A high impact two tone paint job clad over a very solid, straight body combines with a well-appointed custom interior and plenty of smooth, dependable power to make this 1948 Chevrolet 3100 a truly great score for some lucky classic truck enthusiast.
The two tone, red and black combo is a great paint scheme for this '48, featuring a well-planned, intricate separation of colors and a nice shine. There are some great touches on display here that add plenty of customization without taking things too far - up front, the grille and bumper have been painted to match the rest of the exterior and clear headlights sit against a sea of red without chrome casings, the running boards on the sides wear the same deep red, while in back, the bed area has been custom molded into a one piece unit that foregoes the tailgate, with compact LED tail lights recessed into the generously proportioned rear fenders to create a sharp, distinctive look.
The custom interior shows a lot of skilled craftsmanship and brings in an assortment of modern touches to make for an inspired driving environment. The black leather buckets feature suede inserts and a modern configuration to offer plenty of comfort for even the longest of trips. Sitting between the buckets is a nicely configured matching custom center console that provides a welcome pair of cupholders and a convenient place to rest an elbow. Your audio needs will be catered to by a custom sound system designed from the ground up that features an AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth connectivity teaming with a pair of component speakers in each door, and an amp and subwoofers mounted behind the bench seat to fill the cabin with sound. The dash area looks sharply dressed in its glossy red paint and neatly ordered control switches. With its unique configuration, the bed area on this '48 is sure to attract your attention, and as you draw closer you'll see that the wood planks lining its floor are all present and accounted for and sit nice and level.
Its high impact look might give the impression that this vintage pickup was configured primarily to draw attention, but there's an impressive level of drivability also built in to make it well suited for frequent excursions. A 350 cubic inch V8 crate motor sits at the center of its nicely detailed engine compartment, surrounded by fresh-looking hoses and crisp red inner fenders and firewall. It carries a 4-barrel carb underneath its chrome air cleaner and is running strong and sounding great as it sings into its Flowmaster dual exhaust. The powerplant teams with a 4-speed automatic 700r4 transmission offering an overdrive gear for low revs on the highway. Power steering and a power brake system featuring discs up front offer easy navigation and dependable, low effort stops, while an updated suspension out of a Chevy S10 equips this classic pickup with a ride quality that would be well out of reach in its original configuration as it roams the boulevard on an eye-popping set of 17" chrome US Mag wheels wrapped with Toyo tires. A look below will reveal an undercarriage that's in very clean and sturdy condition.
With its outstanding vintage form offering plenty of curb appeal, an unusually well-designed, comfortable interior and a powerful yet dependable drivetrain, this 1948 Chevrolet 3100 is a must see. Call today!