1946 Chevrolet 3100

$29,900

VEHICLES SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Body Color
Yellow & Black
Stock
23GKM012
Vin
21DPI6346
Miles
81,966
Engine Size
235ci Inline 6-Cylinder
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual
PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTIONS WELCOMED
Body Color
Yellow & Black
Stock
23GKM012
Vin
21DPI6346
Miles
81,966
Engine Size
235ci Inline 6-Cylinder
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual
PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTIONS WELCOMED

Restored Pickup

Yellow & Black
Brown
235ci Inline 6-Cylinder
3 Speed Manual

1946 Chevrolet 3100

- Upgraded 235ci V8 Out of a 1959 Chevy Pickup
- 3 Speed Manual Transmission
- 81k Miles Shown, True Mileage Unknown
- Restored In. 2005
- Yellow and Black Over Tan Interior
- 12v Electrical
- Aftermarket Tachometer
- Electric Fuel Pump

It's hard to put a finger on what endears us to old pick-up trucks. Perhaps it was not that long ago these were reasonable means of transportation, so most enthusiasts have owned a few as parts chasers. To quote Jimmy Buffet, “Can I get an AMEN for a $100 pick-up!” If you have owned a vintage truck you no doubt cruised either with your best girl tucked up next you or better yet your favorite dog in the same spot. If you worked on the farm often lunch was served off a tailgate on warm Autumn day, or you enjoyed a cold beer after a long day of work on that same tailgate. While many have memories of cruising the local downtown in their cars, farm kids and children of a parent in trades learned to drive on dusty back forties or on jobsites while helping your parents with the family business. These memories certainly are the inspiration for many a country song for sure. Featured here is a wonderfully restored 1946 Chevrolet 3100 that is primed and ready to help you and your family build your own set of memories around.

The older restoration (completed in 2005) has held up well painted in a vintage yellow and black color combination. It was treated to a hobbyist paint job which presents well with a nice luster but there are a few runs in the paint along with some “wear and tear” chips from the last 20 years of light use. Most of the chrome and stainless trim is original and has some light patina and mild pitting, however the front and rear bumpers are new chrome units. The tailgate is an aftermarket unit, and the fenders are fiberglass replacements. The bed features new stainless-steel retainers with well restored oak flooring. The rubber seal surrounding the windshield is showing some dry rot, however a new piece is included in the sale. The running boards have been modified with heavy tread plates welded in place, while not stock, they add a nice vintage farm feel to the build. This antique agricultural feel is further supported by the use of 6-ply tires out back and 4-ply tires up front.

Inside the cab, this truck features fresh upholstery, including the seat and headliner and new vinyl floor covering. The metal surfaces were refinished during the restoration process and otherwise the fixtures such as the steering wheel, stainless trim and dash cluster are all original, all functional but showing some typical wear. The truck was converted to 12 volts and the gauges were modified to accommodate the upgrade and work well with the exception of the fuel tank reads inaccurate under a 1/2 tank. The heater has not been upgraded and will require further modification to get it to work with the 12 volt system. A well-executed set of courtesy/map lights has been added to add some interior lighting in the cab along with a cigarette lighter to provide auxiliary power for your GPS or other related electronics.

Under the hood the original 216cid engine was upgraded to a 235 inline 6 cylinder from a 1959 Chevrolet Pick-up. The upgrade to this motor provides naturally more power and is a little more user friendly for hobby use. An electric fan set up was installed in front of the radiator behind the trademark waterfall grille. This keeps the under hood compartment looking stock to the untrained eye, and the electric fan also helps keep the old motor running cool for use on parade routes or in heavy traffic. The engine compartment is nicely detailed and shows very well. The original 3-speed transmission was rebuilt and transfers the power back to the stock rear differential.

Underneath the chassis was part of a frame off restoration. The frame is solid with no rust through as are the cab floorboards. The complete suspension was restored/replaced during the restoration. The “huck” style brakes have been refurbished recently and the stock “knee style” shock absorbers are present and function as designed. A light restoration/paint-touch up would help revive restoration from the wear from use over the last 20 years. Sale of the truck includes a narrative on the trucks restoration/maintenance history along with receipts and photos of the restoration process. Other bonuses include several factory manuals and related literature.

These are great trucks to drive, they are not meant for speed, as 45-50 mph is the top speed, and in many ways, it is very much like driving a tractor with a cab and a bed. But what an experience, there is something real about driving vehicles of this age that connects you to many generations back. You will enjoy many a thumbs up as you cruise in the rig for sure. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thanks for looking.

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