Old School Survivor - Great Patina with Ghost Pinstriping

Price: - Item location: Nixa, Missouri, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other Pickups
  • Type: Shortbed 3100 Model
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 99,999
  • Color: Custom Patina
  • Engine size: 216
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4 Speed Manual
  • Interior color: Cream - Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1953 Chevrolet Other Pickups

This was literally parked in a BARN - proof was found UNDER the seat........TWO live baby rats! Yeah, still breathing when seat was removed and interior cleaned out! (see pics). Original Patina was too cool to even clear coat as the scuffing would have altered the "Ghost Pinstriping". Former Hot Rod Glory Days. Original 6 Volt Wiring and most of the Original Gauges still work!

"Survivor" with minor bumps & bruises........

New cab corners and cab Floor mount Braces

True 40 year Old Barn Wood in the bed

Motor was Overhauled in 1995 (See picture of Insurance Policy Application from April 1995) engine smokes a little as it should, Shifts great

New 6 Volt Battery

New Fuel Pump

Fuel Tank Steam Cleaned and new Lines run to Fuel Pump

New Park Lights

New Taillights with Custom Mounting Brackets

New Brakes all around

New Master Cylinder

New Wheel Cylinders (Left & Right Rear Wheels)

New Door Trim Panels

New Door Inside Handles

New Window Crank Levers

New Bed Wood (40 year old survivor wood)

New Bed Steel Strips, Bolts, Bed Mounting Blocks (Hardwood Oak)

New Cab Corners welded in place (No Bondo)

Cab Floor and Kick Panel steel patches welded in place

New Glove Box


To make it an everyday Driver - Here's what needs attention:

Radiator leaks somewhat /Water Pump is "noisy" /Driver's Side of Windshield has "bullet hole" in the middle /Brakes "work to lot drive" but need final adjustment - possibly lines /Needs a Fuel Tank Sending Unit /Alternator Wires /Rewire Turn Signals...and Brake Lights / Fan Belt


Watch a YouTube Video of truck being driven around the Farm by searching "1953 3100 Chevy Shortbed for Sale".

Truck is being sold in "As Is" condition with no Warranty's expressed or implied. It's a USED truck that runs and drives as described. Truck is available for personal inspection with 24hr Advance notice. Winning Buyer must pay with Bank Wire Transfer within 48 Hrs. Once paid for, Winning Buyer has 2 weeks to pick it up or make transport arrangements. Will need to be trailered. I do NOT have this advertised elsewhere. If Reserve isn't met, I will tweak it into driving condition for myself.