You can sum up this 1955 Chevrolet 3100 pickup in just one word: vivid. The coral paint means you can't even lose this one in the dark, and Chevy has just the right amount of chrome to keep this vintage pickup looking modern. Plus, once you get through all the custom features, including the performance-built V8, you'll wonder how you can get so much for such a value price.
Getting attention has never been difficult for these trucks, but the full coral treatment of this one gives it a confident attitude that reflects its current south Florida home. But what really gives this pickup poise at car shows is how the paint is spread over every inch of this Chevy (but more on that in a moment.) There's a great custom graphics package running down the sides and on the tailgate where it reminds everyone that this is from 1955. In fact, the model year is important because this was the first year for the now-legendary Task Force pickup design. It's the biggest steps forward in civilizing the utilitarian pickup. As a result, customs like this look especially smooth, thanks to their curve-hugging bumpers, crisp lines, and hooded fenders. Workmanship of the bespoke elements are quite good. You can see this especially in the truck bed where the wheel wells were tubbed and the wood has been replaced with matching steel, and there's even a third brake light for safety. Most of the chrome elements have been painted over to help the smooth appearance, but that doesn't mean you miss out on all the '50-style bright work. In fact, it now stands out better in places like the headlight surrounds and dog dish hubcaps.
Things only get better inside, where the color scheme continues as a complement to a gray tweed. This looks and feels the best on the bench seat that has been sculpted to deliver individual-bucket style comfort. There's plenty of other nice features for you and your passenger that ranges from the AM/FM/cassette stereo that can be adapted for more modern tunes to vents for air conditioning. The driver gets an aggressive Grant GT steering wheel, and beyond that are a full set of VDO gauges. To the left of the steering column is also a large tach, which is a nice hint at what's under the hood.
If you were missing any of the brightwork on the exterior, the engine bay more than makes up for it. The 350 cubic-inch V8 has been dressed with attention-grabbing shiny features like the big B&M snorkel air grabber, radiator shroud, and valve covers. But beneath the great-looking sea of coral and chrome is also some real substance. This V8 has been built with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, .030 bored over kit, amid camshaft, and you'll also see an R134 AC compressor. The motor exhales through long tube headers on its way through the glasspack exhaust. Don't just listen to the roaring thunder of these side exhaust pipes, but also investigate where they live under the truck. That's because you'll be surprised that the bottom even shares color of the rest of the pickup, and more importantly, you can also see the four-link coilover suspension. This Chevy has all the right elements to be both a barnburner as well as nice driver with features like power steering and a three-speed automatic transmission.
Smooth, powerful, fast, and loaded with creature comforts, this is the truck you'll want for your next long-distance haul. Call today!!!