1948 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
There's just something about old school pickups that's universally
appealing. To us, they're clean, straightforward work vehicles
which have morphed into wildly popular classics. And it seems many
enthusiasts agree, as trucks like this original Chevy are some of
our hottest sellers...because they are trucks!
For consignment and your enjoyment, a very nicely restored
Chevrolet 1/2 ton pickup, retaining its original styling just as it
was on the showroom floor 73 years ago. Plenty of newer parts have
been put on replacing some of the older technology from 1948,
including a 2004 Yukon 5.3 liter mill which has been worked for
better performance. An advanced design, from Chevrolet was billed
as stronger, larger and sleeker, and the first redesign since WW2.
This truck is a short wheelbase 1/2 ton 3100.
With the full aged effect of wear and tear only gently aged
condition for the exterior steel panels of this truck. Gaps are
well minded, and there is an overall patina which shows through on
the sky facing surfaces giving the effect of wear. A satin clear
coating was then applied, and we now have a very straight exterior
faded and slightly surface rusted truck which looks like an aged
classic. Any chromed parts were replaced and polished and now
appear as new. The gently curved front grille, bumper below and
flanking headlights (now LED lights) frame the front of the truck,
and are topped with a nice rounded hood. Fenders frame new Coker
white walled tires and shiny moon capped wheel covers with some
trim rings on the edges. A solid running board is seen below the
doors, and on the drivers side is a spare tire hanging from the
side of the bed. Stake sides top the bed on top and add some extra
support for a higher cargo load. These are painted a body matching
green and are like new. The bed has been sanded and nicely stained
and finished and has a nice feel of age to it just like the
remainder of the truck. Classic bullet style taillights have been
welded to the rear sides of this truck and a nicely curved bumper
Door panels retain their original coverings which is utilitarian,
and even retain their lower panel dirt from getting in and out with
work boots that were worn in less than ideal conditions. Moving
inside a brand new triangle stitched and lightly tufted full bench
stretches from door to door. This bench is a near perfect
butterscotch vinyl and has brown bolsters below. To the dash which
also shows age with surface rust for the front, but now Dakota
Digital gauges are installed into the original round holes for the
gauge cluster. The passenger side is where a long ribbed chromed
panel stretches to the other door panel in front and includes an
ashtray, speaker cover and chromed glovebox. A wood rimmed rally
steering wheel is now installed and has a tilt wheel column. Black
carpeting, nice and clean, covers the floors.
Flipping the hood is a mixture of new and old. The engine bay has
the patina and surface rust of the old look but a 2004 GMC Yukon
5.3 Liter V8 LS sits proudly in the center. This engine was
completely rebuilt with a polished crank, and new high horsepower
cam now inside. New pistons, and EFI and the consigner states that
the horsepower is around 350. A 4L80E automatic transmission is
bolted to the back, and a Ron Frances 12-volt wiring system now
replaces the original. On the rear axle is a 1994 Thunderbird
independent rear. The engine has a mere 152 miles clocked on it as
indicated by the digital gauge on the dash.
All metal surfaces were stripped and painted with black John Deere
chassis paint. A Mustang II provided the frame and front clip which
sports independent front suspension with adjustable coil overs now
on. A new master cylinder is running 4 wheel disc brakes with all
new lines. Also, the fuel tank was removed and resealed.
Undercarriage is looking solid as a rock.
This Yukon 5.3 Liter fired right up and on the test track it proved
to be a real nice runner. Great handling, smooth acceleration, and
bias free braking with the new system I would expect nothing else.
The new seat is very comfy, and the digital gauges are a plus. I
noticed the radio was inoperable as well as the heater was not
working at the time of my test drive.
Great lengths were taken to retain originality as to the exterior,
but make it look old. It was successful, as now you have a classic
great running truck with virtually a new engine, great suspension
and underpinnings, and a nice interior, albeit looking well used
21-Janesville, WI Assy Plant
5071-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.