What if you could have a truck that looks like 1956 but drives like
a muscle car? Well, here's the answer to your question, a
spectacular 1956 Chevy 3100 pickup with a high-powered 350 inside
plus a cabin full of luxury options. Talk about having your cake
and eating it too!
Painted a deep, semi-metallic purple, this slick pickup represents the first of the pickups that were actually styled by designers rather than merely engineered. As a result, they carry a lot of automotive-inspired design cues, and if you see a little bit of Shoebox Chevy in the design, the coincidence is purely intentional. Of course, the fact that it was finished to today's standards certainly helps, and there's not a ripple, dent, pockmark, or dent anywhere on the beautiful surface of this truck. The paint is about a mile deep, and has been rubbed and buffed to a mirror-like shine, and yes, you're seeing some ghost flames on the nose. Enhancing the polished look is a beautifully finished and slightly rustic oak bed with polished stainless strips that tie in with the bright chrome bumpers and brilliantly restored grille. Custom LED taillights flank the tailgate, adding a slightly custom look, and you'll dig the matching high-mounted taillight atop the cab.
Gray cloth is the dominant theme inside, with the original bench seat replaced by what appear to be buckets from a late-model. There's also a custom-made center console that looks like it belongs there and adds the practicality of a pair of cup holders. It retains a '50s sensibility, but the modern materials will definitely attract more than their fair share of appreciative nods at shows. Simple door panels were covered in matching patterned fabric and beautifully bound carpets soften the interior considerably and help control noise and temperature inside. The dash uses a set of pretty VDO gauges in a custom panel built to mimic the original, and A/C vents have been discreetly tucked underneath. A tilt wheel with a custom Budnick billet wheel adds to the 21st century feel, as well as the Sony AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the dash, with speakers scattered throughout the cab.
Underneath that beautiful green sheetmetal, you'll find a very OEM-looking chassis. Up front there's a 350 cubic inch V8 that looks very much like a factory installation. Instead of flash, you get function and reliability, along with easy serviceability. The wonders of the small block Chevy motor mean it looks right between the vintage truck's wheel wells, and a few chrome dress-up items give it some eye appeal when you pop the hood. Power steering and power front disc brakes make this truck a pleasure to drive, and a Camaro front subframe gives it agile handling, particularly for a pickup. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission clicks through the gears, feeding a GM 10-bolt rear hanging on a set of stout leaf springs that mean this truck can still work for a living. A 2.5-inch dual exhaust system gives it just a little bit of rumble, but it doesn't intrude, making this truck an easy long-distance hauler. Polished aluminum wheels brighten up the exterior quite a bit and wear 205/70/15 Michelin performance rubber.
This is a no-compromises truck built to very high standards, and you'll be proud to call it your own. Call today!