1957 Chevrolet Custom Pickup
Being a fan of classic trucks, getting to list a custom 57 Chevy like this always an exciting thing. This pickup was nicely built and customized to be a top level show car and utilizes only the highest quality components. This is known as a small window truck due to the smaller rear window which is often a preference among truck owners. The big windows certainly have their fans but are often paired with complaints about too much sun getting in and heating up the inside. Painted in a Fire Engine Red the truck has no problem standing out and very subtle ghost flames accent the front perfectly. It is just enough to change up the look without being gaudy and overbearing. The paint has a really nice finish and the front bumper has been painted to match. In rear the bumper was removed and a custom roll pan created with a frenched in license plate and custom Chevy bowtie tailights. That famous emblem also graces the rear tailgate where you would have originally seen Chevrolet lettering. The hood and front fenders have been shaved of the original style emblems which gives it a really clean look. The original grill has been chromed and helps to create one of the coolest looking truck front ends Chevrolet ever created. Custom Foose Wheels were added and just add to that overall toughness. It has 18s in front and 20s in rear all of which are wrapped with Yokohama tires.
Pop the hood and you will reveal the 350 ZZ4 small block Chevy motor. It starts up easily and runs well. These motors are very reliable and produce plenty of power. It has been customized with chrome Chevrolet valve covers, Edelbrock dual quads, a scoop style air cleaner and a ton of other billet and chrome components. The power brake booster is chrome as well and smoothly brings the car to a halt with 4 wheel disc brakes. Paired with the motor is a 700R automatic transmission with 3500 stall that shifts smoothly without issues. The body sits on the original frame which has been boxed and along with the positraction Ford 9" rear end (3.73 gears) is painted to match the body. It has a coil over suspension in front/rear and the truck rolls down the road smoothly. A power rack and pinion steering system was also added.
Custom Silver and Red upholstery was used on the interior which was customized to have newer high back bucket seats. They sit to each side of a custom center console which provides an arm rest, cupholders and houses the aftermarket shifter with custom knob. The dash has also been modified with a Kenwood AM/FM/CD player and white faced gauges in a billet bezel with LED turn signal indicators. Some of the stock controls for things like the lights and AC/Heat are still in place. A tilt steering column sits in front of the driver along with the Grant GT steering wheel. A lot of these old trucks had the gas tank behind the seats and were notorious for leaking that smell into the inside. Because of this it was relocated with a fuel cell that you fill through the cap in the bed which was entirely redone in Red Oak.
You don't run across classic pickups done to this quality everyday so check it out while its still available!
Get it for way less than it cost to build at $69,500.00!
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