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Chevrolet 3100, Blue, for sale in Charlotte, North Carolina, for $19,995.
This 1954 Chevy 3100 represents the end of the line for the Advance Design trucks that are beloved around the world, even today. In 1955, Chevy would introduce an all-new truck, but that didn't mean they sat on their hands and did nothing for '54. A new grille, a bigger engine, and a one-piece windshield make trucks like this '54 model the ones to own if you're looking for something with classic styling.
This is a very mild custom, with a light blue paint job that looks great on the rounded bodywork. The work is nicely done, with good straight panels that indicate that this truck was never beaten and bruised in its day job. The grille has been painted to match with white highlights, which is a cool custom touch that simply builds on the factory's painted white grille treatment. In back, GM engineers lowered the rear frame kick-up in '54, allowing the bed sides to be lowered for easier loading, and the bed itself has been refinished using fresh wood and bright stainless strips. Fresh chrome bumpers, traditional blue-dot taillight lenses, and those two bright stainless steel exhaust tips peeking out from under the rear bumper give it a highly polished look that belies its working origins. This is a very tastefully modified truck that fits in anywhere it goes.
Further design improvements for '54 included a redesigned dashboard with recessed instruments, the speaker grille bars were now vertical instead of horizontal, and the upper portion of the dash bulged out slightly over the working section. Finger grips were added to the steering wheel, which continued to showcase GM's fascination with jet age styling. The seat is upholstered in black leatherette, set off by charcoal gray paint on the dash and door panels, and it's a nice change from the expected bright blue body color. A rubber floor mat and other easy-to-clean materials make maintenance a snap, making this truck ready, willing, and able to go to work tomorrow. And for those chilly nights coming back from the cruise-in, there's an under-dash heater.
1954 was also the year that Chevy finally put the 235 cubic inch inline-six under the hood. Borrowed from the larger Load-Master line, it features full-pressure lubrication, a heady 7.5:1 compression ratio, and aluminum pistons, and makes a very usable 112 horsepower and 200 pounds of torque. This one has been slightly upgraded using period-appropriate accessories like a set of cast iron Fenton exhaust manifolds feeding a brand new dual exhaust system, and an upgraded carburetor with open-element air cleaner. The engine bay is tidy and shows signs of proper maintenance, including new plugs and wires and fresh hoses, and a 12-volt conversion spins the starter with vigor. Underneath, it is clean and rust-free, and wears a set of recent 6.00-16 Firestone bias-ply blackwalls on painted steel wheels for a period-perfect look.
Nice trucks that can be driven and shown with pride are still available, and they're still affordable as this '54 proves. Call today!
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