Post World War II, Chevy's Advance Design pickup truck range debuted in 1947 to much fanfare. Available as a two-door pickup truck, panel van, or station wagon, these workmanlike vehicles were quickly pressed into service by an eager public. As time passed by, these trucks gained favor with classic car aficionados, as well as a restomod crowd. This 1947 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup is one such example of a restomod, and with just 39,000 reported miles, it is ready for its next owner. The current owner discloses that it needs a frame patch, but that shouldn't keep you away from this alluring vehicle.
Dressed in a very eye-catching red paint coat, this 1947 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup showcases a great mix of classic and modern elements; the classic chrome grille and period-style headlamps are bolstered by the Chevrolet lettering on the nose, while a set of newer chromed alloy wheels add a tasteful contrast. Heading further back, we see the CHEVROLET script on the tailgate and a wood-paneled cargo bed. The Chevrolet 3100 badging is present on the side flanks, indicating that this is a ½-ton truck. Inside, you'll find a revamped interior with a color-matched dash and a new sporty four-spoke steering wheel. The tasteful white-faced gauges are, in fact, modern units from VDO and Sunpro. We're also told that the vehicle has air conditioning but reportedly needs a belt to repair. Occupants rest upon a single bench seat that will have carried three in its heyday, but it's best to stick to two. A Kenwood radio cassette receiver is installed in the dash as well for some upgraded tunes. If you want to carry cargo, there's the aforementioned wood-paneled bed to do so - exposed to the elements, of course.
This 1947 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup has received a 383 stroker V8 with long tube headers, ensuring ample performance to impress. Driving the rear wheels via an automatic transmission, it's also got power steering and power brakes to further ease the driving experience. There's also a new battery reported to ensure optimal electrical reliability.
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