Drive Type: AUTOMATIC
Model: Other Pickups
Williamston, South Carolina, United States
Up for auction is this 1956 Chevrolet 3100 pickup truck. This truck has that perfect patina and stance everyone is looking for and turns heads everywhere it goes! The best part about it is it has all the modern amenities like V8 power, automatic transmission, power steering and power disc brakes! NOT the typical manual everything 3 on the tree that you have to fight down the road. This truck has been fitted to a cutlass frame and drives like a car going down the road. You can literally drive this truck down the road 65-70mph and let go of the wheel and it goes straight as an arrow. It is a very reliable truck. I just drove it roundtrip 400+ miles to the Shades of the past car show in Pigeon Forge TN last weekend without issue.(My wife actually drove it home so that speaks to how confident I am on this vehicle)
The 307 V8 engine is fed by a Quadrajet carb. It fires up the 1st time every time, and sounds great with its all new aluminized exhaust with Thrush muffler.(See Video Link Below) It rides on new Boss 338 wheels 18x7 up front and 18x9 in the rear. It has been lettered up as a shop truck and had the grill, bumpers, and headlight bezels painted in cream white to contrast the blue body. It just has so many cool features like the wood bed, chrome fuel cell, and Mexican blanket interior that includes the door and kick panels. Even modern tilt steering with the old 50s steering wheel fitted to it.
This truck is obviously no show truck and not being represented as such. It has some rust in the usual truck places, but is certainly no rust bucket and far better than most. However, it is a very cool old truck that is very reliable and I would drive it anywhere. I have had dozens of these old trucks with cut springs, lowered springs, and even air ride, but this one hands down rides the best.
Again, this is a reliable turn key truck that is ready to go anywhere. All it needs is a new owner. Please email or call with any questions you may have
-I reserve the right to end the auction early as I also have it for sale locally
The new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has picked up another buff book accolade after capturing Road and Track's Performance Car of the Year award. The seventh-generation of America's sports car (sorry Viper, Mustang, et al.) has been named Automobile Magazine's Automobile of the Year.
Automobile's award to the Corvette over competitors is the mirror image of its rival Motor Trend, which named the Cadillac CTS its car of the year over the C7. The CTS was, according to the Automobile team, the closest contender to the mighty Stingray. Great news all around for General Motors it seems.
As for what pushed the Corvette past its distant, four-door cousin, Automobile commended its excellent, 6.2-liter V8 calling the car's performance "simply awesome" while also remarking that it is easier to drive fast than ever before thanks to steering and chassis tweaks. Following a theme set by other publications, there were also plaudits for the interior, of all things, with the buff book complimenting the car's ergonomics and material quality, while also praising the standard seats.
During game five of the World Series, Chevrolet was set to do a spot of marketing for the 2014 Silverado - fans at Busch Stadium in St. Louis would hold up placards that spelled out the words "Silverado Strong," a theme that Chevy has been promoting since the Silverado's launch with the song "Strong," by Will Hoge. The St. Louis promo was ultimately called off, though, over concerns that it'd be insensitive to the visiting Boston Red Sox. (You can see the image of what the stunt would have looked like above, courtesy of one timely Reddit user.)
Now, the Busch Stadium stunt might not have been a big deal, had the St. Louis Cardinals not been playing the Boston Red Sox. Following the tragic events in Boston during the marathon back in April, the phrase "Boston Strong" gained traction among the city's citizens, especially at sporting events. So, you can imagine that Chevy's appropriation of the phrase might not sit well with some fans.
The stunt was ultimately shelved after images of the signs went viral before the game, leading to a bit of a public backlash. Chevy spokesperson Michael Albano said of the promo that it was meant to show the brand's "commitment to baseball and its fans." But after the images went viral, the company "realized there was the possibility that we may offend some of the very fans we were trying to honor," Albano told Automotive News via email.
This year's 12 Hours of Sebring wasn't exactly a foregone conclusion because we're still talking about racing, and anything can happen when the speeds are as high as the adrenaline and the desire. But we're still talking about Audi bringing it's two top-spec racers - and its huge budget and its nearly neurotic attention to detail - to a race that it uses as a test bed for The 24 Hours of Le Mans and as a way to open the endurance racing season with a victory.
Besides, 12 hours is a long time, especially at Sebring, and things didn't go all Audi's way. On top of that, although it was a pretty quiet race, behind the Audis things got even grimier, with plenty of battles, plenty of mechanical issues, and the new BMW Z4 GTE and Viper GTS-R being race tested. Oh, and that brand new chromed-out DeltaWing...