Red/Black w/Red/Gray interior, 216/90hp L6, 3-spd. manual transmission.
The 1947 model introduced the completely restyled and reworked Advance Design series trucks. For 1948 the Chevrolet truck lineup boasted 109 unique models on eight different wheelbases including this 1948 Series 3100 Chevrolet 5-window 1/2-ton pickup. The Advance Design marked the advent of passenger-car styling and features combined with tough truck engineering and helped make Chevrolet the number one truck from 1947-55.
This Swift Red 5-window pickup recently underwent a period-correct restoration from its signature horizontal-bar grille to finished hardwood bed. Under the alligator hood is a 216-cubic-inch 6-cylinder Thriftmaster engine rated for 90 horsepower at 3,300 RPM and 174 lb-ft of torque backed up by a manual transmission with a floor-mount shifter. The 6-cylinder engine featured aluminum and steel timing gears for long life and heat-control valve for smoother starts in cold weather. The faithfully restored engine is equipped with the optional oil bath air cleaner, inline fuel filter and aftermarket Fram oil filter. Finishing touches such as woven cloth-covered spark plug wires and a cork-valve cover gasket add to the period-perfect effect. The restoration carries through into the Advance Design interior with an authentic mix of original parts and reproduction materials for a return to what Chevrolet touted as the best working conditions ever offered in a commercial vehicle. Roominess is enhanced by all-new glass including the Nu-Vue corner windows that lend the 5-window its name.
The cab and bed were finished into Swift’s Red paint with Black fenders and new chrome plating from grille to bumpers while the bed was fitted with red oak and fastened in with stainless-steel slats and hardware. New and true steel wheels with Chevrolet logo hubcaps and new whitewall tires help this classic Chevrolet truck work the road in modern times.