Lot 274 - 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Stepside
|£17,000 - £24,000
- Restored to an exceptional standard
- Eye -catching ‘Indian Tartan’ paint colour
The Chevrolet 3100 is an icon of American automotive history, embodying the spirit of post-war optimism and ingenuity. The 3100 truck, part of Chevrolet's ‘Task Force’ series, is revered for its timeless design and robust performance. Its distinctive chrome grille and sleek lines capture the essence of 1950s styling, while its durable construction and powerful engines made it a workhorse for farmers, tradesmen, and small businesses alike. Under the bonnet, the 3100 was most commonly fitted with the 235ci ‘Thriftmaster’ inline-six but a 265ci V8 was also available. Its comfortable cabin and functional bed design made it practical for both daily use and leisure activities. Whether hauling goods or cruising down the open road, the 1957 Chevrolet 3100 exudes a sense of nostalgia and Americana that continues to captivate enthusiasts and collectors today.
This particular example is fitted with the 235ci inline-six cylinder engine, which was by far the most common engine fitted to the 3100 range. It was restored to an exceptionally high standard by the previous owner in the UK between 2016 – 2018 and would most certainly be ready to grace any show field right away. The truck was imported into the UK in 2016 and our vendor purchased it in 2020, covering minimal mileage in it since then. It is presented in one of the best colours for this model, Indian turquoise, and is understood to be unmodified from factory specification. The truck is supplied with a V5C registration document and various invoices for parts purchased over the years. In exceptional condition, it is guaranteed to turn heads everywhere it goes. Consignor Fraser Smith
Previous lotLot 273 - 1948 Lanchester LD10
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