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1956 Chevrolet Chevrolet 1/2-Ton Pickup

The 1956 Chevrolet 3100 Series Stepside 1/2-ton Pickup was a carry over from the popular and new for 1955 model lineup light duty pickups, with only very minor changes probably not even noticeable to the average person. This stepside is typical of what the factory produced for the light duty truck buyer, who was usually a rural American farmer or trade worker who used the truck for utilitarian purposes.

Model: 3100 Series
Body Style: 2-door 1/2-ton Stepside Pickup
Engine: 265 cubic-inch, OHV V8, 162-horsepower
Transmission: 3-speed manual with overdrive
Suspension: Straight I-beam front axle with multiple semi-elliptic leaf springs, multiple semi-elliptic leaf rear with tubular shock absorbers at each wheel
Frame: Box girder ladder-type, 114-inch wheelbase, 3,217 pounds, 5,000 pounds gross vehicle weight
Base Price: around $1,700

1963 Chevrolet K20 Pickup Truck

In 1963, Chevrolet commanded its largest share of the US truck market, with over one-third of all trucks sold in America wearing a bow-tie. Four wheel drive trucks, the "K-Series" models, were a far cry from today's 4x4s. With manual hubs and two-speed manual transfer cases, these trucks borrowed heavily from vehicles originally developed for the military and were decidedly tough, off-road machines. These trucks may not have offered a lot of creature comforts but there was not shortage of ground clearance.

1963 saw the introduction of high torque six-cylinder engine, offered in 230 and 292 cubic-inch versions, as well as new front end design featuring a wider grille and headlight treatment.

The 1963 Chevrolet pickup line included 1/2-ton and 3/4-ton versions in 115-inch and 127-inch wheelbase lengths. One-ton models rode on a 133-inch wheelbase. Chevrolet offered the trucks with two different type pickup boxes, Fleetside and Stepside.

Wheelbase: 127-inches
Weight: 3,890 pounds
Engine: 292 cubic-inch, Inline 6 cylinder, 165-horsepower
Base Price: $2,871

1990 Chevrolet Lime Rock 454SS

Think of Chevy's one-off race truck as a sports car with a 6-foot trunk. Originally constructed to compete in "Road and Track Magazine's" Annual Manufacturers Challenge Cup road race, the 454SS pickup is outfitted with such amenities as a rollcage, six point safety harness, and a fire extinguisher system.

A 7.4-liter (454 cubic-inch) fuel injected Big Block provides the power and P255/50ZR16 tires on 16-inch diameter wheels supply the traction. The modified big-block breathes through a low restriction 2.5-inch diameter dual exhaust system. A custom ground effects package and three color graphics gives this 454SS an appropriately aggressive appearance.

Engine: 454 cubic-inch V8, 230-horsepower, 385 foot-lbs
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Base Price: $18,000

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