This 1948 Chevrolet 3100 strikes an interesting balance between a
custom look and a classic attitude... and all of it delivers that
solid classic truck feeling you love.
This truck has a very interesting look. The copper paint has a nice
pearl element that radiates nicely in the sunlight. Plus, the
chrome bumper, grille, and upgraded wheels give this a bright
attitude. But there's also something more here. It has the worn-in
feeling you get from a classic barn find. So it's sort of like
someone gave dad's pickup a west coast custom feeling in the 1960s,
and then it got lost to history for the last six decades. That's
how you get cool details like the well-worn lumber for the bed
rails and floor. And while we like this look, if you feel
differently, this is still an appealing truck. After all, it's a
desirable five-window setup with good lines and doors that open and
close with ease.
Inside is more of the old-school custom attitude with the two-tone
bench seat. And you still get all the best classic Chevy pieces,
like the art deco dash, floor shifter, and large three-spoke
steering wheel. The heater is even there to make sure this one
likes to get out early on those Sunday morning drives. And there's
always something special about the added light those extra windows
bring into the cab.
Under the hood is what makes these Chevy trucks so famous. The
General Motors inline six is an international symbol for
robustness, and this 216 cubic-inch unit has a great vintage look.
As you dig deeper, there are signs of good maintenance, and the way
this one fires up and runs reaffirms a well-kept life. As you head
down the road, there's the unmistakable sensation that comes from
the solid feeling when shifting the four-speed manual transmission
and overall robustness of a well-built classic pickup.
This truck is a true driver, and so it's easy to show off its
distinctive look anywhere. So if you like a solid classic American,