This custom 1955 Chevy 3100 was built by Travis Sanchez, who runs a custom car shop in Phoenix. Sanchez apparently inherited the truck from a business partner who moved to Singapore, taking over the project midway through its completion.
The build started life as a single cab 2002 Chevy Silverado rear-wheel drive model. The frame, front suspension, drive components, engine, and transmission all come from the 2002 Chevy Silverado, while a 1955 Chevy 3100 Small Window body is mounted on top.
Dubbed Blue Betty, the body is covered in custom PPG Glacier Blue paint, while the roof is Jack Frost Pearl White. A big window conversion was added in the rear, while a custom visor is up front. Custom hardwood was added to the bed. In the corners, the Chevy 3100 rides on matching blue two-piece wheels, sized at 22 inches by 12 inches in the rear, and 22 inches by 9.5 inches in front.
The two-tone theme continues into the interior, which keeps the classic feel of the 1955 Chevy 3100 more or less intact thanks to retro-style blue and white upholstery. That said, there are a few modern touches as well, including a new JL audio system.
Motivation is sourced from the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 LS gasoline engine, which was dressed up with body-matching blue paint for the valve covers and block. Performance is enhanced thanks to a new 92mm throttle body, a new intake manifold, a custom stainless steel exhaust, and a new cam. Output is routed through the stock 4L60-E four-speed automatic transmission.
Braking is courtesy of the stock 2002 Chevy Silverado components, with the exception of a new CPP booster and master cylinder, as well as slotted and drilled performance rotors. Accuair suspension gives the Chevy 3100 a custom stance.
Now, this custom 1955 Chevy 3100 restomod is a common sight on the car show circuit, recently securing the Chevy Truck Pick at Goodguys Scottsdale. Impressive stuff.