1953 Chevrolet 3100 RestoMod Pickup - AWARD WINNER! See VIDEO

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other Pickups
  • SubModel: 3100 RestoMod Pickup - EXCEPTIONAL! See VIDEO
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Trim: 3100 RestoMod Pickup - EXCEPTIONAL! See VIDEO
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 100
  • VIN: H53J018432
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Battle Ground, Washington, United States


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Description 1953 Chevrolet 3100 5-Window RestoMod Pickup
This truck was sold new in South Dakota in 1953 and stayed with the original owner until 2009 (56 years.) It was purchased in 2009 by the second owner in Washington state with intentions of restoring it. The truck was disassembled and then sold to the current owner in January of 2014. With 96,706 miles showing on the original odometer, at that point he decided to fully restore and upgrade the truck with modern comfort, convenience and driving in mind.
Body was removed from the frame which was reinforced and modified with a new Mustang II front end, Wilwood disc brakes and newly fabricated motor mounts. A 9 inch Ford rear end by Dutchman was fitted, along with a new fuel tank mounted between the rear frame rails and dual exhaust system.
Engine is a rebuilt Chevrolet 350 short block V8, built by Superior Engines of Portland, who have been engine specialists for 25 years. Newly rebuilt 700R4 automatic transmission was installed. This is a great combination for cruising or highway travel.
The solid body was stripped to bare metal and refinished in bright red base/clear finish by a body and paint specialist with 45 years experience. It shines! Incredible attention to detail throughout. New chromed bumpers, grille and trim were installed. The bed was fitted with new white oak wood, stained in light walnut and sealed with 6 coats of UV resistant marine lacquer. Flush chromed gas filler cap is conveniently located in the center of the bed floor. The new stainless steel floor rails were polished to a mirror shine, and painted lettering added to the tailgate, accenting the quality of the rest of the outside of this truck. A full-sized spare tire is mounted on the factory-installed mount behind the cab with a custom cover. Custom wheels were added to complete the restomod look.
The inside of the body was then fully insulated and a new custom tan leather interior was fitted with matching bucket seats and door panels plus center console. New tan carpeting. Dashboard fully re-wired with new Dakota gauges fitted in the factory holes. Tilt steering column with custom wheel. Vintage air conditioning was discreetly installed along with full stereo. This is one comfortable truck! It's a far cry from 1953, but still retains the classic vintage styling. Truly the best of both worlds.
It is hard to over-emphasize the quality of this build. All work was done by professionals with no expense spared. All records and photos documenting details of the hundreds of hours of tear-down, restoration and re-assembly will be included with invoices and other records to give a complete history of this beautifully restored truck. Since completion only a few miles have been added during testing and tuning. The only reason for selling is that the current owner is moving on to a new project and needs room in the garage. The new owner will be getting a truly fresh, turn-key truck that is ready to drive, or take on the show circuit.
In a recent 400 CAR judged show, this truck was awarded BEST IN SHOW. (Yes, it's that good!)
A realistic reserve has been placed on this truck in keeping with its quality and WELL BELOW the cost of restoration. Please bid accordingly.
Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK!
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Payment We gladly sell to buyers WORLDWIDE. Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable, per PayPal and eBay policy. Balance due in certified U.S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner, with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you. Shipping Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment, unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland, Oregon area (Northwest coast of the U.S. between Seattle and San Francisco) with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south, and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously, with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected, but the description is based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason, the vehicle in this listing is being sold "as-is" with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted, cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. Mileage of vehicles over 10 years old is considered "exempt" by the State of Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. By participating in this auction, the bidder agrees to these terms. About Us

Charvet Classic Cars assists sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I personally inspect each vehicle. I take the photographs and videos personally. It allows me to represent the vehicle accurately and answer any questions you may have about it. I have been an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998, and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions, you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. State of Oregon Dealer #DA4114. Licensed. Bonded. Insured. Thank you - David Charvet

Contact Us You may e-mail by asking a question through the eBay site, or call David Charvet at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time.
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