It's got all the charisma and charm of yesteryear and yet also features a nice assortment of modern convenience options that combine with a stellar exterior to make it equally well suited for frequent driving or holding court on the local car show circuit. Throw in some serious power under the hood and you have the winning formula offered by this 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Restomod.
A delicate balance was achieved with flying colors on this '57. As you move from front to back, you'll see .....
some impressive modifications - all skillfully performed - and yet they not only blend well together, but also show plenty of respect for the form this vintage truck started out with. The first thing you're likely to notice is the red paint draped over all those exterior features. Even by exacting standards, it's really clean and shows all the earmarks of not only a well-planned application, but plenty of good care afterwards. Step up close and you'll be every bit as impressed as you would be at a distance. There's some cool customization on display. The cabin has been chopped - yet not so much as to appear drastic - the subtly tucked front bumper sits just underneath an ultra-sharp grille, on the sides are custom door handles, and if you spin around to the back, you'll see Corvette taillights in place below the liftgate, creating a distinctive yet tasteful look you're not likely to see anywhere else.
There's a great looking interior waiting inside the doors, featuring a pair of modern-looking buckets that offer a nice combination of comfort and functionality. The tan leather surfaces of the seats and door panels show a level of quality you'd normally expect in a modern luxury car and a custom-designed center console between the buckets blends perfectly with its surroundings. The matching tan, leather wrapped steering wheel sits on a tilt column, while just forward, the dash area is really something to behold, with its well-prepped steel surfaces glowing with red paint and a contrasting diamond shaped instrument panel housing an assortment of white faced VDO gauges that feature just the right vintage font for their environment. A Panasonic AM/FM/CD stereo is at the center to handle your audio needs, while the underdash vents just below circulate cool air to keep everyone comfortable. The floor of the bed area in back has fresh-looking wood planks interspersed with stainless steel reinforcements and is surrounded by walls and inner wheelhouses with a great ""wet"" look to them.
Its dramatic looks might suggest it's meant primarily for a display turntable, but this 3100 is a strong driver as well. There's a '96 LT4 V8 under the hood in a very well detailed engine compartment that's dressed up with a billet pulley system and premium braided hoses, and it's good for a full 330 horsepower as it teams with a rock-solid 3-speed automatic TH400 to provide a very nice driving experience. The engine starts easily and sends a great sound through the mid-length headers leading to its dual exhaust. An aluminum radiator sits up front to keep the powerplant cool, while a fuel cell resides under the bed to offer an added measure of safety. With power brakes that feature discs up front, as well as power steering, stopping and navigating this classic truck is easy and precise as it cruises on a set of show stopping 20"" Foose wheels outfitted with Toyo tires.
With its outstanding curb appeal and array of modern options teaming with plenty of power, this 1957 Chevrolet 3100 restomod is a classic truck force to be reckoned with. Call today!