This is a fantastic rock solid, rough and ready 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pick Up that’s had the money spent in all the right areas. It may well be scruffy, but it should not be touched as it retains a great deal of patina and is totally rock solid with no rust in the cab corners, floors or kick panels. It has a the desirable Deluxe 5 window cab, factory sound mount spare and side mount factory fender and the mechanicals have been improved with a later 1954 235 pressure fed engine that was rebuilt and fitted prior to coming to the UK in 2011 and only a few thousand miles have been covered since.
The Chevy has had a huge amount of expenditure but first of all its clear this Chevrolet has been kept original and rock solid all its life. The doors and bonnet shut perfectly with nice tight gaps and the body seams are all excellent. All the glass is in good order, seals were replaced in the US and the underside is structurally excellent. The history details an elderly Missouri based couple owned the Truck for many years and when it was sold, the new owner found the old Texas plates under the drivers seat which would be an explanation why the metal work is so good.
On arrival in the UK the Truck was inspected and valued by the American Auto Club UK. They commented that bodily the vehicle was near original as found showing a slight patina of age. Due to the very good condition of the chassis and bodywork, the owner wanted to keep it looking as it was made and used in the USA. Since coming to the UK the Chevrolet has been treated to a restoration of the steering, suspension and braking system, treated to a new wiring loom and treated to new tyres. The three speed column change gearbox has been rebuilt, a high ratio back axle has been fitted, as well as a new fuel pump, door locks, headlamps, 12v electrics, alternator, electronic igntion and the truck bed has been replaced.
Our Chevy is a fantastic piece of kit, brilliant on the road with having had new king pins and shocks, brakes are sharp having had all new wheel cylinders, shoes and brake hoses and the rebuilt engine and gearbox perform faultlessly. The last owner has really enjoyed ownership, described it as a ‘scream' to drive and with it's a super honest rustic and patinated appearance, our Chevy Truck has real presence and certainly attracts some attention. We are not even going to valet this one!
1948 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
..Real Good Looker
..350 V8 Engine
..Big Fat Tires on Rear
..Seafoam Green Paint Very Nice