1950 Yellow Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
After extensive research regarding what business owners wanted in a new truck, Chevrolet’s designers penned the new Advanced Design Era truck, with a completely welded cab that was eight inches wider and seven inches longer, offering their first three-man seat that was fully adjustable. A new, larger windshield and bigger side and rear windshield vastly improved safety and drivability. Higher and wider cab doors made entry and exit easier. Another new feature that further contributed to driver comfort and safety was a fresh-air heater/defroster system that brought fresh outside air into the cab and forced used air out through vents at the rear of the cab.
In 1950, the 216.5 cubic-inch six was tweaked to put out 92 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 176 ft-lbs of torque at 1,500 rpm. These trucks continued into 1955 and remained on sale until March 25, 1955, when all-new early V-8 pickup trucks were announced by Chevrolet.
1950 Red Colored Chevrolet 3100 Pickup Truck
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.
1950 Chevrolet 3100-American pickup truck
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.