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Ready To Enjoy! 1956 Chevrolet 3100 Shortbed

1956 Chevrolet 3100

After glancing through the photos, and then noticing the price, this fully restored 1956 Chevrolet 3100 shortbed stepside seems to be almost too good to be true. The BIN price is only $19,500, which is an incredibly good deal for the condition of truck you are getting. It is located in Polk City, Florida the listing notes that the truck has a clean title, the VIN listed, and 28,999 miles stated. You can find the sweet rig here on eBay.

1956 Chevrolet 3100

According to the listing, the 235 cubic inch, inline six-cylinder engine starts each and every time and has no irregular noises, smoking, or leaks. There is no specification on whether the truck is equipped with the 3 or 4-speed manual transmission. All that is mentioned is that it shifts well. There are photos of the underside of the truck and it is completely rust free. It has a new clutch, tires, battery, and front disc brakes.

1956 Chevrolet 3100

The seller says that “interior is complete and presents itself extremely well” and I completely agree. The photos show a warm brown bench seat with solid floors, clean door panels, and a beautiful dashboard. They say that the glass is great shape all around. Apparently, this truck has won awards because there are a few trophies that are included with the sale, along with extra parts, and complete manuals.

1956 Chevrolet 3100

This truck is absolutely stunning all around. The silver paint is in great condition and since it is a ’56, it is the last year for the egg crate grill. There is no word on when the truck was restored, but the seller mentions that they will send more photos upon request and that they do have video evidence of it running and driving. If you are interested in a clean older truck, you might have found the best chance this summer.


  1. Larry

    According to EBay, this truck has been sold already

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  2. Dan

    Based on the shifter’s close proximity to the seat, and evidence of a column shift having been removed, I’d say it has a 3-speed that has been converted to floor shift.

    If the truck has been sold and was presented honestly, it would seem that the buyer got a decent deal.

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  3. Mark

    IMO one of, if not the best truck designs of all time. Brings back a lot of memories.

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  4. deak stevens

    Beautiful truck, to bad it did’nt have the big back window.

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    • Dan

      I’d actually prefer the small window. Yes, you get better visibility with a big window, but less glass area means the cab will stay a bit cooler.

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  5. geomechs geomechs Member

    Nice! I would take this home and have some fun with it. Being a stickler for original, I would probably be tempted to find some original wheels and a set of those pointy hubcaps so I can have people ask me if I plan to change the wheels to some fancy ones. A six and a manual, I sure wouldn’t want to change anything in the powertrain…

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  6. John H.

    I am working on a 55, 3100, just like this one! Or almost mine has the 350( gee!)
    I’ll take a loss but not like that. I’ll keep it first its a great drive

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  8. Bob McK

    Have a 57 like this. It is a little nicer, but I paid $24K. This was a really good deal for someone.

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  9. Norm

    Looks like an older restoration. Note radiator.

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  10. TimM

    One beautiful truck!!

    Like 1

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