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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder August 13th – 15th, 2015 at Russo and Steele’s 15th Annual Monterey California Auction. Please contact us for more information.
By 1947, American 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 stablemates, 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. They also provide the perfect canvas for the expression of the customizer’s unique art form.
Offered at No Reserve and sold to the highest bidder, this wonderful “five window” 1948 Chevrolet 3100-based custom pickup is known to its current owners as “The Dinosaur.” This 1948 Chevy five-window is as cool as they come, with a frame-off restoration with the frame and undercarriage all painted separately. The exterior has a custom patina paint job and the new black interior retains the original paint color. The chassis is a modern S-10 unit with a four-link rear suspension fitted with air bags. Abundant power for this cool cruiser is provided by a 350 cubic-inch V-8 mated to a Turbo-Hydramatic 350 three-speed automatic transmission. Additional highlights include a new interior and headliner, new paint, new wooden cargo-bed panels, a new wiring harness, new windows, new rubber seals and bushings, new tires, a new brake system, and new fuel lines. The build was recently completed and at the Pismo Beach car show, it was one of the more popular builds at the event, where it received plenty of attention.