Your first impression of this 1954 Chevrolet 3100 is a faithful and
good-looking classic. But then the smooth shine of the black paint
starts to clue you into the real level of quality. This pickup
finished its comprehensive restoration less than 250 miles ago. And
the full package has solid V8 power, an upgraded suspension, a
custom leather A/C interior, and much more to be the cool classic
pickup that delivers it all.
The black paint has a deep luster and a butter-smooth style. It's
the kind of look that could book a few gigs as a wax spokesman.
They really made an awesome investment in the finish, and they made
sure you really get to see it well with the deleted badging and
color-matched grille. So now you get an uninterrupted view of all
the curves in the hood, fenders, and cab that makes the Advance
Design truck such a legend. More than just an award-worthy paint
and body, this has a thoughtful style in the details. The chrome
bumpers, crystal clear headlights, and two-piece wheel covers all
have an extra bright style to contrast the darkness nicely. And
there's enough gloss on the real wood truck bed floor to make a
The interior does its best to keep a vintage attitude, but there
are just too many upgrades not to notice. For example, you have the
classic steel dash, but it's as smooth as the rest of the truck.
And the steering wheel looks like a classic unit, but it's a modern
Vintique unit. And there are plenty more well-integrated amenities
that are pure modern comfort. The bucket seats are borrowed from a
Chevy product that's a half-century younger, and so that means
supple leather and full power adjustment. Plush carpeting, LED
floor lights, Dynamat soundproofing, a cup holder center console,
and an AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth make this classic quite modern.
And when was the last time you had cold-blowing A/C in a 1954
truck? It's even a more comfortable driver with the upgraded
steering wheel on a Flaming River tilt column, a tall floor
shifter, and full Classic Instruments readouts.
Under the hood is a terrific presentation. The smooth black fender
walls funnel your attention to plenty of shine on the air cleaner,
valve covers, and more. As you check out the full package, you're
going to notice the right supporting pieces, like the aluminum
radiator, an electric fan, and the battery moved to the center of
the truck. Plus, we all know small block power is a nice
improvement over the inline-sixes that came in these 3100-series
trucks. This 350 cubic-inch V8 inhales deeply with an Edelbrock
four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with a sweet sound out of
the dual exhaust and Flowmaster mufflers. And it's an all-around
solid cruiser with a three-speed automatic transmission, an
independent front end, power steering, power brakes, and front
discs with Powerstop coated drilled and slotted rotors.
This is the pickup that's worth showcasing, and it has the kind of
exceptional comfort that means you'll be showing it off everywhere.