When you see a 1947 Chevrolet 3100 finished in an awesomely
distinct triple-blue, you know it's time to take notice. And with a
strong crate V8, upgraded suspension, desirable 5-window cab, and a
custom leather interior, this is a low-mileage all-around
The paint is an instant standout. It takes an artful eye to mix
three distinct shades of blue. It was done with care so that the
natural lines of the truck were used as the divider. That's why the
fenders have a deep metallic blue, and the main body and grille are
done in a sunny-day sky blue. Then the darker blue returns on the
cab's waistline with some bold pinstriping so that it can be a
clear separation to the silvery blue on top. The consignor states
that it took about a dozen coats of paint to get this look, and the
way the full package radiates in the sunshine certainly shows its
quality. Even the black is nicely coordinated on the bumpers,
running boards, and truck bed. And speaking of the bed, those
tubbed inner fenders, dual Optima red top batteries, and fuel cell
are all there to announce this one is something special for far
more than just the paintwork.
The interior continues the custom presentation. It's exceptionally
well-coordinated with two of the exterior blues returning inside.
We especially like the look of the two-tone custom leather seat. It
has far better bolstering than anything from the 1940s, and the
folding center section gives you a bucket-like level of individual
comfort. There are other nice comfort upgrades like updated
heat/defrost controls and a retro-style AM/FM digital tuner. Of
course, what you'll really like is how this was built to be a
driver's machine. You get a wood-rimmed sports steering wheel on a
tilt column, Lokar floor shifter, auxiliary gauge trio, and a large
AutoMeter speedo and tach directly in front of you.
Under the hood is a stout 350 cubic-inch crate V8. It has a nice
look with the Edelbrock long air grabber and matching valve covers.
A crate motor like this comes right out of the box with plenty of
power, but this one has been upgraded further with a Holley
four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, and headers feeding a
sweet-sounding set of side-exit pipes. It even has nice supporting
pieces like steel braided lines with AN fittings and an aluminum
radiator with electric fan. This powerful V8 connects to a stout
TH400 three-speed automatic transmission on its way to an aluminum
driveshaft that feeds the Ford rear end. And the four-link rear
suspension with adjustable coilovers and wide Mickey Thompson
Sportsman tires make sure there's plenty of rubber that stays
planted to the road. And for those times when you just want to
cruise this triple-tone truck, the power steering and power brakes
with front discs make it easy.
With less than 400 miles on the build, this custom truck has been
barely driven. So if you want a memorable machine that's ready to
hit the streets right now, call today!!!