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Beautifully Restored! 350 ZZ4 Crate V8, 700R4 Auto, A/C, PS, PB w/ Frt Disc, Wow

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Other Pickups
SubModel: 3 Window
Type: Pickup Truck
Trim: 3 Window
Year: 1951
Mileage: 4409
VIN: WA98199848
Color: Black
Engine: 350 V8 ZZ4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: --
Interior color: Beige
Vehicle Title: Clear

1951 Chevrolet Other Pickups 3 Window Additional Info:

Regular readers of the Streetside Classics website already know that a lot of handsome Advance Design pickups run through our showroom, but very, very few of them are as nice as this 1951 Chevrolet 3100 3-Window. With incredible Black Cherry Wine paint, a fresh 350 ZZ4 V8 crate motor, and a lot of tricks up its sleeve, this might just the one you've been waiting to own.
We've said it many times before: if you're going to paint a classic vehicle a dark, vivid color, you need to invest the extra time to make the bodywork as nice as possible, because you're going to get A LOT of attention and scrutiny on your rig. Well, the guys who built this truck did exactly that, spending countless hours in the body shop sanding and smoothing the sheetmetal until it was laser straight and ready for paint. Then they sprayed several coats of the most brilliant Black Cherry Wine paint you've ever seen, and spent another few late nights wet sanding and buffing it to bring up a brilliant shine. And my goodness is it nice. The other thing it is, is incredibly slick. No graphics, no flames, no distractions from the clean 3100 shape that looks flat-out awesome. All of the trim was restored or replaced as well (including the iconic horizontal grille and 1-piece bumpers), and the final result is a bright, dynamic contrast to the dark paint that leaves all onlookers highly impressed. This one just looks right. The bed is beautifully restored with oak wood and stainless slats, along with a cool built-in fuel filler that fits flush so it stays out of the way. There's just nothing on this truck that wasn't finished to a very high level before being bolted back on.
It's also a very comfortable truck to spend some time in, thanks to a luxuriously finished yet elegantly simple interior. A comfortably padded bench seat has been covered with beige cotton/microfiber fabric that adorned with custom dream catcher insignia in the seat backs, and with matching door panels, it's easy to forget this is actually a vintage pickup truck. Plush dark tab carpet ties it together in a rather handsome way, and the polished tilt steering column is fitted with a custom leather-wrapped steering wheel that really punches up the '50s theme. Elegant Classic Instruments gauges were installed in the painted dash, which gives them a very trick look and the long-handled Lokar shifter has an old-school vibe that works extremely well. Tunes come via a Pioneer Premier AM/FM/CD stereo installed in a custom under-dash console that also houses a couple auxiliary dials, and the entire cab stays nice and cool thanks to a neatly installed Vintage A/C system that's blowing ice cold. Bottom line, if you're looking for a long-haul driver, this truck is definitely the right pick.
As you'd expect, this Chevy still carries Chevy power, by way of a freshly installed 350 cubic inch ZZ4 V8 that produces an asphalt devouring 401 horsepower and 435 torque. With just 4,409 miles on the crate engine, it runs superbly and looks fantastic inside the custom finished engine bay. It's very functional, with a 4-barrel carburetor, HEI distributor, performance intake manifold, and a ton of polished and detailed parts to make it glitter. The rest of the engine bay is very nicely finished, too, offering slick painted inner fenders and firewall, providing a great backdrop for the bright bits on the engine. The suspension has been upgraded with modern components and with power front disc brakes and power steering you get a great ride every time out. A sturdy 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and a 10-bolt rear round out the powertrain, leaving you with no worries about reliability and transforming it into an easy high-speed cruiser. The soundtrack is killer too, with ceramic coated headers that feed a Flowmaster duals exhaust that exits underneath the rear bumper. Finally, custom Boyd Coddington wheels put a modern spin on an old favorite and wear staggered 225/45/15 front and 255/40/17 rear blackwall radials.
So yes, we sell a lot of these 3100s, but not many of them measure up to the standard set by this absolute gem. So if you've been looking for a great vintage truck, your search is finally over. Call now!