When it comes to completely rebuilt classic cars or trucks, the best finished products are the ones that stay true to the vehicle’s intended aesthetic and performance specs, while, at the same time, looking like a completely new vehicle. It’s not easy to pull off, but one look at this refurbished 1947 Chevy truck, and you’ll see what a decent amount of time, effort, and dedication will get you.
Equipped with the original motor that still runs, this restored Chevrolet truck look ridiculously sleek inside and out, with that eye-popping red paint job, the rust-free sheet metal, the slightly tinted windows, the incredible wooden bed, and the spotless interior. Of course, the new whitewall tires don’t hurt either. Just take a look at this beauty!
WATCH: 1947 Chevy Pickup Truck
1947-55 Chevy Trucks
From 1947-1955, Chevrolet produced its Advance Design pickup truck series, which marked the manufacturer’s first major redesign after World War II. The light-duty trucks were known as the Thriftmaster models, which included the Chevrolet 3100 (half-ton), Chevrolet 3600 (¾-ton), and Chevrolet 3800 (1-ton) trucks. The 1 ½-ton and two-ton trucks were given the Loadmaster designation. Originally equipped with a 216 cubic-inch 3.5-liter I6 engine, later Advance Design models would come with either a 235 cubic-inch 3.9-liter I6 or a 261 cubic-in 4.3-liter I6.
As it turns out, the same basic design family was used for all Chevy trucks, including the Suburban and panel trucks. The styling for the Advance Design trucks also inspired the Chevrolet SSR and the Chevrolet HHR.
Vintage Chevy Truck Parts
If you’re looking for a couple of parts for your vintage Chevrolet pickup truck or are planning to completely rebuild one, sites like OldChevyTrucks.com have just about any part your could need for a Chevy or GMC truck. We’re talking everything from steering wheels to taillights to air conditioning parts to grille decals. Stainless steel bed-to-frame bolt kits? Yep. They’ve got everything you need in the short bed department as well, along with wiper parts, running boards, hub caps, alternator, fender, tailgate covers, and more.
You can completely redo the upholstery, too, with everything from sun visors to arm rests. Taking on a Chevy truck rebuild project sounds pretty tempting right about now, doesn’t it?
1947 Chevy Trucks for Sale
Autotrader has several listings for 1947 Chevy trucks, including one for a newly rebuilt $39,000 1947 Chevrolet 3100 Pro Street truck that comes with four-wheel disc brakes, eight-way power seats, vintage air and heat, and leather and tweed interior.
Classiccars.com offers several listings, as well. For $11,000, you can buy a 100% original, 1st series ’47 Chevy truck. It doesn’t get any more vintage than this!
This post was originally published on November 12, 2019.