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- Seller: streetsidephx
- Phone: 480-926-1344
There's a funny thing about nostalgia, we tend to elevate the good memories and throw away the bad. That seems like the exact aim they had when restoring this 1951 Chevrolet 3100.
This idea of rosy-eyed nostalgia starts with the paint. After all, you could get a blue pickup in 1951, but this modern application does an even better job of letting the sunlight reveal all your favorite curves. These Advance Design pickups represented the post-WWII optimism with well-rounded lines and a ton of brightwork. So they also ensured all the chrome shines like mirrors, including the bumpers, headlight bezels, hood trim, emblems, five-piece grille, and so much more. And take a little extra time looking at the details. The white background in the grille is factory-correct, and it coordinates nicely with the fresh whitewalls and pinstripe circling the cab. The color-matched steelie wheels have correct two-piece trim, including the bed-mounted spare. The fresh lumber in the real-wood truck bed, coating on the cunning boards, and classic spotlight are all part of a detail-oriented package that tells you they took extra time restoring this truck.
Nostalgia also means not over-reaching into modern times, and this interior gives that ideal time capsule feeling. A taut bench seat, fresh paint on the door panels, and an Art Deco dash with gleaming brightwork offers true vintage appeal. In fact, the only addition you may even really recognize are seatbelts. Clear gauges, a heater, and a working AM radio are the best amenities of the day. And when you grab the large three-spoke steering wheel, you feel like a part of the generations that came before you in this pickup.
Under the hood is a 235 cubic-inch Thriftmaster inline six. It's an upgrade in displacement over what was available in the 3100 for 1951 without losing the iconic attitude. In fact, we know you'll love showing off the detailed vintage presentation with the painted blue motor, correct decals, and glass wiper fluid reservoir on firewall. And for the sake of nostalgia, it looks extra tidy and you get a little added shine from subtly upgraded pieces like the air cleaner. The motor starts and runs as cleanly as it looks. You take control of this powerhouse the old-fashioned way with the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission. But remember, nostalgia means getting rid of the bad, and so this one is upgraded with an electronic ignition and a 12-volt electrical system. There's a split exhaust manifold to give you a true dual exhaust, and the Bluestreak mufflers enhance it further. They even upgraded the rear end to 3.55 gears for better all-around cruising.
Here's an exceptionally restored pickup that ignites your favorite memories while also giving the best upgrades. This is the best in nostalgia, and it's ready to hit the road right now. Call today!!!