LANDECK - Robert Guy, of Landeck, sent in a photo of his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup.
The pickup has been in his family since his grandfather Robert “Bob” Chapman purchased it new on July 31, 1950, for $1,175 from Minnick Chevrolet in Lima.
Guy’s grandfather drove the truck daily for 43 years, as he was a Union electrician for many years. This was his work truck.
Upon retirement, he continued to drive it daily to his farm. A mishap with a bulldozer on his farm caused the truck to be disabled. An argument ensued as the insurance company wanted to total the truck. Chapman won the argument and fixed his beloved 1950 Chevy, but not until he purchased another pickup.
Chevy unveiled its Advance Design truck in 1947 following the end of World War II. The truck was larger than before, carrying three passengers in the cab. Chevy trucks were No. 1 in sales from 1947 to 1955.
Guy enjoys the history of the truck as well as the sentimental nostalgia. He takes his family for ice cream in it and enjoys taking it to car shows.