About This Vehicle
- Mileage: 8,070
- Engine: V8
- Body Style: Truck
- Transmission: Manual
- Exterior Color: Cream
- Interior Color: Cream&Orange
- VIN: GBA57914
FRAME-OFF RESTORED, INVESTMENT QUALITY, 1949 CHEVROLET 3100 PICK UP TRUCK, READY TO SHOW AND GO!!
This is not like the others you may be looking at…It’s way better!!!!
AN ORIGINAL, ALL STEEL BODY, CALIFORNIA ’49 CHEVY 3100 PICK UP WITH OVER $40,000 SPENT ON A VERY HIGH END RESTORATION!
IF YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A STAND OUT, CLASSIC CHEVY TRUCK THAT LOOKS EXTREMELY ORIGINAL WITH A FEW CUSTOM TOUCHES THAT CAN BE DRIVEN AT TODAY’S HIGHWAY SPEEDS SAFELY AND COMFORTABLY, THEN THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOU!!!
THIS IS TRULY ONE THAT STANDS HEADS AND SHOULDERS ABOVE OTHERS AND IS A TURN KEY CLASSIC INVESTMENT TRUCK THAT YOU CAN DRIVE AND ENJOY!!
This gorgeous Cream Colored 1949 Chevrolet 3100 pick-up arrived to us several months ago and I have personally driven and enjoyed it on many sunny day drives since its arrival. We acquired it from a great car enthusiast in Oregon who decided that after 4 great years of ownership he was ready for a new toy. He had purchased this truck from a gentleman in California who had the complete, frame-off restoration done in 2004-2005. The restoration was done by a high end Hot Restoration shop in Ventura, California and we have quite a bit of receipt history that will go along with the truck to its next lucky owner. We were told this was a always a California truck and was used at a vineyard most of its life. It is believed to have most, if not all,of its original steel body panels and even though the restoration is now almost 10 years old it looks like it could have been finished yesterday!!! The day after the truck arrived I drove it home for the weekend and it performed amazingly! I have probably put 100 miles on it since we got it and this truck is as reliable as my every day driver. While this beautiful classic still retains its vintage great looks, it has been upgraded with a freshly rebuilt 235 6 cylinder mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. This combination allows you to cruise at highway speeds with no problem! Front disc brakes were also added for easy stopping. I took this truck to my daughters pre-prom party and the kids and parents all loved taking pictures around the truck. It is a true crowd pleaser and is sure to win all the trophies you want at the local and national car shows if that is what you enjoy. While this truck did receive a very expensive, high end restoration, it was built to be driven and enjoyed. I truly hope its next owner will do just that. I have personally enjoyed driving this truck during the short time we have had it in our inventory and am confident that its next owner will not only being making a smart investment, as these trucks are some of the hottest collectibles on the market, but will also be absolutely thrilled with the quality and condition of this truck. I will do my best to provide enough large images, a couple of videos so you can also hear this ’49 start up and running, and an honest description to help you decide if this sweet truck should join your family. Sit back and enjoy!!
As stated, this ’49 3100 was meticulously restored approximately 10 years ago. I was told there was over $40,000 spent just on the restoration which is easily to believe when you see and drive this truck. The body is close to flawless!! This is not your average restoration, it is done right! We believe all body panels may be original to the truck, or if any work was done, it was done to an extremely high level. Paint is show quality and the color is a Cream color that really looks period correct. The body is truly in near flawless condition but to be safe lets say there may be an extremely small rock chip or two that I may have missed. Every emblem, and piece of chrome along the body has been replaced. Bumpers are new. The spare tire holder under the bed was replaced with new. The oak wood bed is absolutely gorgeous and was replaced at the time of restoration. Running boards were replaced. All of the glass looks fantastic with just a small minor scratch in the drivers side door glass. The only thing we have done to they struck is to add some very tasteful custom pin stripe work done by local Georgia pin stripe artist Larry Conway of Conways customs. We had to wait a month for Larry to have time to come out to do his magic but as always it was well worth the wait. You will see the custom touches he placed around this truck that really help set it apart. As you will see in the pictures below the body on this truck is very close to being a perfect 10 and is sure to be a hit at all of the car shows and cruise-ins you may attend. Take a look:
Complimenting the gorgeous cream colored exterior is an equally nice cream and orange interior that again combines originality with some slight custom touches. Door panels have a great Chevy Bowtie embossed in them. Original style bench seat has been custom done in a gorgeous 2-tone color and is extremely comfortable. Dash looks extremely original and a Custom Auto Sound Vintage looking stereo has been added to offer some modern tunes without cutting the dash. Speakers are mounted inside the speaker grille. All of the gauges function correctly although the speedometer is reading fast and may need a different speedo gear to correct this. Turn signals, lights and emergency brake all function correctly. Steering wheel looks brand new. Battery is still located under the passenger side floor mat. Manual shifter is located within easy reach of the driver and you will note it is a 5-speed! The interior of this truck truly looks almost brand new. Have a look:
Under the hood of this gorgeous truck is a completely rebuilt 235 6-cylinder with an Offenhauser intake and dual carburetor set-up. Under 8500 miles on this drivetrain as the odometer was set to zero at the time of restoration. The upgrade from the original 216 motor to the 235 is quite common on these restorations and this 235 really pulls strong and provides plenty of power for todays driving. Mated to a super smooth shifting 5-speed manual transmission this drivetrain is set up for any type of trip you may plan on taking. You will have no problems cruising at 70 mph on the highway and will get great gas mileage at the same time. Fuel tank was replaced with a 17 gallon tank in the stock placement. This truck fires up every time…just turn the key, pump the pedal once, and push the start pedal and she is ready to drive. All new wiring harnesses and a new heater box was installed. Engine bay was detailed out nicely for show purposes as well. Make sure you listen to the video below to hear it start up and running. The exhaust sounds great. As you have probably noticed this ’49 is riding on a beautiful set of original style wheels with Coker White Walls. While it would probably drive even nicer with radial tires it rides surprisingly well with these original style tires. Front disc brakes were added for a little easier stopping and this old truck really steers, handles, and stops amazingly well…it is an absolute joy to drive!! Driven slightly over 8000 miles since the restoration 10 years ago, the undercarriage still shows extremely well. As mentioned we will include a book of receipts, a shop manual, original Black California Plates, and an original owners manual to the new owner. Take a look and be sure to watch the videos!!
HERE IS A SHORT VIDEO SO YOU CAN HEAR THIS TRUCK START UP AND RUNNING (CLICK THE ARROW TO START):
Hopefully the pictures and videos have shown you want you need to see. This is truly an investment quality classic that can be driven, shown, and enjoyed! I realize that pictures do not always tell the whole story but in this case I can honestly say this truck looks as good in person as it does here in pictures.Do not hesitate on this truck if you have been looking, because I guarantee another car guy or gal will be grinning ear to ear when it arrives to their driveway!!
As always, I will be more then happy to speak directly with serious buyers who would like to call me and possibly negotiate a deal to get this in to your garage before someone beats you to it. Serious buyers can reach me at 770-359-8400
DRIVE THE DREAM!!!
If you have any questions feel free to call me at 770-359-8400 and I will do my best to answer them. If you are a serious buyer lets talk on the phone and discuss it. I will be happy to negotiate a deal so we can get this beautiful car in to your garage as soon as possible. In addition to being a licensed Classic Car Dealer I am also a Transport Broker and will be happy to assist the buyer with a great rate on Enclosed or Open Transport anywhere in the US at the buyers expense or to any port for overseas buyers.