This 1955 Chevrolet 3100 is what you get when you combine a big
budget with a passion to create an unforgettable custom pickup.
With award-worthy flame job paint, custom interior, updated
suspension, and big block power, this is the kind of package that
will keep you bragging for years to come.
Take a moment to understand what kind of effort goes into looking this stunning. The high gloss black custom paint has so much clearcoat that you get those softly rounded curves - a true sign of time and money well spent. Plus, those awesome flames start behind the front fenders and add flair to the profile all the way down past the rear wheels. This level of detail is amazing on any vehicle, but it's a miracle to be able to so this with a pickup that probably spent decades as a workman. But beyond just an investment in paint and body, the chrome of the toothy grille, bumpers, and light surrounds all have been restored to shine like mirrors. In back the brightwork is more subtle as it surrounds the C2 Corvette-style taillights and the dual exhaust tips - it doesn't want to distract from the cool custom stamped bow tie tailgate or real wood truck bed.
Open the door for a very cool surprise. The bright orange of the exterior flames is also the accent color for this custom leather interior. It even wraps around the custom door panels and onto the dash for a very modern enveloping feeling. The high back leather buckets are vastly more comfortable than anything that come out of the 1950s, and they are power adjustable so you can effortlessly find that perfect position. In-between those is a center console that houses the controls for the power windows and the modern R134a air conditioning. Plus, there's an Eclipse stereo with AM/FM/CD/DVD and even satellite navigation. While all of this is just as enjoyable for the passenger as the driver, this pickup really does keep its best feature just for you. The Billet Specialties steering wheel is mounted on a chrome tilt column. And beyond that is a set of Classic Instruments gauges in the original speedometer housing. This setup even includes a tach, which is a clear indication that there is something special in the engine bay even before you hear the sweet rumble of the dual exhaust.
You're going to love lifting the hood at car shows because this big block is an award-worthy presentation. There was a lot of time and money invested in creating a coordinated package where the cross member, aluminum radiator, and Holley carb cover are all given the same cool flames that run along side this pickup. Even the shining valve covers have flames etched into them. With all those polished components, well trimmed wires & hoses, and mirror smooth firewall, you know people will be spending a lot of time staring at your engine bay. But this was built for more than just showing off. The ZZ502 crate V8 already is a beast rated at 500+ horsepower before you include the Sanderson headers that add to both the sound and the fury that this machine produces. And this Chevy was specially built to handle all of its power. There's 700R4 four-speed automatic w/overdrive utilizing a Bowler shift kit. It sends the power to a limited-slip Ford nine-inch rear end with a stout Moser axle. This is running versatile 3.73 gears that are good for both power takeoffs and overdrive cruising. Up front there's a Mustang II-style independent front suspension with tubular A-arms, and in the rear is a multi-link axle with coilovers (all fully adjustable.) Control is well in-hand thanks to power steering, a drilled & slotted four-wheel disc brake package, and ZR rated tires on those Billet Specialties 17-inch wheels.
Yes this Chevy pickup is truly a special machine, and it only has 6,286 miles on it since built. It even comes with a custom bra and cover so you can drive wherever and still keep it looking properly polished on arrival. So the question is do you want to steal the show with this all-around custom build or do you want to lose to it? Call today!!!
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