Vintage trucks are a rare breed, and when fully restored to show-stopping quality, they are a true oddity that is valued accordingly. While a complete frameless restoration can take thousands of hours in a custom build, a completely original 1950s Chevy truck can be considered just as valuable and either can stretch up to at $100,000.
The growing demand for these Chevy treasures skyrockets their prices to sums that exceed those of a new Porsche 911, which costs around $101,000. It’s a bargain for the eye candy that is an old Chevy and at least in our eyes, worth every penny. Here are 10 vintage Chevy trucks that cost more than a new Porsche 911.
ten 1956 Chevy Series 3100 Cameo: $112,500
In early 2021, this 1956 Chevy 3100 Cameo pickup fetched a bid of $112,000. The truck belonged to Janet Jackson. The winning bidder reportedly received a private call from the singer herself.
This ’56 Cameo was an original restaurant project. It uses a 265 cubic inch V8 and a Hydra-Matic three-speed transmission.
9 1959 Chevy 3100 Fleetside: $126,500
At a sale in 2021, a full-frame 1959 Chevy 3100 fetched $126,500 for its final price. The Jet-Black Truck rides high on 33 M/T tires.
Black wraps into the cabin where it is finished in custom red interior. The ’59 is pushed by an LS with a 4L60E transmission.
8 1958 Chevy Cameo: $140,000
This original 1958 Chevy Cameo pickup was a barn find in less than stellar condition that sold for $140,000 in 2013. The truck was among more than 500 vehicles in the Lambrecht Chevrolet collection sold in 2013.
It was sold as is – cracked windshield, crushed roof and all – with less than 2 miles on the odometer. This 1950s Cameo truck won the highest auction in the collection.
7 1956 Chevy 3100: $154,000
This 1956 Chevy 3100 pickup went under the hammer in 2021. Its final price hit $154,000. An award-winning construction, this Dark Cherry Metallic ’56 features Pewter Metallic highlights and a beige interior.
It totals more than 3,500 hours of work. The details are plentiful and its 500 horsepower comes from an LT4 Stroker mated to a 4L60E transmission.
6 1952 Chevy 3100: $170,500
Rolling across the block in 2022, this 1952 Chevy 3100 pickup named the “Ultimate 3100” went for $170,500. The award-winning custom build is done in Electric Blue with a Bentley New Market Tan interior.
It is based on a TCI chassis. The ’52 uses a supercharged LS and a six-speed transmission.
5 1951 Chevy 3100 5 windows: $181,500
Just a few months ago, this Sage Green 1951 Chevy 3100 5-window pickup went for $181,500. This is a custom creation from Lakeside Rods and Rides owner Roger Burman.
The custom ’51 Chevy sits on an S-10 frame. It is driven by a 6.0-liter LS with a 4L80E transmission.
4 1958 Chevy Apache: $198,000
In 2018, this 1958 Chevy Apache stretched the budget nearly twice the price of a Porsche, hitting $198,000. The full-frame Platinum Silver pickup was a custom design featured on the Velocity Network.
The restoration was completed by RMD Garage and included over 1,500 hours of bodywork and fabrication work alone. An LS3 with a 6-speed manual transmission sits under the hood.
3 1949 Chevy 3100 Stepside: $203,500
Another purchase from just a few months ago, this 1949 Chevy 3100 Stepside cost not one, but two new Porsche 911s. The restored Pro-Touring body was finished with Ford Magnetic Gray and a red leather interior.
It rolls on an Art Morrison chassis and custom Foose wheels. The Stepside is driven by an LS3 crate with Holley Hi-Ram and a 4L65E transmission.
2 1957 Chevy Cameo Pickup Quicksilver: $214,000
In 2016, this 1957 Chevrolet 3100 known as “Quicksilver” sold for more than twice the price of a new Porsche 911, selling for $214,500. This vintage truck was a custom build from Hot Rod Garage.
The Tungsten exterior and burgundy interior pickup were credited as the winner of the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Cup. The Quicksilver makes 650 horsepower with a 540 big block topped with a Crower 8-stack and 4L60E transmission.
1 1949 Chevy 3100 5 windows: $220,000
Earlier in 2022, this fully restored 1949 Chevy 3100 Red Velvet Pearl pickup truck cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars. The Chevy truck received several awards in 2021, including Builders Choice at Goodguys and Best of Show at Hot August Nights and Cools Cars Hot Days.
The truck features an Art Morrison chassis matched to the body. It is powered by a new LS3 crate with a Holley Terminator and a 4L60 automatic transmission.
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