Come join in on this 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup Start Up and Review 11 minute video. the video is not new but with almost 400,000 views to date shows its popularity, and was filmed in the car yard where this pickup was for sale, but no price is given. This pickup has certainly been restored to a very high standard, beautifully fitted out and mildly customized. Except for the wheels that is, don’t think they really suit this Chev. The film clip looking at the front suspension shows it is tops with the details to the underside and it still looks polished after 6000 odd miles. Whoever did the upholstery is a craftsman and I liked the embossing on the seats and roof lining.
The walk-around was interesting and certainly showed off the quality of this pickup but some more details of the mechanicals would have been nice. It is powered by a 283 cub in small block with auto and certainly has a neat exhaust. The ’47 to ’55 Chev Thriftmaster series pickups were a great workhorse and more and more they are gaining in popularity to be restored, and their shape lends them nicely to a bit of tasteful customizing. Sourcing parts for them doesn’t seem to be a major problem, and if you look at the post I recently did of this very hot Icon Thriftmasterbuilt from virtually all new body parts, and as a bonus get taken on a very quick lap around a race track in it. Well worth a watch.
The video of this Chevrolet 3100 Pickup does include a drive but is only around the building. Would have loved a run around the block at least, but I guess the prospect of the pickup perhaps getting damaged would put the salesman off doing this.
A “must see video” of a fantastic Chevy 3100, has anyone seen it at a show or on the road?
Special thanks to Saabkyle04 for the video, photos are video screen shots.