1955 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Series 3100

In 1948, Chevrolet unveiled a new line of pickups which they termed the 'Advanced Design' truck. Standard equipment included a heater and a defroster, a luxury in those days. The cab was enlarged by eight inches and was seven inches taller. This made seating for three a reality. To improve visibility, the windshield was enlarged and cut into two pieces. In the front, the grille featured a horizontal design and recessed headlamps. The fenders became rounder, complimenting the aerodynamic and smooth body.

The trucks were customizable and offered with a wide array of optional equipment, ranging from engine upgrades to chrome accents.

Chevrolet put their new truck line on most commercial vehicle designs, ranging in size from 116 inches all the way up to 137 inches. Chevrolet was selling everything from Panel trucks to school buses.


by Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2006

Related Reading : Chevrolet Model 3100 History

The Chevrolet 3100 Pickup, or the Advance Design series was General Motors first major redesign following World War II. Delivering a design that was rougher and tougher and more durable than previous designs, the 3100 was much more updated. Launched in June of 1947, these trucks continued in production until March of 1955. The Task Force Series trucks replaced the Advance Design model. From 1947....
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1955 Vehicle Profiles

1955 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Series 3100 vehicle information

Suburban Pickup (Cameo Carrier)

Chassis Num: H55A003889

For 1955 the Ford Pickup Trucks came in two series. General Motors had attempted the largest revision of its products however the truck line of vehicles were delayed due to the size of the project. The first series of trucks were available until Marc....[continue reading]

1955 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Series 3100 vehicle information

Suburban Pickup (Cameo Carrier)

Chassis Num: H255L001654

This 1955 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 Ton 'Apache' pickup has been treated to a frame-up restoration. It began as a 'Big Window' pickup before being modified with dual headlights from the 1958 version of the same truck. Basically, it is a 1955 pickup in 1958 ....[continue reading]

1955 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Series 3100 vehicle information

Pickup

Graniterock is one of Fortune magazine's '100 Best Companies to Work for in America.' And this 3100 series pickup must be one of the best 1/2-ton trucks in the world. This 1955 'first series' pickup, although the last Chevy truck to feature th....[continue reading]

Suburban Pickup (Cameo Carrier)
Chassis #: H55A003889 
Suburban Pickup (Cameo Carrier)
Chassis #: H255L001654 
Pickup
 

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Price Comparison

1955 1/2 Ton Series 3100
$2,150-$22,520
1955 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Series 3100 Price Range: $1,150 - $2,150

$1,634 - $2,238
$1,666 - $2,600

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Chevrolet
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)1,653,168
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)1,462,140
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)1,142,460
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)1,505,910
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)1,567,117
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)1,704,667
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)1,143,561
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)1,346,475
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)818,142
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)1,229,986
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)1,498,590

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