Lot 230 - 1951 Chevrolet 3100 Pick-Up
|Odometer reading||38,886 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £24,000|
Chevrolet began building pickup trucks at the start of WWI and in the first year of production, about 900 trucks rolled off the line. By 1942, when civilian production stopped, Chevrolet had produced two million trucks. Clearly they were doing something right. Following WWII, the Bowtie brand sought to maintain its dominance and in 1947 it debuted its 'Advance Design' series of pickups. Ranging from the ½ ton 3100 to the one ton 3800 and initially powered by reliable straight six of 216.5ci-later growing to 235ci and then 261ci-the full-bodied and modern looking line-up quickly became the best-selling truck in America, a title it held for the duration of its' eight year production life. While a handful of body styles were available including pickups, panel deliveries and cab-only models, the number of options was rather limited with the primary one being a Deluxe package that added a bit of flair to the utilitarian machine with the addition of a chrome grille and additional chrome trim pieces. While the basic styling and design of the 3100-Series changed little from 1947 until 1953, a near constant stream of smaller changes were made throughout the series. Among the additions for 1951 were the inclusion of vent windows in the doors for some added cabin airflow and the final year for a number of chrome interior trim pieces such as the window handle knobs and wiper knobs.
This stunning Chevrolet 3100 is in remarkable condition and the vendor has kept her as original as possible right down to the faded red paintwork. Very little 'new' paintwork has been carried out confirming the originality of this outstanding vehicle. The eight board bed has been replaced, together with some other minor improvements. The 235ci (3,859cc) petrol sounds delightful and runs very well; the vendor has been using this truck on a regular basis. We strongly advise any interested parties to personally inspect this Chevrolet as it is in such original condition and shows no sign of any corrosion, the phrase "they don't build them like they use to" definitely applies to this ½ ton pick-up. Supplied with a V5 registration document.
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