Currently offered for sale here on Craigslist in Goffstown, New Hampshire is this 1951 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 Stepside Pickup that’s been completely modernized inside and underneath while maintaining the original patina appearance on the exterior. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a proxy for a similar truck in stock condition, the private seller has his truck priced $200 more than the #2 “Excellent” condition. After reading the seller’s description below, you’ll want this truck over a restored stock one. Worth noting is that he currently uses this truck as his daily driver.
The seller’s description says it all in one great paragraph:
“51 Chevrolet pick-up, All original body from North Dakota, Fully restored and c-notched S-10 chassis, Ride-tech fully automatic 4-link air ride. 6.0 LS with 4L80 transmission. 20″ wheels and tires, Oversized Wilwood brakes with hyrdoboost. AC and heat, Finished interior with custom made dash, Full Audio with 2 10″ subs behind seat, Leather seat with center armrest, Power windows and wipers, 1750 miles on truck since build about 3 years ago. Truck runs and drives great at highway speeds, daily driver.”
Sadly, the seller neglected to provide pictures of the interior, so you’ll have to contact him directly for those images. Other than the fact raised bed floor (to make room for the S10 frame and air bag suspension travel) severely limiting cargo room, this Patina Resto Mod is currently priced at a you-can’t-recreate-it-for-this level and candidly with the brand new Chevrolet Silverado’s base price hovering just under $30K, this truck makes a compelling argument to continue using it as a daily driver and enjoy getting compliments everywhere you drive it. Good luck with the purchase!