This 1948 Chevrolet 3100 5 Window Has That Rustic Look Everyone Loves

May 2, 2019 2 min read
This 1948 Chevrolet 3100 5 Window Has That Rustic Look Everyone Loves

And unlike finding one in a field, this truck runs.

There are few vehicles which are as iconic as this 1948 Chevrolet 3100 5 Window. Thanks to an almost picture-perfect patina, it has the look of having sat in a pristine field somewhere in middle America, aging gracefully before being plucked away by Streetside Classics so you can have the pleasure of owning such a machine.

While the aged patina certainly makes this truck look likely nonfunctional, the truth is something else. A new 350 cubic inch V8 breathes life into this beast, all through an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor. Beefy headers help with the exhale, along with a throaty dual exhaust. A three-speed automatic transmission adds some convenience, while the aluminum radiator with electric fan keeps everything cool and running properly.

This 1948 Chevrolet 3100 5 Window Has That Rustic Look Everyone Loves

Don’t expect sloppy handling, thanks to a modern chassis upgrade for this Chevy 3100 5 Window. The independent front suspension and four-link rear setup keep everything under control. Helping you just enjoy this ride instead of stressing is power steering, upgraded modern tires, and front disc brakes.

While the paint job on this Chevy certainly has changed with age, the brightwork on the bumpers, grille, headlight bezels, wheels, and more absolutely gleams in sunlight. Key components like window seals have been recently replaced, so you’re not going to suffer while riding in this truck or need to worry about leaving it parked in the rain.

More classic coolness just oozes throughout the interior, including the factory dashboard and gauges, so you feel like your taking a drive back in time. But you don’t forgo everything modern, just like any properly-done restomod, thanks to upgrades like a Grant steering wheel, floor shifter, tilt column, and a full auxiliary readout so you know exact what’s going on with the truck during any run. New upholstery on the bench seat and fresh carpeting add a plushness to the cab.

Even non-car fans can instantly see why this 1948 Chevrolet 3100 5 Window is destined to appreciate in value over time. It’s the quintessential classic truck look everyone loves to see, making onlookers smile with glee.

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