Antique trucks are a rare breed, and when fully restored to pristine show quality, they are true oddities that are rewarded accordingly. While a full frame-off restoration can cost thousands of hours to custom-build, a genuine Chevy truck from the ’50s found in a warehouse can be considered just as valuable and can run up to $100,000.
Increasing demand for this Chevrolet the treasures skyrocketed their price to an amount that surpassed the new Porsche 911, which runs around $101,000. It’s an offer for eye candy that an old Chevy and at least in our eyes, worth every penny. Here are 10 vintage Chevy trucks that cost more than the new Porsche 911.
10 1956 Chevy Series 3100 Cameo: $112,500
Early 2021 saw this 1956 Chevy 3100 Cameo pickup hit a bid of $112,000. The truck belongs to Janet Jackson. The winning bidder is said to have received a personal call from the singer herself.
This ’56 Cameo is an original resto project. It runs a 265 cubic-inch V8 and a Hydra-Matic three-speed transmission.
9 1959 Chevy 3100 Fleetside: $126,500
In 2021 sales, a 1959 full frame-off Chevy 3100 fetched $126,500 for its final price. The Jet-Black truck goes high on 33 M/T tires.
Black wraps into the cabin where it’s finished in a custom red interior. ’59 driven by LS with 4L60E transmission.
8 1958 Chevy Cameo: $140,000
This original 1958 Chevy Cameo pickup was a warehouse find in poor condition that sold for $140,000 in 2013. The truck was part of more than 500 vehicles in Chevrolet’s Lambrecht collection sold in 2013.
It is sold as is—cracked windshield, shattered roof, and all—with an odometer of less than 2 miles. This 1950s Cameo truck garnered the highest bid of the collection.
7 1956 Chevy 3100: $154,000
This 1956 Chevy 3100 pickup goes up for auction in 2021. The final price is $154,000. This award-winning, Dark Cherry Metallic ’56 building features Pewter Metallic highlights and a brown interior.
It’s a clock with more than 3,500 working hours. Details abound, and 500 horsepower comes from the LT4 Stroker mated to a 4L60E transmission.
6 1952 Chevy 3100: $170,500
Crossing the block in 2022, this 1952 Chevy 3100 pickup truck named the “Ultimate 3100” retails for $170,500. The award-winning custom build is done in Electric Blue with a Bentley New Market Tan interior.
It sits on a TCI chassis. The ’52 runs a supercharged LS and a six-speed transmission.
5 1951 Chevy 3100 5-Window: $181,500
Just a few months ago, this 1951 Chevy 3100 5-window Sage Green pickup sold for $181,500. This is a special creation from Lakeside Rods and Rides owner Roger Burman.
A custom ’51 Chevy sits in the S-10’s frame. The car 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 to almost double the price of a Porsche, at $198,000. The full frame-off Platinum Silver pickup is a custom made design featured on the Velocity network.
The restoration was completed by RMD Garage and spans over 1,500 hours on body only and excellent work. An LS3 with a 6-speed manual transmission is under the hood.
3 1949 Chevy 3100 Stepside: $203,500
Another purchase just a few months ago, this 1949 Chevy 3100 Stepside costs not one, but two brand new Porsche 911s. The resto-modded Pro-Touring body is finished in Ford Magnetic Gray and a red leather interior.
It rides 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 Quicksilver Pickup: $214,000
In 2016, this 1957 Chevrolet 3100 known as the “Quicksilver” sold for more than double the cost of a new Porsche 911, priced at $214,500. This vintage truck is a custom build from Hot Rod Garage.
The Tungsten exterior and burgundy pickup interior are credited as winners of the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Cup. Quicksilver developed a 650 horsepower with 540 large blocks topped with a Crower 8-stack and 4L60E transmission.
1 1949 Chevy 3100 5-Window: $220,000
Earlier in 2022, this restored 1949 Chevy 3100 Red Velvet Pearl pickup truck sold for nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Chevy trucks were honored with several awards in 2021, including Builders Choice at Goodguys and Best of Show at Hot August Nights and Cools Cars Hot Days.
The truck boasts an Art Morrison chassis that fits the body. It is powered by a new LS3 crate with Holley Terminator and a 4L60 automatic transmission.