1931 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pickup news, pictures, specifications, and information
This 1931 Chevrolet Half-Ton Pickup was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook where it was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $20,000 - $30,000. It is one of only a few surviving examples and still retains its original engine and transmission. The wheels and wood bed are new, and its two-tone yellow over black running board finish is in superb condition. There are wire red wheels and a black interior finish. The car is powered by a six-cylinder engine that displaces 194 cubic-inches and produces 50 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual gearbox and a 107-inch wheelbase. Recent Vehicle Additions
Chevrolet was absorbed into the GM family in 1918, the same year Chevrolet began producing trucks. Within fifteen years time, nearly one million examples were produced. The six-cylinder engine was added in 1929 allowing for even great load capacities and greater versatility. In 1931, Chevrolet introduced the Independence Series featuring the first 1/2-ton Light Delivery Line.
Large hood louvers located on the side of the hood allowed for air to freely flow into the engine. The two-piece front bumper was optional equipment, and offered for only a short time before being replaced with a single-piece design.
There was interest in this vehicle on auction day, though not enough to satisfy the estimated value. Since there was no reserve, the vehicle was sold for a bargain price of $18,700.By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007
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