1952 Chevrolet 3100

A Rare 7-Window Truck!

$42,000.00 Negotiable

1952 Chevrolet 3100

The vehicle is in very good to excellent condition with no areas of rust. The car drives and rides as expected for a car of this make and model. Technically the only issue in need of repair is the AM radio does not work.

1952 Chevy Pickup 3100 Background Information

Chevy’s All New Advance Design Light Trucks

Marketed as the Advanced Design trucks, Chevy placed an emphasis on cab comfort and safety. For the 1947 to 1954 models, stylists conceived the five-window cab, formally known as the Deluxe Cab, to eliminate the blind spots in the rear quarter panels of the cab.

The 1952 Chevrolet short-bed light pickup truck is sought-after by customizers, hot rodders and old truck collectors. With their big chrome grilles and large rounded hoods, they take many styling cues from 1952 Chevy passenger cars.

The 1948-1953 Chevrolet Series 3100 half-ton pickups (half-tons were known as 3100, 3/4-tons 3600 and one-ton trucks 3800) were totally redesigned a few years after the end of the war. This redesign took Chevrolet light trucks into a new era of comfort, more convenience, and passenger car type style. Chevy’s restyled “Advance-Design” trucks were introduced in 1947 which was ahead of its first new postwar passenger automobiles. This restyling was essentially unchanged in appearance through the 1953 model year. The first Advance Design Chevy trucks displayed grilles very similar in style to Chevrolet passenger cars.

The Chevy 3100 Offered the Best Comfort for Driver and Passengers

The Advance Design Chevy trucks offered the operator much better comfort. The truck cab itself was wider, with both more head and more leg room. It could seat three people. For 1952 the outer door handles were made push button as opposed to the previous turn down style. The truck’s cab was Unisteel. This meant that the top, the side panels, the back, windshield frame, the cowl and floor were all welded together to make it one single unit.

Visibility from the cab was improved. The windshield was larger, and corner panel windows helped reduce blind spots adding to safety. The corner windows were an option but were standard with the Deluxe Cab. Advance Design trucks offered a thicker dashboard, floor mats and better insulation than prior Chevy models which allowed the cab to be quieter. The dashboard had a push-button truck radio and speaker and an ashtray plus a large glove compartment box. As far as the hauling capability of these Chevy 3100’s, the bed was 50 inches wide with stronger front panels and tailgates than before. Chevy designation 3100 means a one-half ton short bed pickup

1952 Chevrolet 3100 Half Ton Specifications

• The 1952 Chevy trucks featured a Thriftmaster 216.5-cubic inch in-line, six-cylinder, valve-in-head engine. The 216.5-cubic inch motor had a bore and stroke of 3.5 by 3.75 inches with a compression ratio of 6.5:1. It generated 90 horsepower at 3,400 rpm.
• The 1952 Chevys had front and rear semi-elliptic leaf-springs. The four- or three-speed synchromesh manual transmission had a column-mounted gearshift and used a dry single-plate clutch. The brakes were mechanical expanding-drum types. Steering was by a recirculating worm and ball-nut gear.
• The Chevy 3100 had a 116.0-inch wheelbase with an overall length of 196.6 inches.
• Serial numbers for the Advanced Design pickups are found on the left front body hinge pillar, except on models with a cowl less windshield. With those models the serial numbers are located on the left-hand cowl side inner panel.

Now available at Horsepower Enterprises LLC, a full service, repair and restoration shop and special interest automobile showroom. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, (717)392-0599 option 2.

Exterior: Green
VIN: KBM210247
Interior: Black
Mileage: 17,240  
Engine: 216 cu in
Transmission: 3-Speed Manual (3 on the tree)

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