£6,000 - £8,000
1952 Chevrolet Series 3100 ½ Ton Pickup
Chassis Number: KBA262514
Registration Number: US title, UK taxes paid
The 1948-1953 Chevrolet Series 3100 ½ ton pick-ups benefited from a redesign that took Chevrolet trucks into a new era of comfort, convenience and style. Chevrolets restyled ‘Advance Design’ trucks were introduced in 1947, well ahead of its first new post-war cars and little changed in appearance through 1953. The basic intent was to provide more room and comfort for occupants. These pick-ups had a new bench seat accommodating three people instead of the old separate seats and for the first time the seat was adjustable for longer leg room. The cab, described as ‘Unisteel Battleship’ construction, was larger in every direction. New extra-wide doors swung open on concealed hinges and extended down to cover the sills. The window area grew considerably via a wider windscreen, side windows and backlight, a vast improvement all-round compared to the previous models.
This extremely solid Chevrolet truck was discovered in San Antonio, Texas, and imported into the UK last year. Upon first view, although currently a non-runner and clearly a candidate for restoration, and with lots of sunburnt paint and surface rust, this is a very solid old truck which should prove a perfect basis for either a full or just mechanical restoration dependent on the look the new owner prefers. The Chevrolet is offered with a Texas title and proof of taxes paid.