213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
When was the last time you saw a steel-bodied pre-war pickup that has fuel-injected power, an overdrive transmission, and air conditioning? So while this 1933 Chevrolet pickup has a vintage silhouette, it is really a very cool and modern cruiser that you can enjoy for a drive near or far.
The modern style of this classic starts with the paint. Bright Island Blue is a more modern color borrowed from the Ford palette that has a nice metallic pop in the sunshine. It was one of the final steps in a multi-year restoration that we're told was finished in 2003. There's likely less than 5k miles on this since completion, and so it retains a clean style that comes from only occasional and careful use. The clearcoat finish does a good job of showing off the straight panels and gentle fender curves of the classic steel main body. And those fiberglass fenders give a smoother style to the gentle arcs. Even the wood tells a story. The white oak is said to have been salvaged from Hurricane Hugo, and it was repurposed and polished for the running boards, tailgate, custom tonneau, and bed floor. As a true American classic, it also makes sure to have the right brightwork charm. This shows off the vintage side with the chrome bumpers and headlight buckets. Other places feature the upgraded nature with the 15-inch wheels and wide dual exhaust tips with a tow hitch in-between.
The interior keeps the classic upright cab feeling, but now it's filled with the best in modern luxury. The seats are updated high-back buckets with a center armrest and proper shoulder belts. There are some tasteful wood accents for the steering wheel, dash insert, window surround, and the overhead console that houses the AM/FM/CD stereo. You also have a tilt steering column, cruise control, storage overhead console, and cold-blowing air conditioning. The dash is dominated by Classic Instruments gauges, and the large speedo and tach let you know there's something upgraded under the hood, too.
The engine bay has a cleanly installed 4.3 liter Vortec V6. It just seems extra cool to see 65+ years of evolution all together with a pre-war Chevy upgraded to a fuel-injected powerhouse from the Blazer/S-10 program. This was built to be a driver. That's why they also installed the 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive, and there's also an electric fan for better cooling. The front suspension is a well-done independent setup featuring adjustable coilovers. Add in power brakes, front discs, and wide Toyo tires, and this classic feels like a much more modern machine out on the road.
The sale comes with service manuals and restoration photos. It's all about providing a unique classic pickup that can go everywhere and fun things to showcase when you get there. Call today!!!
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