1950 Chevy 3100 Resto-Mod – In 1925, Ford was the first of the Big Three to enter the pickup market, but it was Chevrolet that stood tall as Detroit’s top truck-seller by the time of World War II. Chevy resumed civilian truck production in August 1945, and really got back to business in May 1947 with its new “Advance Design” pickups. Wider, longer and lower than the prewar leftovers marketed in 1946, the Advance Design models looked thoroughly modern and featured an equally modern “alligator” hood hinged at the rear. Beneath that gator was Chevy’s proven 216-cid “Stovebolt” six-cylinder. There were few changes as the Advance Design trucks rolled into the 1950s, but Chevy continued to sell more trucks than all rivals—even with Ford’s new F-series models on the market after 1948. Notable updates included vent windows being added to the doors in 1951.
It’s harder to find anything more American than a classic Chevy truck! And if you’re going to hit the roads in a true American icon, you need to do it in style. The only downfall of an all original 50’s era truck is that you lack several of the creature comforts we’ve grown accustomed to. And you might think twice about getting in the fast lane of the freeway with an inline 6 cylinder that only pumps out 92 horsepower. But a few years back we ingenious Americans collectively invented the “resto-mod” and today these hybrid vehicles are the best a buyer can find. Who needs a flashy sports car when you can turn ten times the heads in a classic truck that has all the comforts of a newer vehicle! This gorgeous Series 3100 1/2 Ton has all the right looks and features to make driving a classic truck your new favorite hobby. After many years “under the knife”, this Chevy was completed by the previous owner around 2010. Even when restorations shops charged much less than currently, this frame off build was over $75k. Since that time the truck has seen a little under 100 miles of asphalt as shown on the odometer and has always been stored indoors. We have sold vehicles of this caliber for 6-figures at auction and have plans to do the same with this truck if not sold in the next few months. This is a vehicle that can no longer be built for the $59k asking price. The beautiful burgundy paint job with ghost flames was over $10k by itself. Features that set this classic Chevy apart from the crowd include; 350 V8, Edelbrock Intake and Demon Carb, Chrome Valve Covers, Shaved Firewall, Summit Front Runner Kit, Rebuilt Automatic Transmission, RWD, Electric Fan, Power Brakes, Vintage A/C, Alarm, Keyless Entry Door Poppers, Bucket Seats, Custom Dash, Wood Bed, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Kenwood AM/FM/CD Stereo, Rear-view Camera, Flaming River Push-button Ignition, Center Console Storage, Chrome Steering Column, Custom Wood Steering Wheel, Power Windows/Locks, Chrome Grill, Shaved Door Handles & Mirrors, Color-matched Front Bumper, Custom Rear Bumper & Taillights, Custom “Marines” Themed Tailgate, Dual Exhaust, 15″ Wheels, and Kelly Charger 245/60/R15 Tires! You can spend a fortune to build this truck’s twin or you can call us today and begin enjoying a great classic right away!