All steel ... Spectramaster Green ... Summit 350 CID V-8 ... Automatic ... Mild cam ... Front disc brakes ... Custom maple/walnut bed ...
Among customized pickup trucks from the 1940s, there are trucks, and then there are trucks that have a “WOW” factor. Once such truck is this decidedly “cool” 1948 Chevrolet pickup. From its unique color to its custom-made maple and walnut bed, this truck was made to turn heads.
Finished in Spectramaster Green base coat/clear coat, this all steel truck’s finish has a mirror-like luster, which is further accentuated by Black and Silver hand-applied pinstriping. It also benefits from new front and rear chrome bumpers and brackets, new stainless steel headlamp bezels and beauty rings, and a rechromed grille. Other items evidencing attention to detail are its new rubber gasket and fender welting throughout, in addition to its new door hinge pins and bushings.
What really sets this truck off, however, is its custom-made bed and interior woodwork which were hand-fitted from solid maple and walnut. Finished with the highest quality polyurethane, the woodwork glistens beautifully, a testament to the quality of the hardwoods chosen, and the care of the hand-fitting and finishing. An inlaid wood Chevy bowtie gives the bed even more distinction.
Under the hood is a Summit 350 CID V-8 mated to a TH350 3 speed automatic transmission. Punched 30 over, this truck has a mild cam and generates an impressive 350 HP at 5500 RPM. It also features a GM 10 bolt rear end with 3.42 gears and a Mustang II front end. Other mechanical and performance upgrades include the following:
Front disc brakes
New Holley carburetor
Edelbrock intake manifold
K&N air filter
Lokar throttle cables
Wrapped fiberglass headers
Aluminized dual exhaust with performance mufflers
Taylor ignition wires
High torque mini starter
Chrome oil pan
New electric wipers
Polished aluminum radiator overflow
All mechanical items work as they should, with the exception of the gas gauge and heater. In addition, minor imperfections in the paint do not detract from the overall appearance of the truck. Although the true mileage on the engine is not known, it is estimated to be approximately 10,000 miles. The truck has been driven approximately 5,000 since being completed.
The interior features new carpeting, upholstery and newer gauges. You will also appreciate this truck’s AM/FM stereo/CD player with front and rear speakers, as well as its kill switch and interior battery cut-off. Also included with sale are an original 1948 Operator’s Manual, fire extinguisher, and a photograph album documenting the restoration of this truck.
If a head-turning and distinctive pickup is what you desire, this 1948 Chevy truck is for you.