1957 Chevy Truck 3100, Rat Rod, Big Block, Big Back Glass

Price: US $8,100.00 Item location: Clermont, Florida, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other Pickups
  • SubModel: Short Bed
  • Type: Pickup
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 9,999,999
  • Color: Patina
  • Engine size: 454
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1957 Chevrolet Other Pickups Short Bed

1957 Chevy Truck, Big Back Glass, short bed. Perfect rat rod, or with more work, a show truck. Truck is driveable but no glass is installed, so you’ll need to trailer it home.

I bought this truck three months ago and planned to finish it as a rat rod. A week after I bought it I found a 46 Chevy truck that I wanted to build more. I’ve put some time into little details but I’m willing to let the truck go very reasonably so I can move on to the 46.

This is NOT a perfect truck. It IS a perfect truck for a rat rod. There are some rust spots in the floor, cab corners and hinge pockets. The bed has lots of surface rust (patina), but is pretty solid overall.

If it doesn’t sell this week I will take it to the next level and finish the interior, install the glass and get it on the road. I would rather sell it now than spend more time on it. I only have room for one project in my garage, so it needs to go before I can start on the 46.

At the risk of scaring off a picky buyer, I am including current, accurate pictures, flaws and all, so you’ll know what you’re getting. I have perfect feedback on eBay and I want to keep it that way. I have about $17,000 in receipts from the previous owner and that doesn’t include the price of the truck or the countless hours of labor to get it to where it is today. If you’ve ever built an old car you know how long it takes.


Pro built 454 big block with about 10 miles on it.

118 cc rectangle port heads

Roller rockers

HV oil pump

March serpentine pulleys

Edelbrock polished performer intake

Chrome alternator, valve covers, timing chain cover, air cleaner

MSD high torque starter

Holley electric fuel pump

Electric fan

Aluminum under bed fuel cell

Griffin aluminum radiator

Chrome power steering pump

Magnaflow dual exhaust

Turbo 400 with new seals and gaskets

Remote trans cooler with electric fan


C-notched frame

Raised bed floor with hinged access for fuel and battery

IFS clip with disc brakes

Air-Ride suspension (no tank or compressor)

New tie rod ends

4-Link rear (powder coated) with drum brakes

Pro-built 9” ford rear (powder coated) with 3.50 gear & posi

Steel wheels with Coker Wide Whites

4 new Rancho RS9000 shocks


New dash, glove box door and ash tray door

Rebuilt superman gauge cluster – looks like new!

Newly recovered bench seat

New carpet – not installed

New Dynamat – not installed

New cowl insulation – not installed

New dome light

New door and window seals – not installed

New windshield and rear glass weatherstrip – not installed

Original door window regulators – need to be refinished

New wiper motor

New wiring harness

Lokar vintage shifter

Front windshield and big back glass – not installed

New chrome rear view mirror

New side mirror


New front fenders

New driver’s door

Donor hood – solid with patina

Donor passenger door – solid with some exterior dents and two rectangular holes cut into inside panel – will be covered up with full interior panel.

Mostly solid rear fenders with natural patina

Original tail gate with great patina, including hinges and chains

Original front and rear bumper with natural patina

Original headlight bezels in good condition – not perfect

New front turn signal lights

New rear tail lights

All door original window regulators and tracks – not installed

No door window glass – it’s cheap and easy to get

Please email with any questions. Thanks for bidding!

Item is for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end auction early.

Buyers with feedback of less than 10 will be blocked unless you contact me prior to bidding.