National Award Winning 3100 Pickup EFI LS1 V8 4L60E 4 Speed Auto Fatman A/C Tilt

Price: US $109,900.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other Pickups
  • SubModel: 3100
  • Type: Pickup (Truck)
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: 1
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: LS1 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1948 Chevrolet Other Pickups 3100


Winner of multiple national awards / Awards included with sale
4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission
Vintage Air conditioning
Custom leather interior
Fatman Fabrications chassis
Lightly modified body / PPG Cool Vanilla paint
Power rack-and-pinion steering / 4-wheel power disc brakes
Billet Specialties wheels
Modern Kenwood audio

There's just something about old school pickups that's universally appealing. To us they're clean straightforward manifestations of the best aspects of classic car ownership. And it seems many enthusiasts agree as trucks like this award-winning Chevy are some of our hottest sellers. Mixing a smooth GM small block and tough GM 4-speed with a modern chassis and show-stopping bodywork this road-ready warrior is worthy of EVERY Chevrolet fan's full attention. If you're looking for a professionally built custom that highlights purposeful simplicity with acute detailing take a close look at this impressive 3100!


Fully sorted and ready to roll this super cool pickup recently received a roof-to-rocker makeover that's set off by smooth PPG Cool Vanilla 2-stage and tasteful gold pin striping. Under that high quality pigment an incredibly straight fuselage hangs solid panels that with the exception of a thorough massage during their restoration appear to have led a quiet drama-free existence. Those massaged panels feature better-than-factory alignment and when opened and closed sound solid and function exceptionally well. And that functional body's combination of excellent reflections and Kansas-flat surfaces suggest many labor-intensive hours were spent exacting top-notch finish work.

While its basic shape is certainly appealing first rate detailing is what makes this Chevy really pop. At the front of the truck a familiar chrome grille rides between a fresh chrome bumper clean halogen headlights and a shaved hood. Behind that hood a split windshield leads a 3-window greenhouse that's framed in capped wipers small color-keyed mirrors and a flush Center High Mount Stop Lamp. Beneath those mirrors painted running boards combine with shaved doors to create a simple attractive profile. At the center of that profile a custom bed cover lifts to reveal a custom mural and spectacular Oak planks. And at the back of that cover a smooth tailgate reflects a custom roll pan polished exhaust tips and flush-fit tail lamps.


Take a look under the truck's clean hood and you'll find 5.7 liters of LS1 V8 that makes over 300 horsepower! Straight from the factory the proven mill combines a sturdy aluminum block with lightweight aluminum heads coil-near-plug ignition and aluminum flat top pistons to create razor-sharp throttle response and a torque band that's as wide as Texas. At the front of the engine polished serpentine components spin a polished alternator and modern AC compressor at the sides of a polished Street & Performance air cleaner. Once air enters that cleaner it flows through a polished throttle body to a polished intake which is bolted down over completely stock internals. High-octane fossils are provided by GM electronic fuel injection. Sparks are sequenced through fresh Taylor plug wires. Spent gases roar through a slick pair of Hooker Super Competition headers. And cooling comes courtesy of a beefy Walker radiator that's fitted with a large SPAL pusher fan. Aesthetically both the tan mill and its assortment of bright accessories seem right at home inside their smooth body-matched frame. And details like polished caps polished rocker covers polished fluid reservoirs and color-keyed rail covers ensure this Chevy has the looks to match its performance.


Judging by appearance this classic spent most of its blue-collar life living clean and working hard. So when the time came for rebirth the truck was a prime candidate for thorough modernization. Nowhere is that theme more evident than under the skin. The dressed LS1 sends power to a 4L60E 4-speed automatic which spins a color-keyed axle that's fitted with moderate highway-friendly gears. That smooth drivetrain pushes a Fatman Fabrications frame on a custom 4-link suspension which sports proven QA1 coil-overs. Tracking is provided by an upgraded front clip which is fitted with tubular control arms power rack-and-pinion steering and two more coil-over-shocks. Quick stops are a cinch thanks to power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes. At the center of the floor coated exhaust pipes make good use of coated DynoMax mufflers. And at the corners of the chassis polished Billet Specialties wheels twist 225/60R17 front and 235/60R18 rear Goodyear Assurance radials around custom center caps.


When you pop this pickup's doors you'll find a comfortable cockpit that thanks to Larry Sneed Hot Rod Interior of Louisville Kentucky features stylish Alligator trim. Top dead center a wrapped dash hangs a locking glovebox and Classic Instruments All American gauges above knobs for Vintage Air climate control. In front of that dash modern leather seats frame a custom console that's fitted with two cupholders chrome window switches and a hidden power outlet. Under that console tweed carpet anchors color-keyed floor mats beneath billet foot pedals and a polished column drop. At the sides of that carpet sculpted door panels hang highly polished handles under color-keyed window frames. Above those panels a custom suede headliner floats a remote-controlled Kenwood CD player between a small dome lamp and polished mirror. And in front of the driver a tilting column spins a polished Chevrolet-branded steering wheel around a polished gear selector.


As you might imagine this Chevy has scored many significant accolades. Here's a chronological list of the awards included with our sale

Top 20 award at the 2012 Carl Casper's Custom Auto Show in Louisville Kentucky
Top 20 award at the 2013 Carl Casper's Custom Auto Show in Louisville Kentucky
Best Truck at the 2013 ISCA World of Wheels show in Indianapolis Indiana
Best Truck at the 2013 ISCA Cavalcade of Customs show in Cincinnati Ohio
2013 ISCA International Class Champion
Top 20 award at the 2014 Carl Casper's Custom Auto Show in Louisville Kentucky
Best Truck at the 2014 ISCA Carl Casper International Championship in Louisville Kentucky
Best Truck at the 2014 ISCA World of Wheels show in Birmingham Alabama
Fantastic "5" Award at the 2014 ISCA World of Wheels show in Birmingham Alabama


A set of Billet Specialties center caps

Perpetually cool and visually stunning this awesome Chevy is a near perfect example of the ample talent that defines our hobby. Combining top-notch craftsmanship with proven mechanicals it presents the rare opportunity to land a well-known trophy winner that can double as a well-oiled road warrior. Don't miss your chance to own this killer custom!