For Sale: 1953 Chevrolet 3100 in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

We see a lot of pretty cool pickups here at Streetside Classics, but this 1953 Chevrolet 3100 5-Window Restomod might be the slickest we've featured in years. And it's more than just pretty, because there's a fuel-injected 350 LT1 powerplant underneath, a drop-dead gorgeous high-end paint job, a plush custom A/C interior, and a well-designed chassis that's built for the modern road. Take a closer look, this might just the one you've been waiting to own.

We've said it many times before: if you're going to paint a classic vehicle a modern, vivid color, you need to invest the extra time to make the bodywork as nice as possible, because you're going to get A LOT of attention and scrutiny on your rig. This particular Advanced Design beauty has already earned its share of kudos and shows just 10,480 miles on the build, with most of those probably coming while it was driving on and off the trailer and on the way to a cruise in. It started as a standard 5-window Chevy 3100 pickup, and between 2016-2017 it was stripped bare and fully rebuilt using old-fashioned hot-rodding tricks and exceptional craftsmanship. Most notable is, of course, the paint job, which is eye-searing Victory Red with expertly applied subtle ghost flames on the hood and a blindingly high polish that makes this blue-collar pickup look at home on Rodeo Drive. Although the classic look of the 3100 remains, a few liberties were taken to slick-up the exterior - from the custom spare tire cover with butt-kickin' American fanfare beautifully airbrushed, to the custom wooden toolbox adorned with decals from many of the car shows this truck has dominated - but they kept the trademark front grille and chrome bumpers that always bring the crowds in, and sharp-eyed viewers will spot all the trim on this truck is in excellent condition. Other cool additions include convenient jump-off posts installed above the driver's side running board, shiny Chevrolet step plates on both sides, and those really cool Bowtie exhaust tips that turn down just beyond the rear fenders. At the same time, the bed got a full makeover that includes fresh wood bed held together with chrome slats, a relocated and flush-mounted custom gas tank, and a beautifully pained tailgate and matching side panels that look suitably sophisticated on this restomod. The overall workmanship is quite impressive, with a great gloss and smooth finish everywhere you look, and you'll be proud to show off this 3100 at any venue.

It's also a very comfortable truck in which to spend some time, thanks to a luxuriously finished yet elegantly simple custom interior. A comfortably padded, split-bench seat has been covered with high-end two-tone leather upholstery, and with matching door panels and a custom Bowtie headliner that follow a similar pattern and color scheme, it's easy to forget this is actually a vintage pickup truck. Upgrades include a leather-wrapped Lecarra steering wheel that sits atop a tilt column, a full A/C panel stashed discreetly under the dash, and a custom console that splits the sculpted bench seat - all features that help bring this vintage pickup into the 21st century. Thankfully, the original dash was retained and coated with matching Victory Red paint and shiny chrome accents that really brighten up the cab, particularly up against the two-tone upholstery. Dolphin white-face gauges with neat old-school fonts really work well in the factory holes and because they're plentiful all-in-one units, there was no need to clutter the dash with eye-sore auxiliary units. Entertainment comes from a retro-style AM/FM/Cassette stereo system that sounds great even with that LT1 running full-bore, and the Lokar shifter jutting out from the floorboard manages the automatic transmission below.

As you'd expect, this 3100 still carries Chevy power, by way of a freshly installed 5.7L LT1 V8 swapped in from a 1996 Corvette that produces an asphalt devouring amount of horsepower and great torque. With just 10k miles on the build completed by the pros at Street & Performance in Arkansas, it runs superbly and looks fantastic inside the custom finished engine bay. It's very functional too, with modern fuel-injection, a serpentine belt system, aluminum radiator, a polished intake manifold flanked with custom 'LT1-scripted' valve covers, and a ton of polished and detailed parts to make it glitter inside the engine bay that itself was finished with a smoothed and polished firewall and inner fenders. There's a Mustang II suspension set-up with power rack-and-pinion steering and coil springs up front, heavy-duty leaf springs in the rear, and power 4-wheel disc brakes at every corner that ensure you get a great ride every time out. A sturdy TH350 3-speed automatic transmission was beefed up with a torque convertor and transmission cooler to help it handle all that added power, and it feeds a Ford 9-inch rear end filled with 3.50 POSI gears to round out the powertrain, leaving you with no worries about reliability and transforming it into an easy high-speed cruiser. The soundtrack is killer too, with ceramic-coated aluminum headers feeding into a custom Flowmaster dual exhaust system that's plenty throaty. Finally, classic Chevrolet 'Full Moon' chrome wheels put the right old-school spin on this resto-mod and wear meaty BFGoodrich blackwall radials that finish off the look.

Beautifully built and ready to cruise, this truck is ready to keep collecting trophies or hammering the highways, all of which it does equally well. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1953 Chevrolet 3100
  • Listing ID:CC-1491429
  • Price:$64,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:3100
  • Exterior Color:Victory Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:10480
  • Stock Number:4851-DFW
  • VIN:H53B012662

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Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137
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