This is a turnkey ready 1953 Chevrolet 3100 that's perfect for honest classic cruising. But since this is also a desirable five-window pickup, it's also the perfect companion if your tastes ever change for more customizing.
You're looking at pickup that will always have value and attract attention in the vintage truck community. Not only are Chevrolet's "Advanced Design" pickups one of the best looking old-school haulers around, but also this one has the optional rear quarter side glass. These five-window pickups are in very high demand, for both their appearance and rarity. Beyond that is the attraction of an expertly applied bright blue that has plenty of gloss and shine to attract a crowd from across the show field. And when they get up close, not only will the finish live up to expectations, but also the details are right, too. The body is nice and straight, and the wood in the truck bed has been replaced to erase decades of any tough loads. The chrome up front looks like an Art Deco skyscraper; the bright trim is complete; and the custom rear bumper is so shiny that you can check you hair before hitting the show field. This pickup has plenty of great vintage and modern touches, and this attitude seems to come together perfectly on the wheels. Those are later-model versions of the iconic Chevy Rally wheels with cool bow tie spinners.
The interior is still working-class all the way, but that's all part of the vintage truck appeal. The vinyl bench seat shows virtually no wear, and the same can be said for the door panels and rubber flooring. Pickups from the 1950s didn't come adorned with a long feature list, and that actually adds to this 3100's charm. This is part of an era where its heater was a valued feature because it gave you a chance to warm up on your way home from working the day in the outdoors. Those are the kinds of things you think about from this truck's big airy and open cabin. You get to connect to a bygone era every time you grab the three-spoke steering wheel and gaze at the large original gauge package.
The real options in a workhorse pickup come in the engine bay. This one carries the 235 cubic-inch inline-six, which was the optional lager motor in 1953. The big blue block makes the eye immediately take notice of the original-style carburetor and chrome oil bath air cleaner. As expected, this is the kind of classic tough truck engine that has some serious workman torque. Plus, there's a fantastic exhaust note that mixes the classic freight train-style chug with a little extra muscle thanks to the split manifold that creates the dual exhaust. For that added touch of period-correct fun, the motor is mated to a three-speed column shift manual transmission. One helpful piece of new equipment is the set of Cooper Cobra GT tires. It offers more modern grip to add real comfort to your Sunday drives.
Look around, but you probably won't find many trucks as unique as this one... and distinction is the cornerstone for both fun and value. Call today!!!