1957 Chevy 3100 is a Glorious Neck-snapper

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Chevy 3100

Finished in Sunset Pearl Orange and with a 1973 350 under the hood, this Chevy 3100 is built to make an impact.

The iconic sleepy headlights and bold styling of Task Force series trucks makes them ideal for customization. Then, the strong underpinnings of the trucks beg for the restomod treatment. This 1957 Chevy 3100 we’ve found on ClassicCars.com is an in-your-face example of what can be done. That color smacking your eyeballs is Sunset Pearl Orange and those are Triple Chrome Plated wheels by Moto Metal.

Chevy 350 with angry eyes.

It’s one hell of a statement truck, and statements should be backed up. This one starts with a frame up restoration from Sumrow’s Customs and Restoration in Connecticut.

Taking things further, the axles, transmission and engine are from a 1973 ‘Heavy’ C10. Then, making sure the 350 will take some extra power, it has a 4 bolt main block. The 350 also now has headers and a dual exhaust with glasspack mufflers. So, not only will this orange monster stare at you through angry eyes when you open the hood, it will also growl and bark.

What particularly caught our attention, after the orange paint, is the attention to detail in the cab. We like a cab that stays true to its roots but delivers some modern comfort and convenience. Old school gauges are cool but, when you really want to know exactly what’s going on, digital is the way forward. We’re definitely fans of Dakota Digital VHX instrument packages in that respect. They understand the styling of old trucks and tailor their gauges to be bright and bold, but not intrusive.

Finally, new carpet, a custom headliner, and 80mm thick sound deadening used all around the cab should make sure road noise won’t encroach on the big sound system. However, with that engine sound and paint job the new owner won’t need to turn it up for everyone to know they’re coming.

Ian Wright has been a professional automotive writer for over two years and is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum, Jaguar Forums, and 6SpeedOnline, among other popular auto sites.

Ian's obsession with cars started young and has left him stranded miles off-road in Land Rovers, being lost far from home in hot hatches, going sideways in rallycross cars, being propelled forward in supercars and, more sensibly, standing in fields staring at classic cars. His first job was as a mechanic, then he trained as a driving instructor before going into media production.

The automotive itch never left though, and he realized writing about cars is his true calling. However, that doesn’t stop Wright from also hosting the Both Hand Drive podcast.

Ian can be reached at [email protected]

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