3100 1/2 Ton
3100 1/2 Ton
- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 235 I6
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Manual
1954 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 Ton
1954 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 Ton
There's just something about old school pickups that's universally appealing. To us, they're clean, straightforward work vehicles which have morphed into wildly popular classics. And it seems many enthusiasts agree, as trucks like this original Chevy are some of our hottest sellers…because they are trucks!
For consignment and your enjoyment, a very nicely restored Chevrolet 3100 Series 1/2 ton pickup, retaining its original styling just as it was on the showroom floor 66 years ago. The advanced design from Chevrolet was billed as stronger, larger and sleeker, and the first redesign since WW2. This truck is a short wheelbase 1/2 ton 3100. It is a 2002 AACA National Award winner in the senior division.
Bathed in well done Transport Blue, there is barely a flaw to be found, or gap out of line on this truck. Originality was the restorers key, and it has it from the front grille including a triple row of large horizontal grille bars bisected by a vertical bar, with parking lights incorporated in the grille (Incidentally, these interchanged with the corresponding GMC model). The new grille could be ordered in chrome, but because this cost extra, it is seldom seen on surviving trucks. On painted grilles, the outer bars were painted in the body color; the inner bars are painted the correct thistle gray. Black bumpers in front and rear finish off this 3100 at either end. All the way through the bed which is lined with near perfect oak. Due to the curved fenders being on the outside, you get a full unobstructed bed, (why weren't they doing this all along? GENIUS!). Wide white wall tires are wrapping black wheels with blue bowtie badged moon caps in their centers. For work only on this great example, although it is quite the shower!
Sprayed in warm cream color we can call it taupe, the full metal dash with its pristine original gauge setup, simple vertical ribbed front and center, restored steering wheel side column mounted shifter, and we are speaking utilitarian bling if you will. Door panels do not disappoint either with the taupe lowers in horizontal ribbed metal and brown vinyl uppers. A large bench stretches from metal door to metal door and is found brown vinyl. This bench has seat belts. The back rectangle window is framed inside by pure metal and is sprayed with the door and dash taupe. True to form the floors are near perfect black rubber and above is a brown vinyl paneled headliner with chromed separators. Buckle up buttercup!
Opening the massive hood, we are met with a 235ci inline 6-cylinder engine, which is very clean and matches the quality of the rest of the truck. It sits in a very clean engine bay, has a 1-barrel carburetor with an oil bath air cleaner attached to the top. Backing this 112hp engine is a 3-speed manual transmission, that shifts very smoothly, and throws power to a 3.90 rear axle.
Appearing original but from the '91 restoration, is now covered with a wonderful patina of faded paint, and very minor surface rust here and there. Structurally sound it takes on the appearance of what a beautifully aged undercarriage would over time, but time well spent in a garage or dry barn. New floorboards were installed. Leaf springs provide the ride for you and the haul and are on all 4 corners. Also, drum brakes are on these corners.
A quick starter, smooth idle, and easy shifting through the 3 gears of the manual transmission are noticed right away. Suspension felt nice and tight with no sloppy ride lumbering around curves here, this truck is a performer and a head turner as well.
Overall a wonderful restoration retaining the original undercarriage, and meticulous attention to the above appearance. Mechanically sound, this truck works very well on all fronts, and runs like it's 1954 all over again, and we just left the lot with a smile on our face.
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
007919-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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