Lot 141 - 1952 Chevrolet Pick-up
|Odometer reading||1,402 km|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £34,000|
|Result||Sold - £30,240|
Chevrolet began building pick-up 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. While a handful of body styles were available including pick-ups, 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.
Manufactured in Baltimore, this 4400 Series Chevrolet was imported into the UK in 1999 and a restoration project commenced. The bodywork was taken back to bare metal and any corrosion removed and re-fabricated. The Guards Red paintwork is to an excellent standard and the interior has been trimmed in leather with new carpets fitted. Mechanically, she has been very well cared for by the fastidious vendor had a 'no expense spared' attitude when carrying out the restoration resulting in a superb looking vehicle and one that is even better to drive. The 5733cc, V8 engine is aesthetically superb and runs even better. Supplied with a V5C registration document, this superb Chevrolet pick-up can be described in one word 'stunning'.
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