Bright blue with a plenty of real patina... that kind of striking
appearance alone makes this 1952 Chevrolet 3100 five-window a very
cool pickup. But as you look at the total package - everything from
the glittering chrome to the 400 hp V8 under the hood - you realize
this is a turn-key classic for the enthusiast who likes to get
This is the kind of story we want any classic pickup to have. This Chevy was bought new less than an hour from our showroom, and it was traded for a horse! The consignor actually bought it as a barn find from the first owner and turned the original patina'd paint and body into a very cool custom. The patina blue is a truly unique feature. The different shades seen throughout this pickup make it look like there's a tidal wave rolling over the whole body. Another reason why this worn-in paint looks so good is the exceptionally straight sheetmetal. It means the light rolls evenly from panel to panel and really revels the depth of the full-body patina. But what's really catching the sunlight is all that brightwork. The chrome is glittering from new pieces like the bumpers and grille. And of course, everyone sees the shine of the modern REV alloys with 18/20-inch front/rear offset disguised under the lowered suspension. But it's not just the modern pieces that grab attention. We all love details like the sun visor, real wood in the truck bed, and the ultra-desirable five-window cab. So in total, the whole appearance defines aggressively elegant.
The interior gives a first impression of a tough working-class pickup, and that never goes out of style. The fresh bench seat, old-school heater, and large three-spoke factory wheel are all part of the vintage truck experience. But then you spot elements like the Lokar floor shifter and auxiliary gauge trio. These let you know there's something special in the engine bay even before you twist the key.
One look under the hood, and you can tell this is a very mean machine... but there still is some room for some classic pickup style. For example, while this has a sinisterly dark valve covers and air topper with the glowing red Chevy script on top, there's also the Dr. Pepper radiator overflow bottle as a cool nod to this 3100's country roots. The 355 cubic-inch V8 is a serious performance-built motor that includes upgrades like an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Performer EPS intake. It's a total package rated at 400 hp, and the thunder of the dual exhaust lets everyone know its power superiority. A big V8 machine needs the right supporting components, too, so the stout three-speed automatic transmission now has a 3,200 stall to keep you in the optimal power band. Plus, the front suspension has been upgraded to an independent unit borrowed from an S-10 truck. The rear is now a strong four-link with coilovers. Add in more great driving features like power steering, front disc brakes, and modern performance tires, and you have a classic patina'd pickup that can make some serious moves on the streets.
Complete with owner's manual, you're looking at big power in a very cool package. But something this unique won't wait for long, so hurry up and call today!