Lot 128 - 1954 Chevrolet 3100 Pick-up
|Registration||UK Taxes Paid|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £19,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,440|
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 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. The rare 1954 model saw significant design changes for one year only. The windscreen was changed to one piece without a centre vertical dividing strip, the steering wheel was revised as were the taillights, grille and dashboard.
The original paintwork on this 1954 model 3100 pick-up has a wonderful patina and, we are told, has the original woodwork in the load space area. This column shift, manual transmission example fired up when requested and we are informed drives well. We strongly advise any interested parties to personally inspect this Chevrolet as it is in such original condition and imported from a dry state, showing no sign of any corrosion. The phrase they ‘don’t build them like they use’ to applies to this ½ ton pick-up. The file for this Chevrolet contains a Nova certificate following the pick-ups importation and a V5C registration document has been applied for.
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