Post World War II, America and the rest of the world were gearing up for a booming economy. Automakers were excited; the powers at the helm had pledged no more war, and things looked bright. Chevrolet released their aptly-named Advance Design series of light and medium-duty trucks in 1947. The Chevrolet 3100 marked the entry point as a half-ton truck, and it was greatly received by an eager public. As time passed, some examples fell to ruin, some were lovingly maintained and restored, and others became platforms for great restomods. This 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Restomod comes from that third category, and you won't believe what it's packing under the hood until you see and experience it for yourself.
On the outside, this 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Restomod doesn't deviate too much from its late-Forties design, save for an eye-catching bright red paintwork. It still retains its chrome bumpers, period headlamps, the requisite badging, and a chrome grille. It's a similar story at the rear, where the taillamps haven't been chucked out in favor of more modern LED units. The cargo bed is all wooden for that old-school feel. However, the truck as a whole sits lower than it would have, and you'll also notice newer aluminum alloy wheels are present. The rear wheels, in particular, are much meatier than would have come in 1950. These are the first hints that something is stirring underneath the hood. Entering the cabin of this 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Restomod will grant you more clues to its restomod status. Instead of the period bench seat, you'll find two Ford Ranger seats to sit upon. The current owner reports that the red and black interior was completely redone, and we can also find some new white-faced gauges ahead of the driver. The steering wheel and steering column also appear to be from a more contemporary Chevy.
Now, let's meet the beast under the hood of this 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Restomod. The 350ci V8 residing within is said to have been built by Legget and GT Racing, and reportedly kicks out 800hp. A 400 Turbo automatic transmission sends it to the rear wheels, while control is enhanced by power steering and power brakes.
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