Vehicle is located in Memphis, IN. 16 miles north of downtown Louisville, off I65.
Engine: V8 Small Block Stroker
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 61175 (unknown)
Body Style: Truck
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
This 1951 Chevrolet 3100 5 Window Pickup Truck is located in our Louisville KY showroom. Ever heard of Beatersville or the Rat Rod movement? A Rat Rod is a style of hot rod or custom car that, in most cases, imitates (or exaggerates) the early hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and early-1960s. The style is not to be confused with the somewhat closely related "traditional" hot rod, which is an accurate re-creation or period-correct restoration of a hot rod from the same era. Most rat rods appear "unfinished", regardless of their status. Beatersville is a special event held for these vehicles in the Louisville KY area. This 1951 Chevrolet 3100 5 Window Pickup is a great example of this movement. It has that rough exterior look that gives it that “work in progress” look. The faded black paint has just the right look with a few scratches here and there. The cab and truck bed are in very good shape. This truck does have new bumpers, grill, front and rear parking lights/turn signals. The bed has red cedar boards with metal strips. The diamond plate work box, in the bed, gives this truck the look of a vehicle that was used for daily duties, no trailer queen wanna be here! The cab and bed now sit on an S10 truck frame, so this old beauty rides more like a modern vehicle. Inside the cab you are going to find the bare essentials as to be expected with this theme. There are cloth bucket seats from the S10, a few gauges for water temp, oil pressure and fuel level. Keeping with the rat rod theme, there are a few things missing in the dash. The driver’s side door will new some minor attention; a window regulator for the window, and the vent glass (cracked) replaced. Under the hood is a freshly rebuilt 350 CID small block Chevrolet engine . The engine has been mated to a Turbo 375 Hydramatic 3 speed automatic RV transmission. Options include Power Steering, Power Brakes Aluminum Wheels, Radial Tires with Raised White Letters, and Cloth. This 3100 Pickup truck will be a blast to drive just as is, or if you been looking for one of these rare trucks to fix up, the hard part has already be done! For more information on the 1951 Chevrolet 3100 5 Window call our Louisville showroom at (812) 294-1555 or to view this vehicle in full detail, including HD pictures and video visit our website at www.gatewayclassiccars.com.