1948 Chevrolet 3100

350 CID V8 700R4

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Air Conditioning Custom Wheels Lumbar Support Power Brakes Power Steering Power Windows Radial Tires Seatbelts Tilt Steering Wheel Vinyl Interior
Gateway Classic cars of San Antonio/Austin is pleased to present this 1948 Chevrolet 3100 "Thriftmaster" 5-window pickup, finished in a gorgeous Mercedes Benz Seafoam Green metallic. The name "Thriftmaster" covered the line of all 1947-1955 Chevrolet Advanced Design pickups that were under a 1-ton capacity, and didn't designate a lower trim level, but was a particularly 1940's way of describing a working-class vehicle. This is a build that was initially done by Merlin Swan of Swan Creations and has been a working labor of love ever since. Powered by a 350CID V8 that started off with a ATK Performance Engines Vortec block, a set of ATK High Performance aluminum heads fitted with 2.02/1.60 valves and some 1.6 ratio billet aluminum roller rockers, a Holley Hi-Rise aluminum intake topped with a Holley Sniper EFI setup, this truck is ready to roll! Running the horses to the pavement is a newly reworked (documented 01/2023) 700R4 automatic transmission and into the 10-bolt Chevrolet rear end. A Mustang II front end, a set of QA1 adjustable coil-overs, a set of tubular uppers and some Wilwood 6-pistons w/ slotted/cross-drilled rotors up front keep everything under control. Inside the cab, you'll see the Seafoam paint carry over to the interior & nicely contrast the black vinyl covered low back buckets complete with a custom fabbed center console, a cold blowing A/C system, tilt steering, power windows, a high-boy automatic shifter and some throw back looking New Vintage USA "Phoenix" gauges, giving this '48 an "updated classic" look. There is a lot to like about a 1948 5-window Chevy, especially when they are nicely complimented with modern performance & comforts, but not at the risk of losing the true classic look that these old 3100's are famous for!

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Duke Montross

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Brandon Madsen

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