1951 Chevrolet 3100
1951 Chevrolet 3100
Winning Bid: $39,000 (USD) by:
Pittsboro, North Carolina
This 1951 Chevrolet 3100 pickup was the recent recipient of a body-off restoration and retains much of its originality with refinished surfaces and equipment with near-factory-specification components. The 5-window truck was manufactured in St. Louis, Missouri, in December 1951 and is powered by a replacement 235ci inline-six paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. This 3100 has been with the seller for four years and is offered with photos of the restoration process, a cover, and a clear North Carolina title in the seller’s name.
The professional body-off restoration completed in early 2020 was performed with emphasis on keeping the truck as original as possible. The majority of the body is original, including the hood, fenders, running boards, and box sides, while the chrome bumpers, taillights, and splash guards are replacement items. New oak planks and stainless hardware are featured in the bed, the factory drip rails have been re-chromed, new glass seals added, and the chrome trim around the windows and doors has been polished.
Chrome-finished aftermarket 15” smooth wheels are mounted to a set of tires with good tread life of unknown age.
The interior is trimmed in reupholstered black vinyl with matching carpet, a new headliner, and the original door panels. While the original AM radio has been removed, the original control buttons remain, as do the throttle and choke controls. The vacuum-driven windshield wipers are operational.
Instrumentation is framed by a 3-spoke steering wheel and consists of a replacement 80-mph speedometer and a combination gauge showing fuel level, coolant temperature, oil pressure, and voltage. The 5-digit mechanical odometer stopped working at 64k miles, and true mileage is unknown.
The original engine has been replaced with a 235ci straight-six, mated to a 4-speed manual transmission with a floor-mounted shifter. The seller reports that a new fuel pump was added at the time of the restoration.
New springs and kingpins were installed during the restoration. Additional photos showing the underside are available in the gallery.
Photos of the restoration will go with the truck, a cover, and a video collage is available for viewing below.