This 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Stake Bed has an industrial level of cool.
After all, we love these post-war pickups for their rugged
reputation, and a flatbed with wood sides really maximizes that
useful feeling. But as you look inside and out, you can tell they
took time to erase any traces from its decades of work to make this
real truck a real looker.
This may have the equipment and style of a workhorse, but you can
tell they took extra time to give it an attractive freshness. The
two-tone red and black may be contrasting colors, but they are
united in a quality shine. There are also plenty of cool details,
like the shining front grille, running board step plates, classic
wheel covers, and a wraparound steel rear bumper. While there's
Chevrolet signage on the side right now, we bet you're thinking
about what that would look like with your logo and sitting out in
front of your business. It makes for an instant symbol of
credibility and care. And of course, there's the bed. The stake
sides make a high-sided pen for the clean steel flatbed. It makes
for a great showcase on its own, but we bet you're also thinking
about how it would be great to haul other vintage items. After all,
just imagine how a classic pedal car, motorcycle, or other
collectibles would look back there.
Inside is pure vintage truck simplicity. This one likes to be
comfortable while still feeling like a farm hand. So you have a
nicely recovered velour bench seat, seat belts, a durable rubber
floor, and clear glass in the two-piece windshield. And the large
steering wheel and tall shifter give you that unbeatable old-school
The 216 cubic-inch inline-six is part of a legacy of industrial
strength, and so it's great to see it so correctly present under
the hood. The hoses, wires, and even the inner walls look fresh and
dark so that the long gray cover takes center stage in the engine
bay. It's the kind of investment that also means the truck runs
like it was still needing to be a reliable daily worker. Another
key to the truck's usefulness is the four-speed manual
transmission. The "granny" low first gear means utilizing plenty of
torque from the start, so this stake bed truck can get going even
when under a load.
This Chevy is a great classic truck that can be driven to work or
shows with plenty of pride. So if you're ready for industrial-level
cool, call today!