The Advance Design pickups are on the radar with enthusiasts, and
if you've been holding off waiting for a deal, here's a newsflash:
they will not be getting cheaper. The good news is that you can own
this beautifully built 1954 Chevy 3100, not for $60,000 or $50,000,
but quite a bit less.
Bright red looks great on pickups, particularly vintage vehicles with lots of curves. The bright finish lets all those great '40s shapes stand out without making it look excessively modern, and it's a great background for logos on the door (just imagine your shop's logo on the side of this one!). With straight bodywork that's uncommon on old trucks, it gets a ton of attention on the street and a lot of folks fall in love at first sight. It was painted in 2013, and it's been driven a little bit since then, but who could resist? Today it's a great-looking example of a show-and-go pickup that's fully sorted and nicely turned out. Gaps are about what you got with a commercial vehicle of the period, and the beautiful wood bed gives it an upscale appeal that will make you think twice about returning it to service duty. That same bed also offers a custom rear roll pan with built-in license plate frame, a custom plain tailgate, and marker lights on the sides. A brilliant chrome front bumper and grille make it easy to identify the '54s, and running boards maintain the vintage look. This truck looks great from any angle.
Inside it's still basic and simple, but carries enough details to give it a purposeful and upscale look. The bucket seats come from a late-model, offering cool black upholstery with red piping and the ability to add a set of armrests in the middle (please call for details). A matching late-model GMC steering wheel and tilt column make it easy to get comfortable and custom Dakota Digital gauges slot neatly into the original round pods. New carpets help control noise and heat and really freshen up the interior, and you get neatly trimmed black door panels with red stitching that is just the right touch. There is no radio, as original, and it's nice that they didn't hack up the stock dashboard to make a modern unit fit. You're free to do your own thing, but it looks right just as it is.
The engine is a 383 cubic inch stroker motor, which is a big step up over the original Stovebolt Six that lived there in 1954.With a Holley carb, high-rise intake, aluminum heads, and a big cam, this sucker is STRONG! It's also nicely dressed with cast aluminum valve covers, a finned air cleaner, and lots of polished aluminum, it has a dressed-up look that matches its high-impact bodywork. Power steering and front disc brakes were added during the build, both of which came with the Mustang II front suspension that was grafted onto the original frame. A 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission is rugged and reliable, giving this truck the ability to still haul some gear, and the rear end comes from a late-model pickup that looks heavy-duty enough to handle anything. A Flowmaster dual exhaust system sounds racy and it's been fitted with tube-style shocks so the ride is a lot less truck-like than you'd expect from something of this vintage. Polished aluminum wheels and staggered 225/75/15 front and 235/50/15 rear radials give it the perfect stance.
A cool old truck that's ready to enjoy immediately, offering proven reliability, gorgeous looks, and a ton of performance. Call today!
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