Publish date: 2016-12-26 09:26:50
A lot of significant things happened for Chevrolet in 1955. All of their passenger cars received a new look that was highly welcomed by the public, and the same goes for their truck line. The Series 1 pickup trucks were first released in 1954 and immediately received a new look in 1955 that provided Chevrolet’s great year of success.
During the late 1950s, the pickup trucks were becoming more than just reliable haulers used in everyday work. Although plenty of people still used them as service trucks, the restyled Chevrolet pickups were being used as personal rides thanks to their comfortability similar to a passenger car. Popularly called as the Task Force Series, the 1955 Chevrolet Series 3100 pickup paved the way for stylish pickup trucks that is still highly successful today and Chevrolet was the very first one to enjoy the fruits of this successful concept.
The design of the 3100 was quite similar to Chevrolet’s passenger cars. It featured a smooth wraparound one-piece windshield, bigger rear window, and full corner windows. The 3100s also had chrome grilles and lower hoods that were similar to passenger cars. Its sporty looks were provided by the sleek fenders, and chrome trims which were easily loved by the public. They also had bigger doors for easier access and the interior was kept comfortable thanks to the new AC unit. The dashboard also received a restyle which added to its sporty feel, the same can be said about the new steering wheel.
This charming 1955 Chevrolet 3100 pickup received a complete restoration in 2008 and comes in its original 2-tone green and white livery finish which still has a beautiful glow after all these years. The body is completely solid and straight. It features accessory chrome package, chrome wheel covers, wide whitewall tires, side mounted spare tire, and windshield visor that has been restored to factory specs.
The interior is highly original such as the AM radio, vinyl upholstery, and rubber floor covering that presents in very preserved conditions. It even has its original pedals still look great. The 5-window pickups are highly sought after because of their beautiful designs with a 360 visibility, and this one is a highly original and well-preserved example.
This 3100 is powered by its original inline six engine that looks clean and solid. The engine starts without any problem and idles smoothly without any weird noise. The engine is connected its original 3-speed transmission that provides smooth driving.
The 1955 Chevrolet 3100 still inspires pickups trucks even today including the modern Chevrolet SSHs and HHRs. It’s no wonder the 3100s are always on the watch list of classic pickups collectors and its becoming harder to find great examples such as this one. Around 5,220 Chevy 3100s were built in 1955 and this 5 window truck is surely a great representation of Chevy’s revolutionary resigned truck.
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