614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa , Arizona
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 1949 Chevrolet 3100.
This idea or rosy-eyed nostalgia starts with the paint. After all, they could have never come up with anything as deep and glossy as this dark blue metallic paint in 1949. 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. Oh yes, they invested heavily in making sure the bumpers, two-piece wheel covers, five-piece grille, and so much more shine like mirrors. And take a little extra time with the details. The white background in the grille is factory-correct, and it coordinates nicely with the fresh whitewalls and pinstripe circling the cab to create almost the subtlest of two-tones. And as you dig further into the details, you'll find items like bright step plates and fresh lumber in the real-wood truck bed. So you can really tell there is less than 700 miles on this restoration.
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 gleaming bright offers true vintage appeal. Clear gauges and a heater are the best amenities of the day. And when you grab the large three-spoke steering wheel, you can almost feel hints of all the generations that came before you in the grooves.
Under the hood is a 235 cubic-inch inline six. It's an upgrade in displacement over what was available in the 3100 for '49 without losing the iconic Loadaster/Stovebolt attitude. In fact, we know you'll love showing off the detailed vintage presentation with the freshly painted gray motor and bold Chevrolet written in cursive red on the head. With so much recently invested in this truck, it starts and runs as cleanly as it looks. You even control this motor 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 alternator and a 12-volt electrical system. There's a split exhaust manifold to give you a true dual exhaust, and the glasspacks enhance it further to give you that ideal nostalgic sound. There's even front disc brakes to make sure stopping is better than you even could remember it in one of these 3100s.
A freshly 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!!!