For Sale: 1951 Chevrolet 3100 in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

This 1951 Chevrolet 3100 has a true rat rod style. But as you look at the full package, you can also see they took extra time to make it a better cruiser. This includes V8 power, an upgraded frame/suspension, and even a Bluetooth radio. So this patina truck is really a true cruiser.


Rat rods are always fun. It's the kind of thing where it looks like this Chevy was found on the side of a barn and rebuilt with the parts found around the farm. So you get a cool patina two-tone, an industrial-grade bumper guard up front, and a truck bed made from street signs. Of course, a rat rod also loves to upgrade the powerful style. So you have a lowered suspension and polished wheels. And the level of detail on this one is terrific. You see it in places like the headlights. This has a cool custom style by adapting housings from a 1953 Buick, but since it's a true rat rod, the unneeded lower turn signal housing is filled in with classic beer can pull tabs. Plus, there's plenty of pinstriping on the cab, tailgate, and welded sun visor. Even the gas tank was upgraded for this theme... it's made from a beer keg.


The interior wants to make sure you recognize it for its true rat rod impression. A license plate headliner, southwest tapestry blanket upholstery, wood paneling in the doors, and a big wrench for a shifter make for a craftsman kind of cool. But after the first glance, you really start to see how much more comfort was actually added into this one. Plush carpeting, a cup holder console, stereo speakers, and a retro-style radio with Bluetooth are great cruiser upgrades. You even have a Grant GT sports steering wheel on a tilt column, and beyond that, you have full AutoMeter readouts and a SunPro tach mounted below the dash.


Under the hood is the right mix of solid upgrades with a touch of rat rod fun. That's why the newer aluminum radiator has a Jack Daniels bottle for an overflow. This is a 350 cubic-inch V8 built with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, a Summit intake, and a nice dual exhaust. As you look underneath, you can see how this was made to be a true cruiser with an updated 1992 Chevrolet S-10 chassis (which is what it is actually titled as). Plus, there's power steering, power brakes, front discs, and a three-speed automatic transmission to give this patina pickup a true easy feeling on the road.


Rat rods are more fun when they have this level of thoughtfulness. So if you love a cruiser that looks like a bruiser, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1951 Chevrolet 3100
  • Listing ID: CC-1642758
  • Price: $26,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1951
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:3100
  • Exterior Color:Orange
  • Interior Color:Orange
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:13342
  • Stock Number:5770-DFW
  • VIN:1GCCS14R7N8204082
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

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