Hemmings Auction Find of the Week: 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

And if you like to buy your vehicles auction-style, you can now do that with the Hemmings Auctions service. It always has a great selection of vehicles, like this 1955 Chevy 3100 pickup. We’ll be posting stories on one of our favorite Hemmings Auctions rides each week, so keep an eye out—you might find the ride you’ve been searching for.

The 1955 models were the
last of GM’s Advance Design pickups introduced in 1947. These trucks were sold
until the first of the brand-new Task Force trucks went on sale later in the
year. Advance Design trucks are very popular and easy to modify; this one seems
to have the heavy lifting already done.

From the auction description:

This Advance Design 1955 Chevrolet 3100 is described as being of good driver-quality appearance, and needing a little bit of attention to the cab interior. The 350 cubic inch small block is fed by a four-barrel carburetor atop an Edelbrock Performer EPS intake manifold. A chrome air cleaner housing from Summit Racing Equipment is also in place, as are new ignition wires, hoses, and fittings for the aftermarket air-conditioning system. The engine is said to start willingly and idle smoothly, without smoke. The rebuilt GM Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 three-speed automatic transmission reportedly shifts properly.

The truck utilizes its
original unassisted steering box. Suspension service performed in 2019 included
new shock absorbers, chassis bushings, springs and an anti-roll bar. An
aftermarket power brake kit was also installed, but the seller says the 3100
currently has a soft brake pedal. The underside of the truck, which
incorporates the spare-tire well, appears to be exceptionally clean.

The 3100 has had a patch
panel installed to correct the only known area of rust on the truck. The truck
was repainted three years ago, and the finish is described as being in driver
condition. The cargo bed has a new walnut floor with stainless locating
strips that look to have only a few minor scratches.


One thing Hemmings Auctions has no other auction site does is the Winner Welcome Package. If you bid on and win a Hemmings vehicle auction, you’ll also get a healthy discount from Summit Racing to get parts, car care products, tools, fluids, or anything else you’ll need when your four-wheeled baby arrives.

Auction winners automatically get a Winner Welcome Package email after the auction ends with instructions on how to get the Summit Racing discount. It’s like winning twice!

Editor, author, PR man—Alan Rebescher has done it all in a 25 year career in the high performance industry. He has written and photographed many feature stories and tech articles for Summit Racing and various magazines including Hot Rod, Car Craft, and Popular Hot Rodding, and edited Summit Racing’s Street & Strip magazine in the 1990s. His garage is currently occupied by a 1965 Ford Mustang.

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