This 1946 Chevrolet 3100 is the kind of pickup that will always
have a story to share. So it's great that it has been restored to
be both a sleek looker and a strong runner.
This is the pickup truck that got American moving again after WWII.
It looked a lot like the pre-war Chevys, but this DP-series was
part of the first post-war full production year. Chevy would change
the style again in '47, so these are always recognized as a
significant vehicle in proper truck circles. The yellow paint is
quite a nice application with enough gloss to really help emphasize
the flowing-fender style of this pickup. It also has some great
features like the oak wood truck bed and red detailing in the
gunmetal gray grille. Plus, there are some nice upgrades in style
and practicality, like the LED front turn signals, rear signals in
the bed rails, a flush rear roll pan, and polished 15-inch wheels
that give this a nice shine while also allowing it to fit modern
The interior is still working-class all the way, but that's all
part of the vintage truck appeal. There are few subtle upgrades in
comfort, like grippy wrap around the steering wheel and a tuck and
roll pattern on the seat. But nothing gets in the way of the honest
pickup feel that's great to have on a significant classic like
this. It has an authentic vintage appearance everywhere from the
rubber floor mats to the texture of the metal dash.
Under the hood is the unmistakable long block of Chevy's inline
six. This has a unique flair with the valve cover painted to match
the exterior yellow. Plus, this has been built for exceptional
power. This 235 cubic-inch motor keeps the spirit of the 1946
powerhouse, but with a larger displacement. The upgraded Clifford
intake allows the fitting of dual carburetors. And the split
exhaust manifolds allows this to exhale better. It creates one of
the peppiest inline-six setups around. There are even good
supporting components, like a 12-volt system upgrade and a newer
radiator. The four-speed manual transmission gives you proper
control over the motor.
Complete with build receipts and restoration photos, this '46 Chevy
is a great classic pickup that can be driven to work or shows with
plenty of pride. Someone gets to tell its story, and so you might
want to hurry if it's going to be you. Call today!!!
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