1954 Chevrolet 3100 pickup

1954 Chevrolet 3100 pickup

A good old pickup truck seems like just the thing for a relaxed Labor Day weekend, so for today’s Pick of the Week, we have a sweet-looking 1954 Chevrolet 3100 that’s for sale.

The five-window Chevy pickup looks well-finished in its bright-red paint job

The five-window Chevy pickup looks well-finished in its bright-red paint job

A good old pickup truck seems like just the thing for a relaxed Labor Day weekend, so for today’s Pick of the Week, we have a sweet-looking 1954 Chevrolet 3100 that’s for sale on ClassicCars.com from a dealer in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

The truck is described as original, powered by its stock Thriftmaster 235-cid inline-6 and three-speed column shift, though it’s obviously been repainted and refurbished. The Chevy looks well-sorted in the photos and would be a fun driver for a pick-em-up truck kind of guy.

A Thriftmaster inline-6 provides the power

A Thriftmaster inline-6 provides the power

The pickup is priced at $17,900, which seems reasonable considering what nice trucks are bringing at auction these days. It does have the desirable five-window cab, a stepside bed with wood floor, and chrome bumpers.

For 1954, Chevrolet updated its Advance Design pickups that were introduced in 1947, with a restyled “bull-nose” grille, one-piece curved windshield, revised bed rails and round taillights. The dashboard and steering wheel were also redesigned. The styling would continue just two years through 1955, after which an all-new, more-carlike Chevy pickup was introduced.

The six-cylinder OHV engine was essentially brand new for 1954, with higher compression and a horsepower rating of 115. That should be enough for getting around, but you won’t be towing any heavy campers.

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With so many of these early trucks being hot rodded and customized, it’s nice to see this Tennessee pickup from a brief two-year design period that’s still in original configuration.

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