1956 Chevrolet 3100 Big Window hot rod truck. 383, PS, PB, AC, EFI, TH350 Auto

Price: US $44,999.00 Item location: Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other Pickups
  • Trim: BIG WINDOW
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 1027
  • VIN: 3A56J015007
  • Engine size: 383 SBC
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1956 Chevrolet Other Pickups BIG WINDOW

1956 Chevy 3100 Big Window hot rod truck

This is a beautiful, powerful truck with the best of everything: AC, PS, PB, power windows, shaved firewall, relocated tank, Foose wheels - and 450HP. There is more than $80k in this truck. It was a garaged Arizona truck I bought a year ago and shipped out to Seattle where it’s been in a climate-controlled garage since. It has a super-strong 383 stroker Small Block Chevy crate motor with about 450 HP. It is fuel injected, roller rockered, and has a solid lifter cam that creates a loud, loping idle; it starts on the first crank and is super responsive. It has been fully modernized, with power steering, power brakes, a Camaro front clip and modern rear axle. Power windows class up the cab and Vintage Air AC and heat keeps it cool, which is important in this rare, big-window model. Its Turbo 350 automatic transmission shifts confidently and crisply and can handle the big power.

You can tell this is a hot rod when you first hear it; the side-exit 2.5” stainless exhaust is tamed only by a pair of Magnaflows that sit after long-tube Doug’s headers with ceramic coat. The lopey idle and low stance let you know the truck means business even as you sit comfortably at lights. Big 20” Foose Nitro forged wheels in the back complement 18” Foose rims in the front, wrapped in Nitto rubber.

It has seat belts but I do not guarantee safety; this is a big window truck that has small b-pillars and wasn't designed for shoulder belts - or seat belts of any kind for that matter. It has three belts: two shoulder, one center, all auto retracting.

Paint is very clean and there are no major scratches or chips on the body. There are a couple scratches in the bed and a couple on the inside passenger door.

Cold start driving video: (please excuse the 2nd gear burnout) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXz0vNHMveg

Engine video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPXpZW_N_ew

Walk Around video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBvAfOlKs78


Power steering, hydraulic chrome pump

Tilt steering column, period-correct tri-five wheel. No horn though.

Vintage air conditioning, runs cold and was recently charged

Electric windows!

Custom bench seat with adjustable height.

New driver and passenger shoulder belts, center retracting lap belt.

Bear-jaw style door latches for increased stiffness, safety

Door locks are keyed to the ignition

Dynamat applied to the floor, ceiling

Dimmable rear view mirror


Antique Auto Radio 100% reproduction wonderbar radio with AM/FM/Bluetooth. Uncut dash.

4.5” speakers in custom kick panels.

JBL subwoofer under the seat

Classic Instruments Tach-Force custom gauge cluster with temp, oil pressure, speedo, amps, fuel, brights, turn signal. Tach is not configured presently but has worked in the past.

Dash lights are dimmable through the cowl vent control

Vintage LED high/low beam headlights - period correct look and color temperature, much brighter.

New main wiring harness, tail light harness and bulbs

Optima yellow top battery


383 stroker, about 450HP

Shaved firewall, customized engine bay.

Small block Chevy crate motor, lots of billet and chrome. Aluminum heads (don’t know the manufacturer)

Solid lifter cam

1.6:1 Scorpion roller rockers

Fabricated valve covers

Fuel injected through Holley Sniper EFI. This is a self-tuning EFI that works great with this big cam. Holley electric fuel pump, brand new Earls Vapor-Guard lines. Includes fuel return.

Dougs ceramic long tube headers with built-in O2 bung (for EFI).

MSD 6 Plus+ ignition controller and rev limiter, MSD coil and distributor

New NGK plugs 50 miles ago

Super-Sucker billet carb spacer

Edelbrock Air Gap dual plane intake manifold

2.5” stainless exhaust, Magnaflow mufflers. Dual exhaust, side-exiting before rear wheels

Aluminum racing radiator, chrome hose wraps.

Rebuilt TH350 auto transmission, Lokar floor shifter, Lokar dipstick, Lokar Kickdown, the works.

K&N air filter

16 gal aluminum tank relocated to the rear for safety and weight balance. Fuel feed is in the bed, through a billet pop-up cover.

Relocated dual master cylinder (under cab)

Relocated Optima yellowtop battery


Chip Foose Nitro forged chrome wheels. 20x9 in the back, 18x8 in the front. No curb rash.

Nitto tires, like new.

Camaro front clip in the front.

Power brakes; front discs, rear drums.

SSBC Force 10 two-piston sliding calipers with slotted and drilled 11” front rotors.

SSBC electric vacuum assist for brakes, located under cab.

Front suspension has Heidts tubular control arms, Heidts spindles, single-adjustable coilovers. Updated front sway bar.

Rear axle is a flipped, 10-bolt 8.5” passenger car with 3.73 gears. Drum brakes with new brake pistons.

Rebuilt TH350 transmission

E-Stopp Electric parking brake. Illuminated status button is located in the glove box as an antitheft

No bidding history? Contact me before buying. 206.408.0042. Truck is also available locally in Seattle and you're welcome to come by and drive it.