1957 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton
The Paint: Original color to the truck “Larkspur Blue” in base/coat, clear/coat
The Engine: New “Chevrolet Performance” Crate LS3, 6.2L, V8 producing 430 Horsepower, cold air intake.
The Transmission: New “Chevrolet Performance” 4L65E Supermatic Automatic with overdrive, column shifter
The Differential: New Curry 9” with 3.50:1 gear ratio with Tru-Trac (Posi-traction).
The Frame: New TCI boxed frame to accommodate the body, and drivetrain.
The Suspension: Front: TCI Independent with tubular A-arms, and “Ride Tech” coil over shocks, 2” drop spindles
Rear: “Ride Tech” air bags controlled from inside the cab, parabolic leaf, and “Ride Tech Shocks.
The Interior: “Wise Guys” custom bench seat, finished in black and white “Hounds-Tooth” fabric upholstery surrounded with grey vinyl, matching upholstered head liner, and “Hounds-Tooth upholstered matching door panels, and interior gray matching dash, by “Premier Upholstery”.
Power 4 wheel disc brakes, GM front calipers with 11” rotors, Wildwood rear calipers with 11” drilled and slotted rotors. Stainless steel lines, remote master cylinder on the firewall for easy access
Foot operated Emergency brake
“Vintage Air” A/C and heat system with “Front Runner” serpentine belt and polished pulley system
“Dakota” digital HDX analog style gauges
New intermittent windshield wipers
Custom Audio system by Auto Custom Sound, Rockford Fosgate T-1000-4ad speakers, JL Audio 8” subwoofer, and custom kick panels by Stereo Zone.
Complete new wiring system installed by “Metalworks Classic Auto Restorations”
Ididit custom tilt steering column
LaCarra Banjo style steering wheel with Chevy “Bow-tie horn button and leather grip to match the interior.
Custom aluminum high-flow radiator system with thermostatically controlled dual 10” cooling fans specifically designed for the LS3.
Relocated fuel tank from behind the seat to under the bed, chrome fuel cap
Beautifully finished oak bed wood with stainless slats and hardware.
Removable receiver hitch with 7 prong wiring
Full custom Flowmaster exhaust system
15” Coker “Smoothie” steel wheels, painted to match the truck with chrome trim rings and derby caps with embossed Chevrolet Bow-tie all wrapped in BF Goodrich Radial T/A’s
235 x 60 x 15 in front, 255 x 60 x 15 in back
This is it!! This is the truck you absolutely need. I know this, ‘cuz…Well… I need it too!
You just can’t go wrong with a classic truck! We all love em, because we can all relate to them. If you think about it, trucks were used to build America, and that holds a soft spot for all of us.
Trucks like this very fine ’57 Chevy have served their time in the working world and for the most part have retired to a well deserved life of cruising, showing, road tripping, and well, just looking cool! It’s a great life if you can get it!
Now this is a truck you will want to keep forever! Classic Chevy truck, deluxe cab (Big Back Window), beautifully painted in its original “Larkspur” blue. TCI fully boxed frame, New Crate LS3 mated to a crate 4L65E automatic with overdrive transmission, Air conditioning, power steering and brakes, comfortable seating, all the horsepower you need, and that perfect stance.
Truly an excellent truck, very well steeped in diversity. In other words, you can drive this truck anywhere you want with the confidence of reliability. You can drive it to a car show, take it to a cruise-in, or crank up the retro tunes, take a road trip and see the sights!
Speaking of seeing the sights, this truck is equipped with a receiver hitch if you have a little vintage trailer, or perhaps your motorcycles you may want to take with you.
In terms of comfort for long drives, the custom bench seat has been sculpted to provide more leg room, or provide a little more distance from the steering wheel should you desire a little more room. This truck is very nicely built, super fun to drive, and since it’s complete build the truck has racked up just over 1,000 break-in/shakedown miles. I’m telling’ ya, this is just about as good as it gets. Its ultra clean everywhere you look.
Comfort, style, performance, fuel economy, use-ability, all wrapped in a deluxe-cab 1957 iconic Chevrolet Truck. Everything is so well done, you’ll just love it.