1947 Chevrolet Panel Truck
1947 Chevrolet 3100 Panel Truck
For consignment, a Panel Truck that has mostly its original look, but some surprises as we look closer. An engine upgrade, exterior redux, and interior sort of “in progress” we have a nice example that can be driven right off the lot here at Classic Auto Mall
With a total exterior restoration, it is now bathed in beautiful Red 2 stage paint, which presents in very nice condition. Some areas where underlying repairs can be seen if you look really closely at the fenders in particular, but overall the paint presents nicely. This also holds true for the chrome which is in very good condition. We can note that this Panel Truck has been shaved of its door handles, badging, and rear tail lighting has been modified from original. Body matching bumpers and some snazzy running boards covered in expeditor matching paint adorn this truck. Chromed steel wheels with red moon caps are noted on all 4 wheels.
A push of a FOB button and the doors crack open electronically, and this is a good thing because the handles have been shaved! Door panels are the raw steel without any panels, although wood blocks have been fashioned to hold power window toggles. Red velour cloth seats which look vaguely familiar as my guess would be from a Monte Carlo show in bucket form in the front, and a rear bench has been mounted to the floor. The dash has been resprayed with exterior matching red, and some original horizontal ribbed chrome adorns the center and glove box panels of the dash front. In front of the driver are 2 circular gauges, one a cluster for oil, battery, temp, and fuel, and the other a speedometer. This have very nice chromed bezels, and black fields with a perking of white lettering and pointers. A few small lights can trip your trigger when this truck is started. Air conditioning hangs below the dash. A note about the interior paneling as it is nonexistent save for the original “particleboard” inserted within the frame structure. The headliner is also nonexistent and shows the bare steel (although painted red) above the passengers. A rear camera screen hovers above the windshield and works perfectly.
Popping the large hood, we see a restored engine bay, with new master cylinder, radiator, and wiring. A healthy Vortec V8 with a modified air intake is sitting in the center, and this is backed by a 700 R4 automatic transmission.
With the restoration some modifications have been performed, like rack and pinion steering, power front disc brakes, and dual exhaust. All is clean under here with little to no rust (surface or otherwise) sturdy body hangers, and a solid frame.
A nice Panel Truck with just enough modifications to retain the original look, but with a few eye catchers. This truck has a nice line and is a beautifully painted example from way back in 1947. Runs great, shifts smoothly, starts quickly. You may want to finish off the interior panels, but then again you may not. A great business tool for some different looking advertising, imagine your company name of this side of this baby!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 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.