1946 CHEVROLET 1/2 TON PICKUP - 138461Sold* at Scottsdale 2013 - Lot #389 1946 CHEVROLET 1/2 TON PICKUPhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/138461/138461_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #389 - From 1941 until 1946 automotive production for public purchase was terminated so the US could concentrate on the production of military vehicles. When production of light trucks recommenced in 1946, this was one of the first trucks off Chevrolet's line. The trucks were simple and functional with little extras. As an example the door handles were not even chromed. This truck came with 3 extras, rear view mirror, cigarette lighter and most important of all a heater. A crank out front windshield provided the air conditioning. The original unique art deco grille is one of its distinguishing characteristics. This 1946 Chevrolet model PF 1/2 ton pickup was purchased on July 5, 1946 by Carl Nelson in the small farm town of Haxtun, Colorado. Clark Chevrolet company was the selling dealer. Haxtun is located in Phillips county and this truck never left Phillips county until purchased by the current seller (Osborne Cattle Company) in June of 2008. The truck was a true barn find and was purchased by the seller at the estate sale of the deceased owner. When found, the truck was completely original without body damage or rust. As to be expected the paint was extremely worn and the seats were dismal. The truck was carefully dismantled with the body separated from the frame. The truck was then painted and upholstery replaced. Bright work was re chromed as necessary. The motor and running gear are original and all were only painted. The truck had only 24,000 original miles on the odometer. Has original owner's manual. A true survivor and beautiful piece of rolling art deco history. Title represents mileage exempt. Seller represents original miles and will provide a notarized, written affidavit to that effect.
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