For Sale: 1952 Chevrolet 3100 in Ames, Iowa


Vehicle Description

I restored the truck as a frame-off, original pickup. Please do not consider this truck if you want a souped-up, customized hot rod - it ain't. With very few exceptions, I kept this vehicle as original as possible. Rebuilt 216 engine, with new pistons, rings, bearings (whoops - first non-original equipment is new insert-bearings rather than babbet). The odometer says 85K, but have put much less than 500 miles since the rebuild. The tranny is a 4 speed on the floor. Paint was done in the original colors (exterior: Mariner Blue, Interior: Brown). New tires (don't think wide-white walls were produced 65+ years ago), original wheels with baby moons (they didn't have "Chevrolet" imprinted originally), new clutch, pressure plate, engine decals, weather-stripping, door panels, kept it as a 6 volt - with new wiring harness, rebuilt starter & generator, heater core refurbished, new radiator and a whole lot more. Ok, I did get carried away, and as most restorer folks know, I'll never get back what I invested (+$70K). BUT IT WAS FUN. Now trying to get my dear wife to approve me restoring one more vehicle - 1948 Plymouth, a high topped - gangster looking car with suicide doors (had one when I was young, from my great grandpa). Will post more later - let me know if you have questions. I have all of my costs for parts & restoration, that I will be glad to share. Thanks for looking. The few pic's shown show water spots on the driveway - yes they are water spots after washing, not oil. - Bob  

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1044721
  • Price:$39,900
  • Location:Ames, Iowa
  • Year:1952
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:3100
  • Exterior Color:Mariner Blue
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Flat 6
  • Odometer:85763
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive