1946 Chevrolet Pickup
The Chevrolet AK Series truck was a light duty truck sold under the
Chevrolet brand, with production beginning in 1941 until 1947. It
used the GM A platform, shared with the Chevrolet Deluxe. The AK
series was also branded and sold at GMC locations, with the primary
visual difference being the Chevrolet had vertical bars in the
grille, while the GMC had horizontal bars. The 1941-45 GMC models
were sold as C-Series and became the E-Series for the 1946 and 1947
model years (CC-Series / EC-Series for the conventional cab models
and CF-Series / EF-Series for the COE ones).
A carry over design from pre-WWII known as the Interim Series, hot
rodded with straight steel, a powerful V8, chopped top, power
windows and AC, all in an eye-catching yellow. This truck is more
comfortable taking you to the local shake shac than hauling hay to
the barn. But the choice is yours, regardless of your destination
you'll look fab when you arrive.
With retina searing yellow bathing the cab, hood and bed sides,
flowing fenders, running boards and large headlights, all is
looking good with well applied paint showing only minor chips,
paint cracks and inclusions. This truck drips with 1940's design,
leading the way by a fascinating yellow painted horizontal and
vertical bar integrated grille, Much of the chrome has been shaved
off or finished in body color with the exception of the headlight
rings that frame the sexy teardrop bezels and running board step
plates. The roof has been chopped a touch giving a much cleanerlook
and the doors have been shaved of their handles and now sport black
aero-style mirrors. 18 and 20" polished American Racing Torque
Thrust wheels are on the corners and are shod with staggered width
like new radials. A cleanly installed wonderfully stained oak wood
bed with yellow divider strips is noted and none of it has a mark
on as it hides under a black tonneau cover. A smoothed roll
panresides just under the clean tailgate and houses frenched in
bullet style tail lights provides the backdrop for the rear of this
Body matching yellow is sprayed on the upper metal door frames, and
dash. Surrounded by a billet insert, round black face VDO gauges
with white numbers face the driver with a thick rim polished
3-spoke steering wheel in between. A few black knobs grace the
lower section of the dash along with an AM/FM/CD stereo and vents
for the heat and AC. Providing room for 2 are upgraded high black
gray tweed buckets with overstuffed bolsters and tuck and roll
inserts. This tweed also wraps the rear of the cab and well as the
doors which are peppered with black toggles for the power windows.
More gray tweed for the headliner and clean gray carpet floods the
floors with the long arm black knobbed shifter growing from the
Opening the rear hinged hood, we can see a 350ci Chevrolet V8 that
is fed air and fossils through an Edelbrock 4bbl carburetor and
aluminum intake manifold. Ribbed aluminum valve coverings are on
along with an Edelbrock chrome air cleaner lid, meanwhile an HEI
distributor lights the fire. A 4-speed automatic 700R4 transmission
is attached to the rear of the V8 and a Camaro 10 bolt rear axle
moves this Interim Series rod down the road.
Due to the quality of the built, there are absolutely no real
faults to remark about underneath, just minor road dirt. The strong
black frame provides the backbone for the black painted suspension,
which is a leaf spring set up for the rear and a Camaro subframe
and independent coil spring suspension in the front. The black
continues with solid flooring and we see nearly the same quality of
staining work performed on the underside bed boards as seen above.
Power disc brakes up front and power drum brakes in the back give
us the stopping power on all 4 corners and headers with glasspack
style mufflershandle spent fossil removal effectively.
A fine and nicely built truck is always a pleasure to drive, as it
has a certain charm that cannot be replicated by any new vehicle
and that always brings a smile to my face. With a pop of the door I
slid into the supple body hugging bucket and this truck did not
disappoint on the performance front with smooth acceleration, good
easy shifting, and it got me down the road. All functions were in
working order save for the AC blowing warm, which our consignor
states may just require a recharge.
It's so simple for this consignment, walk in, grab the key, turn it
on, drive it, pay for it, then drive it away and enjoy it for years
to come. All the blood, sweat, and tears has been put into this
Interimrod, with just excellent looks, and performance to beat the
band. How's that for blowing its horn!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.