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classic vintage chrome pickup chevy 3100 216 ci inline six manual trans green

1946 Chevrolet Other Pickups

Vehicle Data

  • Condition:
    Used
  • Item location:
    Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Make:
    Chevrolet
  • Model:
    Other Pickups
  • Type:
    Pickup Truck
  • Year:
    1946
  • Mileage:
    24139
  • VIN:
    FAA793370
  • Color:
    Green
  • Engine size:
    216 I6
  • Fuel:
    Gasoline
  • Transmission:
    Manual
  • Interior color:
    Saddle
  • Vehicle Title:
    Clear

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Description

At first we won't even mention the historical significance of this 1946 Chevrolet 3100 truck. Instead we'll give you a moment to look at the quality workmanship of this frame-off restored example before we talk about this Chevy's cool story you'll love to share.
This is the pickup truck that got American moving again after WWII. It looked a lot like the pre-war Chevys, but this was part of the first full post-war production year. Chevrolet would change the style again '47, so these are an interesting single-year designation. So when you're restoring something this significant, it's worth doing it right. That's why you not only have a nice period-style green and black two-tone, but also the recent application was done in a classic lacquer finish. It was laid on with care to have the kind of gloss to really help emphasize the flowing-fender style of this pickup. It also has some great details, like the step plates and whitewall tires. Plus, there's fresh lumber in the real wood truck bed and matching side rails. Post-war American also meant getting back to brightwork, and so the extra tall grille, bumpers, and two-piece Chevrolet wheel covers all have a great mirror-like shine.
The interior restoration was about keeping this feeling fresh but still working-class all the way, and that's all part of the vintage truck appeal. The gold paint with tan bench seat brightens the atmosphere. A rubber floor mat and other easy-to-clean materials make maintenance a snap. The factory heater was a nice luxury to warm you on your way home from the fields decades ago, and now it can be a handy feature for those mornings when you want to be first in line at the car show. The three-spoke steering wheel has that great vintage feeling that instantly connects you to generations of hard workers that came before you. There are a few nice additions like electric turn signals and seatbelts, but that's all about making for a nice driving experience without jeopardizing the vintage atmosphere.
Under the hood is a period-correct 216 cubic-inch inline-six. The motor was complete rebuilt during the restoration. Not only does that make for a strong-running engine, but also they paid attention to the details. So you have a show-quality presentation everywhere from the fresh block paint to the correct decal on the air cleaner. The three-speed manual transmission was also rebuilt at the time of the restoration, and they upgraded this to a 12-volt system. So this makes for quite a nice driving classic.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, service manuals, restoration photos, and build receipts documenting $$$$ thousands invested in this pickup. This 1946 Chevrolet 3100 is a great classic that can be driven to work or shows with plenty of pride. Someone gets to tell its story, and so you might want to hurry if it's going to be you. Call today!!!
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