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1957 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup Truck

Frame Off Restored 3100 Series Pickup 235 I6 4 Speed
Stock #
134697
Body Style
Pickup Truck
Engine
235 I6
Exterior Color
Dark Green
Interior Color
Gray
Miles
34344

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  • 235 cubic inch Thriftmaster 6-cylinder
  • Oak bed planks
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • 3-point seatbelts
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Hidden Sony CD/MP3 player

As Americans, we love our trucks! Even in the midst of $3 and $4 per gallon gas, they’re consistently the best-selling vehicles on the market. And whether it’s because of simple nostalgia or their long list of extremely useful design virtues, one thing is certain: trucks NEVER go out of style. That means if you’re in the market for a collector vehicle that’s guaranteed to hold its appeal for a very long time, you just can’t go wrong with this classic Chevy. Featuring a vintage Thriftmaster motor, a liquid smooth body and a fully restored, original-style interior, this slick Task Force combines rock-solid drivability with awesome 50s style!

The beneficiary of a recent high quality, frame-off restoration, every aspect of this ’57-mint Chevy has been meticulously restored to both preserve the appeal of its original design and create a more roadworthy drive. The truck’s expressive body panels have been stripped, massaged until they’re straighter than anything that came out of a GM factory and bathed in a rich coat of dark green paint. Once that deep paint dried, a protective coat of clear was meticulously applied and buffed to an impressive, wet-look shine. And the result is a trophy winner in farmer’s overalls which is sure to gain as many fans on a summertime grocery run as it does at the local car shows.

Introduced as the successor to GM’s venerable Advanced Design series, the Task Force has become one of the most desirable and collectible truck lines ever created. And this great looking Chevrolet 3100 wraps excellent proportions in a classic and timeless design language which features 1957-exclusive details. At the front of the truck, a one year only ‘wide mouth’ grille is centered between traditional, chrome-trimmed headlights and bright, bullet-style parking lamps. Below that grille, a show worthy bumper wraps around the corners of the front fenders, and above that grille, a 1957 Bel Air-inspired hood wears a pristine red, blue and chrome Chevrolet emblem. Behind that hood, like-new glass is trimmed in fresh weatherstripping and bordered by a professionally applied pin stripe. Behind that glass, Oak bed planks are held down by stainless hardware and body-matched skid strips. At the edge of those planks, Oak side boards and bowtie-branded steps complement chrome mirrors, chrome door handles, a small gas cap and correct “CHEVROLET 3100” fender emblems. And at the back of the truck, an embossed Chevrolet tailgate, which features awesome white and gray lettering, hangs above round tail lights and a second show worthy bumper.

Raise the hood on this cool Chevy and you’ll find a correct, 235 cubic inch Thriftmaster six cylinder. Introduced for use in large trucks, and regarded as one of the all-time great Chevrolet engines, the Thriftmaster is a favorite among vintage GM truck buyers because of its simple design, adequate power and excellent durability. At the top of the motor, a correctly decaled air cleaner rides on a correct Rochester carburetor, which is fed by stainless and braided fuel lines. Below that carburetor, a chrome “Chevrolet” branded valve cover rides above a fresh points distributor which sends fire from a fresh coil to factory replacement plug wires. On the left side of the motor, coated intake and exhaust manifolds breathe through the engine’s unique siamesed ports. And in front of the engine, a modern alternator and correct black fan spin behind a correct brass radiator. Under hood detailing is extensive, as glossy green paint flows down the smooth firewall to provide an excellent contrast to prerequisite Satin Black fenders. And fresh belts and hoses combine with good wiring and a reproduction Delco battery to create a truck that can be reliably driven to any show or weekend cruise night.

Crawling underneath this solid old Chevy reveals a clean undercarriage that is free from both damage caused by Mother Nature and run-ins with other cars. In fact, based on looks alone, it appears that this truck hasn’t seen a rainy road or been anywhere near a mud puddle since its thorough restoration. The Thriftmaster’s power flows from a standard equipment 4-speed manual transmission to a solid driveshaft, which turns a sturdy rear end. That rear end pushes the truck on correct solid axles, which are shackled to restored leaf springs and fresh shocks. Steering is provided by a manual rack, which provides as much authenticity as your biceps can handle. And quick stops and solid calf muscles come courtesy of factory-equipped manual drum brakes. At the center of the floor, a factory replacement exhaust system breathes through a polished, bullet-style muffler and mirror-like tip. And at the corners of the truck, 15-inch steelies spin pristine Chevrolet center caps inside bright gold pinstripes, fresh stainless trim rings and 235/75 Multi-Mile Matrix whitewalls.

Inside the cab, a fully restored and extremely inviting interior takes you right back to the simpler days of the 1950s. The two-tone dash, which is finished in a combination of gloss and satin gray, hangs a crystal clear gauge pod next to chrome knobs, a correct AM radio and a glove box-mounted Sony CD player. In front of that dash, a vinyl and cloth bench wears an attractive pattern that’s mimicked on both the headliner and door panels. Under that seat, like-new carpet props color-matched floor mats next to traditional rubber pedals and a floor-mounted starter. Modern, 3-point seatbelts have been installed for greater safety. And pristine door and window handles combine with an original shifter and red-detailed steering wheel to keep the driver connected to the road.

It’s a pretty rare thing to see a show-ready truck in our RK Motors Charlotte showroom. They tend to sell almost as fast as we post them. Don’t miss this chance to own an iconic piece of automotive Americana that’s sure to be a big hit wherever it goes!

Basic

Year
1957
Make
Chevrolet
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
3100
Secondary Model
Pickup Truck
Vehicle Type
Pickup Or Truck
Hobby Segment
Pickup
Mileage
34344

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
235 I6
Engine Number
n/a
Heads
n/a
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
1 Barrel Carburetor
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
n/a
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Single CD
Battery Location
RH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
None
Battery Charger
None
Power Steering
No
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Gray
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Cloth
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No

Body

Body Style
Pickup Truck
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Dark Green
Paint Type
n/a
Stripes
Yes

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
n/a
Front Wheel Specification
15x5"
Rear Wheel Specification
15x5"
Front Tire Specification
235/75R15
Rear Tire Specification
235/75R15
Front Brakes Specification
Drum
Rear Brakes Specification
Drum
Spare
n/a
Exhaust Type
Single Exhaust
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary

None

Historical Documents Summary
n/a

Our Service Programs

Seal of Approval Basic Safety Check

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