1950 3100 5-WINDOW CHEVROLET

SWIFT RED/DRIVEN SHOW QUALITY/
CORRECT 216cid/RESTORED CORRECT CARB/TOP
MECHANICALS/MANY NOS QUALITY PARTS IN
RESTORATION/FULL OPTIONAL TRIM EQUIPMENT/PREVIOUS
SENIOR AWARD WINNER/ALL STEEL/GREAT BRAKING/SHOW
BED/16” WHEELS/WIDE WHITEWALLS/RARE RADIO

 

PHOTOS TO BE POSTED SHORTLY

1950 Chevrolet 3100 Five Window ½ Ton pickup in stock condition presented in all steel, lots of valuable Chevrolet extras, a real, top driven show condition, fully restored classic pickup that has terrific ‘eyes’, beautiful Swift Red color along with full chrome optional pieces, show wood bed, great 216cid engine that is recently set for top mechanicals, correct 1v carburetor, rare large oil bath air cleaner, correct factory 16” red wheels fitted with either the Firestone black walls or the Firestone wide white walls could be installed, this all steel vehicle is fully restored from engine to transmission to brakes to body to bed, even the vacuum operated windshield wipers work, the rare radio works, even the light works in the glove box, the braking system is checked, the lights work, optional turn signals added for safety, this was initially built in Virginia where it won the Senior Award for the Virginia Chevrolet Club of America (SEE PHOTO), this ended up on the prestigious Martha’s Vineyard where it was used for a slightly driven show vehicle, less than 500 miles were done over the last few years with all fresh preparation for Spring 2008, lots of attention to detail for top driven show, has the Chevrolet Trucks reproduction of the original Invoice (SEE LINK) that was prepared for the Senior Judging, all information supplied is that this truck was rebuilt with mostly original NOS parts, chrome bumpers front and rear are most desirable, all the dress up pieces from that era that makes this vehicle really stand out, VIN#1HPG15598 show how correct this truck is to stock, the frame being very clean, solid and painted showing the earlier frame-off work, this nice, nice underchassis that is recently detailed, information supplied is that a GM executive did the initial restoration in the early 2000’s and kept as a collector vehicle only, for Spring 2018, the final work is accomplished on this great pickup by Fraser Dante,

history: here is a wonderful 5 window example of one of the most popular collector vehicles today that was designed by Chevrolet's Advance Design team starting in 1947 and ended with the First Series 1955 truck, this series is a wonderful, very clean and features flowing lines made this a classic design as Americana lifestyle, part of our permanent
history from classic diners to Ralph Lauren clothes,

body/paint: this was painted a few years ago in a beautiful gloss Swift Red, the paint and body are today really nice with a bit of patina in gorgeous with recent buffing by a top professional, this truck comes in Commercial Red, the best color in true red that people want today, the cab has the optional painted light gray white piping around the cab, the wheels have the same color for the hand painted striping to be correct and match the cab, all the steel that is excellent with the magnet sticking virtually everywhere, very good cab and important corners, all fenders, the correct running boards have been redone in steel, painted correct black with the ‘Chevrolet’ stainless step plates, note that the full chrome package includes the optional hood ornament, gorgeous chrome front full grill and ‘Cow Catcher’ front bumper guard that makes this red truck stand out, chrome rear bumper, red lettered chrome hub caps, both left and right side mirrors are chrome and correct, new headlight bezels, polished bright work looks very nice, around the front windshield and the side windows are the proper rubber seals that are correctly done and complete the great look, lots of work was done on as beautiful show quality wood bed with new polyurethane, very fresh, black bed strips, all the sides of the bed are very straight for show, new bed chains with covers, white Chevrolet logo on tail gate, Chevrolet chrome taillight extension, dual taillights that are most desirable, all these options give a great finished look to this classic pickup,

Engine: very smooth running, stock 216cid 6 cylinder engine that is completely rebuilt by the person who did the majority of the work before Fraser Dante finished the truck, a compression test pulled on the low compression engine that has lots of torque, has the correct 1v Carter carburetor with number W-1 and the intake is 3835527, has the hard to get large, stock oil bath air cleaner, Note…these Carter and Rochester period carburetors are very valuable today, most of them are gone for the 216s and correct period carburetors that are rebuilt are worth from $500 to $900 alone, the engine is correctly numbered HBA875615all the spark plugs and correct plug wires, has the correct steel caps that go on the spark plugs, has the dual horns mounted on the firewall, new belts, hoses and clamps are new, really nicely detailed engine compartment, fresh ‘thriftmaster’ show decal just added, the clutch assembly with throughout bearing drives great, correct 6 volt system, new battery, good headlights, stock speedometer that works, radiator is reworked stock, just flushed and coolant checked, this was received with the original 3-speed transmission, has all the correct factory shift linkage,

Interior: both of the dash items become valuable in their own right, working original heater checked, RARE WORKING RADIO, these radios are hard to get and to find a working one is most important, worth a lot of money, has the Chevrolet Manual for the radio, even the rare working glove box light works with the instructions to install (SEE LINK), has the 1950 Chevrolet truck brochure to complete the show package, the dash pod is restored stock; new dark Maroon as factory Naugahyde interior with new seat padding, very firm seats, the interior is correctly done to top standards, a fully done full headliner, correct door panels, great floor boards, correct new rubber mat with insulation, the floor is extremely solid and painted, the dash is completely redone with proper trim on glove box, full gauge package,

Brakes/Wheels/Tires: has a 16” correct red wheels, trim rings and correct hub caps for show, these restored 16x5 original restored steel wheels are most valuable as they are not reproduced today, wheels have gray hand painted stripping to match the cab, one could chose the chrome trim rings but would distract from the beautiful gray striping, one could choose the wide whitewalls, either are balanced, these look very good for show, note that this truck has the very, very hard to get spare tire carrier mounted under the bed, these carriers are not reproduced and now valuable and hard to get, new brake shoes that are documented with photos when Fraser Dante received truck and checked, suspension redone, excellent shocks and kingpins just checked,

Summary: the steel and the paint on this truck extremely nice with the final detailing completed by a top professional SEE LINK), a real driven show vehicle that is restored as a correct classic,

GORGEOUS TRUCK WITH GREAT EYE APPEAL
ALL STEEL BODY-CHROME TRIM
TOP MECHANICALS FOR DRIVEN SHOW
FULL RESTORATION-RARE RADIO