Lot 203 - 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Pick-up
|Odometer reading||312 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £23,206|
- Restored in 1994
- Museum quality
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. 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 pick-ups. Ranging from the ½ ton 3100 to the one ton 3800 and initially powered by reliable straight-six, 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 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.
This Chevrolet was subject to a total restoration in 1994 and presents in stunning condition, a testament to the quality of the restoration. Inspect the red paintwork and you cannot fail to be impressed, open the doors and the spacious cab area is equally impressive, however open the bonnet and the calibre of this 3100 pick-up hits you. This really is one of the finest examples you could wish to find, museum quality is the best way to describe this outstanding Chevrolet. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a history folder, this split screen 3100 needs to be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.