For Sale: 1953 Chevrolet 3100 in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

"Advanced Design" 3100 pickups hit 147,756 such units produced for the 1952 model year, making the half-ton pickups far and away the most popular Chevrolet commercial vehicle that year. A war-weary and truck-starved public was waiting when Chevrolet introduced its redesigned truck lineup in 1947. The new models were a big departure - literally - from the previous generation. The welded cabs - not bolted together - were a whopping eight inches wider and seven inches longer and had adjustable bench seating for three across. The higher and wider cab doors were more user friendly, and the bigger windows and windshield gave much greater visibility than ever before.

For consignment, a beautifully restored example of the 1953 Chevrolet 3100 half ton pickup. With a higher power engine than stock, 12-volt electrics and just beautifully appearing much like the showroom example that drove out into the world in 1953. A 5-window version with a new bed lined in oak and was completely restored with every part removed and only factory original body parts used for the redo. With zero miles on the build, not only can you haul the goods, but you'll look great doing it!

Exterior
Frankly I'm green with envy on this creation with its rounded fenders, under the door running boards, bulbous hood and wide chrome horizontal ribbed grille. It can show up in style to the country club and no one will barely notice it's a truck! During the redux all factory original metal was used with the exception of the small grille bars. Round single headlights with chrome bezels are fronting the front rounded fenders that are nearly perfect. The simple gently curved front bumper frames the bottom and on the front of the hood is a near perfect Chevrolet badge. The hood backs up to a split window front glass, and speaking of which, this cab offers up 5 windows for that panoramic view from the driver's seat...no blind spots here! With the upper body all dipped in beauteous green and showing off some black painted fenders and running boards that connect the fenders, things are at the deep end of the pool here and perfectly curvy. The running boards go back just far enough to allow easy access to the bed, much like a step side model would do. On back rounded fenders frame those beautifully green steel wheels with polished dog dish caps and seamlessly attach to the straight sides of the bed. A bed, in which new oak planks have been installed, have stainless steel dividers in metal to shore them up to the frame. On the back is a black shaded back embossed pressed in the green metal CHEVROLET lettering...snazzy! Below this gate is another wide gently curving pristine bumper and single exhaust pipe.

Interior
A swing of the doors and what to my wandering eyes does appear?? Well, black door panels and a saddle armrest that float shiny handles within this tastefully finished field, and a green metal bottom frames the doors nicely below. Inside, saddle overstuffed tuck and roll vinyl covering the interior bench seat. This floats in a bulletproof sea of rubber flooring so you won't fret when your muddy boots mess it up. Up front a large cracked black bakelite steering wheel with 3 spokes in the middle fronts a perfectly restored dash which is painted in lower body matching black. In front of the driver are 2 original gauges, one for the speedometer and the other has a cluster of quarter round black faced and white lettered gauges for fuel, battery, oil pressure and water temp. As we scan across the dash plenty of horizontal ribbed chrome embellishes the dash with a peppering of chromed knobs and pulls. Above is a radio delete panel plopped right in the center of this wonderful dash. In front of the passenger, the ribbing continues as a covering for the glovebox. Below a heater box is noted, and up top for the headliner is a solid textured off white that is mounted up there with chromed strips.

Drivetrain
Under the hood resides some mechanical jewelry in the form of an inline 235ci 6-cylinder engine. There is a single1-barrel carb which attaches to the factory intake manifold and is topped with a small round oil bath air filter coverings. A gray valve covering runs the length and tops a gray painted engine block with new wiring now 12-volt. Bolted to the back is a 3-speed manual transmission which sends power to the 4.11 geared rear axle.

Undercarriage
A single exhaust system is on for the exhale through a stock style muffler, ending on the left of the rear bumper. All else is looking rust free, structurally sound, and very nice for this restoration with black flooring, clean stained oak for the underside of the bed and lightly patinaed suspension components. Leaf springs and new drum brakes are on all 4 corners and nary a drip is seen from the bottom side of the drivetrain.

Drive-Ability
One has to adore overstuffed tuck and roll and this interior has plenty of that, and chrome ribbing, so there is plenty to be enamored with. It fired right up and off to the test track where it had nice smooth acceleration, shifted effortlessly, and stopped on a dime. All functions were working as they should, and it is definitely a head turner. But it drives like a truck!

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!

VIN DECODE
H53B028205
H-3100 Series
53-1953
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
028205-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.

Vehicle Details

  • 1953 Chevrolet 3100
  • Listing ID: CC-1639743
  • Price: $35,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:3100
  • Exterior Color:Green
  • Interior Color:Saddle
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:35
  • Stock Number:4331
  • VIN:H53B028205
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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