4610 Pet Lane
Tampa , Florida
This 1953 Chevrolet 3100 5-window truck is true rolling nostalgia. After all, it has all the great classics feel, right down to the column-shifter transmission. But the condition of everything lets you know they made a solid restoration investment to make sure you say "old school" with pride.
Trucks are supposed to be utilitarian, but Chevy did it with style. The Advance Design pickup rally lived up to its name with sleek fenders, chrome bumpers, and a bright five-bar grille that follows the contour established by the hood. They really took their time restoring this one, and so the green paint looks correct for the '50s but has a far greater luster. You'll love the details on everything from the two-piece wheel covers to the fresh lumber in the truck bed. And everyone loves the look of the wraparound rear glass on the optional five-window pickup.
Inside, the nostalgic feeling continues. The dark metallic gold on the dash, doors, and steering wheel is a great classic color. And it coordinates nicely with the tan on the bench seat and door panels. There are large gauges, a large steering wheel, and an airy feeling that comes from the extra light of the extra windows let inside. So you really can't help but smile when piloting this vintage machine.
Under the hood is Chevy's famous 216 inline-six. The tall, long block is a proud powerhouse, and everyone also loves to see the original-style carburetor and chrome oil bath air cleaner. It's still ready for a day's work thanks to useful upgrades like the alternator. And you can still expect an honest day's grind out of this 3100 thanks to the motor's level of workman torque. So even if you're just out for a pleasurable drive, there's always plenty of power. And for that added touch of period-correct fun, the motor is mated to a three-speed column shift manual transmission.
This is a classic truck with all the great gloss of nostalgia. So if you love true vintage, all today!!!