July 26, 2014
LIMA — The Chevy 3100 Pickup was the first major development after World War II and was one of the most popular trucks on the market. Chevy researched consumers before coming out with the 1948 Chevy 3100 truck. The research suggested that people wanted comfort, convenience and style. And that’s just what Chevrolet gave the buying public in 1948 when they came out with their 1948 “Advanced-Design” truck. The restyled “Advance-Design” trucks were longer and wider. The cab’s new size allowed a true three-man seat in the cab. A larger windshield and bigger side and rear windows improved safety and driveability. Higher and wider cab doors made entry and exit easier. The “Advance-Design” truck fell between production years of 1948 to 1953. Chevrolet pickups were number one in sales during every year of the “Advance-Design” era.
Chris McKinney, of Lima, brought his 1953 Chevy 3100 Pickup to the Westgate Charity Car Show. He purchased this truck two years ago. He always wanted one, as he wanted something different. He lowered this beauty six to seven inches. McKinney said it drives super.