CHASSIS NO: 1018PT3262
• Stunning black over black
• LS3 V-8 engine producing 525 HP
• Weld racing wheels
• Custom built chassis
6.2-liter LS3 Chevrolet V-8 engine, 525 HP, fuel injection, 4L70E four-speed automatic transmission, custom chassis, Wilwood hydraulic disc brakes all around; wheelbase: 114”
The GMC ½-ton truck, designated the 100 series, was little changed for 1957 other than the newly styled grille. That new grille, now featuring a pronounced top bar with narrow center divider and strong horizontal bars in the background, is retained and beautifully updated on this truck. All the brightwork on this truck is chrome plated to a high level of finish to good effect as the highly reflective chrome sets-off so brilliantly against the flawless black paint. The classic “eyebrows” over the headlights remain but the lights themselves have been upgraded to modern projector beam style blending the old and new seamlessly. The original narrow bed stepside styling accentuates the very modern wheels and wider tires.
The lowered stance of this custom is the result of a complete TCI chassis riding on Weld racing wheels shod with low profile Toyo tires. The original power plant was replaced with a 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 backed up with a 4L70E four-speed automatic transmission. Stopping power is now provided by Wilwood disc brakes on each corner. The engine compartment was kept very clean, with effort put into hiding all the wiring and accessories to present the slickest possible engine compartment possible.
No detail was too small when building this truck. The interior is full leather with suede quilted inserts and is adorned with many billet aluminum parts from the steering wheel to the brake pedal. All the creature comforts have been added, including, power windows, power brakes, power steering and, of course, air-conditioning. These trucks are rare to find in any condition, as they were largely used up as working tools and thrown away. This well-executed custom example will assure the new owner some exclusivity to go with the style and power of their new acquisition.