For Sale: 1949 Chevrolet 3100 in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

Oh, wow.! Okay, now that I've picked my jaw up from the floor, let's get right into this sinister, one-of-a-kind 1949 Chevrolet 3100 3-Window Restomod. Regular readers of the Streetside Classics website already know that a TON of handsome Advance Design pickups run through our showroom, but very, very few of them are as KILLER as this murdered-out muscle truck. With incredible Metallic Charcoal and Satin clearcoat paint, a custom Dagmar-style front clip that gives it a Dracula vibe (or better yet, maybe Dragula?), a bespoke leather interior, a fuel-injected 350 V8 crate motor, and a lot of tricks up its sleeve, this might be the coolest 3100 we've ever featured.

We've said it many times before: if you're going to paint a classic vehicle a dark 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. Well, the pros who built this truck did exactly that, spending countless hours in the body shop sanding and smoothing the sheetmetal (the doors, fenders, and running boards are all new) until it was laser straight and ready for paint. Then they sprayed several coats of the most diabolical PPG Metallic Charcoal paint you've ever seen, and spent another few late nights wet sanding, buffing, and coating it with Satin clearcoat it to give it a unique sheen. And my goodness is it nice. The other thing is, it's incredibly slick, much more uniform than most of the matte paint jobs we see - obviously the handiwork of top-flight professionals. No graphics, no flames, no major distractions from the clean 3100 shape that looks flat-out awesome. Well, there is one deliciously obvious distraction, and it might be the coolest part of the truck: the 1956 Cadillac Dagmar front bumper that was incorporated into the front clip. Along with the smoothed body, shaved door handles and mirrors, and roll pan rear end, the custom work was incredibly well-executed, giving this truck a bespoke, one-of-a-kind look that really brings in the crowds. What little trim was left on the truck was covered with a brushed finish that matches the paint, and the inside of the bed looks like a dance floor - complete with interior walls and rub strips painted to match the body, a cool built-in fuel filler that fits flush so it stays out of the way, and gorgeous dark-stained wood that looks amazing. There's just nothing on this truck that wasn't finished to a very high level.

It's also a very comfortable truck to spend some time in, thanks to a luxuriously finished interior. Supremely comfortable bench seats were swapped-inside and wrapped in gorgeous black leather hides, and they're split by a late-model Silverado center console. Matching custom door panels include billet accents and custom hardware, so it's easy to forget this is actually a vintage pickup truck, and the entire cabin was lined with leather and suede materials that make you forget you're inside a vintage pickup. Rugged gray carpet ties it together in a rather handsome way, and the polished tilt steering column is fitted with a custom leather-wrapped steering wheel that really punches up the '50s theme, and a dash from a 1959 Impala was expertly fitted and painted to match the body. Inside that custom dash (which is arguably one of the best Art Deco designs EVER), a full array of Classic Instruments gauges were installed ahead of the driver for a very trick look, and they keep a closer eye on the powerful motor under the hood. The middle console is the truck's central hub, complete cup holders, storage space, controls for the cold A/C system, and a Kenwood touchscreen head-unit that powers a custom sounds system with speakers and amplifiers stashed in the doors and behind the seats. Bottom line, if you're looking for a long-haul driver, this truck is definitely the right pick.

As you'd expect, this Chevy still carries Chevy power, by way of a freshly installed 350 V8 Goodwrench crate engine that produces an asphalt devouring amount of horsepower and plenty of torque. With just 487 miles on the build, it runs superbly and looks fantastic inside the custom finished engine bay. It's very functional, with modern FiTech Go Street fuel-injection system, HEI ignition, a Billet Specialties Tru-Track pulley system, Weiand intake, a big aluminum radiator and electric fan, and a ton of polished and detailed parts that really pop, including those two-tone Chevrolet valve covers and matching air cleaner. The rest of the engine bay is very nicely finished, too, offering slick painted inner fenders and a smoothed firewall, providing a great backdrop for the bright bits on the engine. The complete TCI chassis and suspension has been upgraded with RideTEch coilovers front and back, polished front A-arms, power rack-and-pinion steering, a polished 4-link set-up in the rear, and Wilwood power 4-wheel disc brakes at the corners. A sturdy 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and a 9-inch rear 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 headers that feed a Magnaflow duals exhaust system that turns-down just beyond the rear axle. Finally, blacked-out 20-inch Detroit Steel wheels are punctuated with satin beauty rings and center caps, and they come wrapped in sticky 245/35/20 Michelin radials that plant the truck on the road.

Beautifully restored by the pros at Sparks Speed Shop, this custom 3100 Restomod has been featured in magazines and won recent Goodguys Car Show trophies. And with less than 500 miles on the build, the party is just getting started. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1949 Chevrolet 3100
  • Listing ID: CC-1627710
  • Price: $99,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1949
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:3100
  • Exterior Color:Metallic Charcoal
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:487
  • Stock Number:5735-DFW
  • VIN:21GRK11632
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

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