Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
By 1947, civilian vehicle production was back in full swing, and light-duty trucks were no exception. While Dodge and Ford rolled out new designs for 1948 and Studebaker followed for 1949, General Motors beat them to market with the May 1947 release of its new designs. Twinned with their GMC stable-mates, the new Chevrolet Advanced Design models featured smooth styling, “Unisteel Battleship” construction and improved visibility. Their significantly larger cabs were eight inches wider, with three inches more shoulder space, and measured a foot longer than before. The heater and defroster now drew fresh outside air, and optional oil-bath air cleaners extended engine life. An unqualified success when new, the first all-new postwar Chevrolet pickups are highly collectible, enjoyable and economical to own today.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
92 hp, 235 cu. in. OHV inline six-cylinder engine, single-barrel carburetor, beam front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 116"
Source: RM Auctions