1950 Chevrolet 3100 Series
Rebuilt 216.5 Thrift-Master Inline-6 Cylinder Engine @ 92HP+ & 174 lb-ft TQ
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Detailed to Show
Upgraded Front Disc Brakes
Oil Bath Air Cleaner
Color-Keyed Steel Wheels / Hubcaps / Beauty Rings
Wide Whitewall Radial Tires
Wood Bed & Stainless Strips
Heater & Fan
Dual Visors & Chrome Mirror
Foot Start Pedal
AM/FM Bowtie Cassette Stereo
Blue Base/Clearcoat Finish & Restored Chrome
Original Owner's Manual
Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to present this beautifully restored 1950 Chevrolet 3100 series light duty pickup truck. Chevrolet's Advanced Design trucks made many strides post-war in a prosperous, up-lifting time. This was the era where a pickup truck driver was a small business owner and working man. You may need the owner's manual. We have the original one. This truck has spent the last two years in a private owner's garage. He purchased the truck from a gentleman in Missouri in its present condition. Prior to that gentleman's ownership, the truck was in an Arizona collection. Today, it is proudly displayed in Texas Classic Cars of Dallas' showroom.
This truck was built right. it has been disassembled and restored well. The paint is in very good condition as is the sheetmetal throughout. The chrome is in excellent condition. The grille and bumpers are beautiful front to back. You'll open the hood to find a jewel of an engine compartment. This engine bay was restored with attention to detail. The engine features a chromed valve cover and timing cover. The inner fenderwells, core support, and firewall sheetmetal has been finished to match the truck, in blue. All of the bolt heads and fasteners are bright and detailed. The body welting was replaced throughout. Many hours were spent on this one and it shows.
The 216.5 cubic inch Thriftmaster 6 received some upgrades for 1950, amounting to another 2 horsepower for 92 total. This is a very smooth running engine & gearbox. The engine was rebuilt by previous owner & transmission has been gone through, clutch replaced, etc. Be sure to play our video to see it start with the original foot starter pedal and cruise down the road. Check out the external oil filter. The oil bath air cleaner has a little extra detail done to it, as does the rest of this truck. The valve cover is chrome as is the timing cover. Again, the firewall and inner fenders are beautifully detailed to match the exterior.
Note the original door identification plate is in place in the door jamb. Open the doors to 1950. The cab is in excellent condition, inside and out. The dash is beautifully restored. The dash displays the restored factory gauge cluster with functional gauges. The factory steering wheel is also retained. There is no power steering, but the truck is really not hard to drive. The 3-speed manual floor shift goes through the gears with ease. The brakes stop straight, upgraded to front disc's for safety sake.
The running boards are in excellent condition as are the door jambs, cab corners, weatherstrip, etc. The vinyl seating and headliner insert is in very good condition throughout. The rubber mat and flooring is clean and detailed as well. The foot start pedal and emergency brake work as they should. One change from original is the AM/FM bowtie cassette stereo installed. The doors are in excellent condition, both the metal and paint. The door panel inserts were replaced during the restoration with the same hard backing material the headliner is made of.
Just look at that reflection of the wood bed in the cab. Here is a shine to be proud of. The bed is in excellent condition as is the tailgate and inner bed sheetmetal throughout. The polished strips and wood show very well. This stance is perfect. This '50 Chevrolet 3100 truck rides on the factory steel wheels, restored and color-keyed in blue. The Chevrolet wheel covers, beauty rings, and wide whitewall radial tires are the right choice for this pickup truck.
As always, many of this trucks photos were taken at the Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum, located only minutes from our showroom. Be sure to visit our friends at the Flight Museum if you find yourself in Dallas, Texas. The undercarriage further re-iterates the thorough restoration effort's completed on this '50 model. The underbody is in excellent condition, front to back. The engine & transmission are clean. The rear end and suspension show well and have been rebuilt. The spare tire/wheel is mounted in the back, under the bed. The exhaust system was replaced front to back, with a chromed deflector on the tip.
The under dash mounted vintage Chevrolet heater unit is working, as is the fan. The fresh air vent opens and closes as it should. Look closely, you'll see a tasteful pinstripe running across the cab line, just behind the hood.