For Sale: 1953 Chevrolet 3100 in Arlington, Texas

Vehicle Description

1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

After WWII Chevrolets first major redesign for their trucks came with the introduction of the "Advance-Design" Pickups. These trucks were marketed as larger, stronger, but also sleeker than their previous designs. They were produced mostly unchanged from 1947 to 1955. During those same years Chevrolet was number 1 in sales for trucks so it is clear they got something right. 3100 was applied to their 1/2 ton Pickups and although the beautiful 1953 you see here might have started life as a plain jane 3100 it has been completely transformed into a retro looking but modern driving machine. If Chevrolet decided to bring back the 1953 3100 we don't think even they could do this good of a job. This is one of those vehicles where there is no way our pictures, video or description can come close to doing it justice. You truly have to see it in person to take in all that is going on. Every where you look there is a sleek feature that catches your eye. It was completed in June of 2019 and was a complete body off nut and bolt restomod build. Every component was carefully thought out and the result is a work of art. If we leave out a feature in our description you can be assured it is of the highest quality.

The completely rust free body is coated in an base coat/clear coat Corvette Admiral Blue paint that is so slick it doesn't look like it has dried. It has a beautiful shine out in the sun and is combined with Black running boards which add a nice contrast. The paint/body was all done by Advantage Autoworks in North Richland Hills, Texas who is known for their quality work. The underside of the cab and fenders have all paint done in a matching rhino liner. The modified smoothed front and rear bumpers have a beautiful shine as does that iconic 5 bar grill. Both bumpers have been pulled into towards the body and the rear has a custom recess for the license plate. All of the stainless/chrome throughout is brand new and it shows. All of the exposed bolts are stainless steel and most of them button head. The truck still has its two piece windshield and all of the new tinted glass is in great shape and framed in stainless trim. It has the original style LED headlights but in back the LED taillights have been modified to now frame the tailgate. This thing has never seen the rain but if you happen to be caught off guard it does have electric windshield wipers from New Port Engineering. You can't mention a classic truck without taking a look in the bed and this one has been totally redone in pecan wood with 5 coats of clear polyurethane and stainless bed strips with hidden mounting bolts. Even the bed sides and taillgate are custom pieces from Mar-K Inc. The doors all have Trique Manufacturing Altman Easy Latch Bearclaw latches which improve both the look and functionality of the doors. The level of detail on this truck is so well done and a good example is even the circular openings on those bed sides have been filled. This Pickup has an awesome stance and rides on a set of American legend wheels wrapped with Cooper tires that are like new. The fronts are 17 inch and rear 18 inch.

If you thought the exterior was beautiful just take a look under the hood. Where you would originally find an inline 6 cylinder now sits the powerful 6.2L LS3 motor. This is part of the Chevrolet Connect and Cruise package which comes with a brand new motor as well as a smooth shifting new 4L65E automatic transmission. It isn't all about performance though because this is definitely a motor you are going to want to show off. The entire engine compartment has been finished out in the same Blue paint as the exterior and looks great. The motor features a front runner system by Vintage Air, modified Blue GTO coil covers and a custom air filter box outside of the motor for the cold air intake. Even in the Texas heat the truck runs cool thanks to the custom built aluminum Griffin radiator with 16 inch cooling fan. If your a gear head you know the importance of a vehicles sound and this thing does not disappoint with 2 and 1/2 inch polished stainless steel exhaust with Gibson Performance mufflers. The truck is a breeze to cruise around in with its power rack and pinion steering and power brakes. The brakes are all Wilwood discs and it has a new vacuum booster plus a Wilwood master cylinder mounted underneath. It also features the very unique E-Stopp electric parking brake system. This push button setup not only is an emergency brake but can also act as an anti theft device as most people are going to have no clue how to disengage it. Underneath the truck leaves nothing to disappoint as everything is extremely clean. It sits on a complete TCI custom chassis that is all powder coated black. It has a 4 link rear suspension with Ride Tech adjustable coilovers. In back is also the Currie 9 inch Ford rear with 3.50 gear ratio. Other features include the complete American Autowire harness and 22 gallon custom made aluminum fuel tank by Boyd Welding that is powder coated Black. You might wonder where to fill it up but on the drivers side rear fender there is a small flush mounted cap. This is a nice alternative from putting the filler in the bed like you typically see.

The interior was done by Xtreme Upholstery out of Denton, Texas and is all European leather. The bench seat is out of a 1997 Chevrolet pickup and has a folding back. The floors are covered in German square weave carpeting and it has a custom 1 piece floor mat. Also on the floor is a Lokar shifter in a leather boot. The dash is beautifully painted and topped off with new Classic Instruments gauges which give you all you need to monitor the trucks vitals with a modern finish in the stock mounts. In front of the driver sits a painted to match Ididit steering column topped off with a leather wrapped steering wheel by Con2R. The RetroSound radio delivers all your favorite tunes and cleanly mounts in the stock position to avoid having to cut up the original dash.

With all of the extremely well done customizations this truck features there is no question that there is something we haven't mentioned. It takes RestoMods to new heights and this truck will easily win awards all over the country. In person it becomes very obvious how well it has been built.

With the amount that is invested there is no way you could recreate it for our asking price of $107,500.00!

PRICE REDUCED TO $102,500.00!

Vehicle Details

  • 1953 Chevrolet 3100
  • Listing ID: CC-1569644
  • Price: $102,500
  • Location:Arlington, Texas
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:3100
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Odometer:2724
  • Stock Number:2218
  • VIN:LBA568323

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Classical Gas Enterprises
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Arlington, TX 76001
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