1952 Chevrolet Pickup

1952 Chevrolet Pickup

When World War II ended in 1945, American automobile manufacturers got back into the business of manufacturing cars and trucks. For the war effort, they had converted their facilities to the manufacture of planes, jeeps, weapons and the like. Chevrolet introduced their new line of pickup trucks in 1947. Called the "Advance Design" series, these trucks sold from 1947 until a model year change in 1955.

GM engineers wanted to get it right with this post war introduction so they conducted interviews with business owners to make sure they were on the mark. Feedback included a larger, roomier cab, more comfortable seats, better vision and a choice of engines. When the model debuted in March of 1947, it was accepted with high praise. In fact, this series was the number one selling pickup in America every year during its production run.

Three engines were available, all straight 6. Within that, however, there were three different cubic inch displacements and transmissions could be ordered as a 3 or 4 speed manual shift. In the final year of the production run, the truck was available with an automatic transmission.

This truck has been recently restored and is an excellent example of a stock pickup. This is how the truck would have left the factory in 1952.

Auto Spec Sheet

Year: 1952
Make: Chevrolet
Model: N/A
Style: Pickup
Serial No: N/A
Odometer: N/A
Engine Cyl: Inline 6
Engine Size: 216 cubic inch
Engine HP: N/A
Trans: 3 speed manual

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