West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptionally straight and rust free and older frame off restored example of this 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Series 1/2 ton Stepside Short Bed Custom Pick Up Truck with a rebuilt 5.3L V8 engine which is very powerful for this truck. The truck is a beautiful example of a completely rust free and a beautiful, only few years old with very few miles, frame off restoration! This great daily driving 1953 Chevrolet 3100 series Custom Stepside Pick Up is a turn key ready daily driver for any classic truck enthusiast.
The 1/2 ton Chevrolet/GMC pick up was renamed the 3100 in the 1940's and they were outselling the Ford's with a 33.8% market share in 1949 compared to Ford's 21.6%. But Chevy couldn't afford to be complacent and by 1950 there were several welcome improvements such as double acting all around shock absorbers and a circuit-braking lighting system. The Thriftmaster six offered slightly more power due to a Rochester power jet down draft carburetor, larger valves and a straight through muffler. By the year 1955 the Thriftmaster engine was increased to 235 c.i. (3851cc) with an increase in both bore and stroke. GMC as a marque produced a straight six and later a V8. The last GMC straight six engine was the 270 c.i. 4.4L and it was a raised-deck engine produced from 1940 through 1962 and was an OHV/pushrod engine. In 1958 these trucks became known as the Full size C Series for Chevrolet and the 100 Series for GMC.
This particular truck has been customized with no expense spared which runs strong and sounds absolutely magnificent and must be driven to be appreciated - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver!
This is a very rare opportunity to own a wonderful custom frame off restored example of a very desirable and collectible all American early 1950's Pick Up ready for any classic American truck, collector or enthusiast to enjoy or collect today!