Farm Truck- everyone wants one
Just arrived from a farm in ND, a classic 1954 Chevrolet 3100 half ton pickup truck. Owner of truck is oversubscribed and is willing to sell. He will restore it himself if it does not sell quickly. I loved this truck as a kid and I am happy to point out some good things about it: Chevy's Advance-Design generation of trucks, introduced in 1947, received its first major restyle in 1954, including a triple row of large horizontal grille bars bisected by a vertical bar, with parking lights incorporated in the grille. The cargo box was changed for 1954, with higher walls and a flat (instead of sloping) top rail. Taillights were large square units, and the hood ornament was redesigned. An important styling change was the use of a one-piece windshield, slightly curved The 235.5-cid six was virtually a new engine, with higher compression, insert bearings, and high-pressure lubrication; it had been introduced on Powerglide-equipped passenger cars in 1953 ( I owned one of these engines and turned 72.5 mph in quarter mile- at the time that was significant). In this truck we see the last of running boards. Note driver’s side wheel mount. The 1954 Advance-Design was therefore a fairly unique, little-seen truck of (borrowed from web):
• Uncommon designs
• Unique looks, more massive than before, more purposeful than later
• Superior engine
Missing carb is being refurbished; new radiator coming; floor is pretty solid, oak bed is not. More photos available.