1958 Chevrolet 3100
1958 Chevrolet 3100 Custom Pickup
-Completely Custom Paint Inside and Out
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“There's absolutely nothing about the truck that I would change or do differently….” -Austin Smith commenting on his customized 1958 Chevy Pickup in Street Trucks Magazine, October, 2018
Mr. Smith's sentiment about his '58 Chevy pickup certainly applies to the creator of the spectacular, professionally customized example offered here. This truck is the result of thousands of hours of applied engineering and artistic skill. In fact, the truck is quite literally, rolling artwork. The handcrafted pinstriping throughout the truck—inside and out—is nothing short of spectacular. No written description can possibly capture the full effect of seeing it in person. (Contact us for an appointment to do just that.)
“Remarkable!” is usually the first reaction the truck sparks, with “awesome,” and “stunning" coming in close behind. The exterior is painted in vibrant orange panels on a crème background. Geometric shapes and the application of brushstroke enhancements in yet more colors is mesmerizing; each new glance reveals yet another master-painter's individualistic touches. Every painted panel on the truck reveals its own layered design touches; every view is a delight. Across the truck, the finish is glossy, smooth, and free of damage. Original chrome work has been restored to its original luster. Cabin glass and lighting lenses—including the yellow-tinted lenses on the inner headlight—are pristine. Chevrolet-branded chrome full-wheel covers and wide-whitewall tires suit the custom look perfectly.
The truck's interior continues the full-custom theme, and the exquisite attention to detail. Opening the doors reveals a custom, copper-colored trim panel matched to the painted dash and cabin walls, topped with orange artwork mimicking the exterior design. The dash features perfectly restored switchgear and the perfect-condition, v-shaped instrument cluster, fronted by a two-tone steering wheel with crossed-flag center emblem. The chrome automatic-transmission shifter is column-mounted. Beneath the dash are fold-away controls for the Airlift adjustable suspension (its perfect operation is shown at the end of the linked video). Leather upholstery is cream-colored with horizontal panels in the trim colors seen on the rest of the truck. Mocha-brown carpeting covers the cabin floor. In the cargo bed (which has been elevated to allow for the lowered suspension), the high-gloss wood floor panels are separated by chrome rub strips (which appear to have never had anything more than a soft cloth rubbed on them). Not surprisingly, the tops of the rear fenders feature paint treatments similar to the truck's exterior.
Under the hood, the custom work continues. The 5.3-liter V8, with its custom Vortec intake, high-flow air induction, and aluminum radiator is center-stage in a pristine, simplified engine bay. And, yes, there is more pinstriping here, too. Viewed from below, the custom, full-length dual-exhaust system is properly installed behind free-flow exhaust headers. Surfaces are exceptionally clean and free of any damage from too-aggressive driving. The added Airlift suspension system components can be seen as well.
The more than 135 high-definition photographs and the accompanying link to a short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site accurately present the condition of this beautifully customized '58 Chevy Pickup. That said, a unique vehicle of this caliber deserves an in-person inspection by any prospective purchaser. You are most welcome to visit our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom for that purpose. We ask only that you get in touch in advance for an appointment so that we can devote our attention to giving you a complete tour of this amazing custom. (Our showroom is not open to the public.) We are happy to answer questions about the truck; contact us by way of email or phone.
The next owner of this customized pickup can expect to be a focal point wherever he or she takes the truck. In fact, just parking it in an empty lot is likely to attract a legion of admirers. Hearing the oohs and ahhs as folks discover one delightful feature after another will probably never get old. And wait'll they see the suspension adjust!