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My Classic Car: 1951 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

Passing down the lessons of an old truck


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Back in high school I had a Chevy truck that was a real beater. It was a handful, and I had to fix things that broke often. But everyone loved how it could carry stuff, so I’d help people to move all the time.

1951 Chevrolet 3100. Images provided by William K.

I finally had to get rid of it. I was an auto mechanic for over 30 years, but having to fix it so often became too much. When I was getting rid of it, my son started driving first car, a Camaro. He ended up rolling it, and thankfully only got a little bruised up. He then got an Audi all-wheel A4, I told him to keep all wheels on the ground.

I got the idea of getting an old truck for him, like what I had back in high school. After looking around for quite a while, I found the one I wanted. It was restored many years ago and with independent front suspension, a big block 454, four inches chopped, and shaved off all emblems. This handles and drives great compared to what I had, but it really brings back a lot of memories from my past. It’s definitely a real attention-getter, we get waves and thumbs up wherever it goes.

William K., New Jersey


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