1955 Chevrolet 3100 NAPCO 4×4 pickup

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

This is a second-series truck with the new-for-1955 styling — and a very rare NAPCO 4×4 conversion.

1955 was the first year General Motors offered the new half-ton pickup with 4×4. NAPCO 2-speed 4×4 conversions were composed of 85% GM parts. The NAPCO slogan proudly stated: “Now you can have a standard Chevrolet four-wheel-drive pickup featuring the traction power of a tank, or at the flip of a finger, a smoother ride over the road.”

This truck has been treated to a very high-quality frame-off rebuild. It is powered by the famous 235-ci 6-cylinder engine and 4-speed transmission. The extremely straight body is finished in Chevrolet Neptune Green. The interior is refinished to original, with woven plastic beige seat covering and matching dash color. The box has been redone with wood boards painted low-gloss black as original. All chrome, grille, bumpers and emblems are new or replated.