1940 Chevrolet Other Chevrolet Models
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The 1940 Chevrolet Pickup was among the first modern pickups produced by Chevrolet. Production of the new style trucks began in 1937. The automobile historian will note that these new Chevys in 1937 ushered in the more modern streamlined design. This was at the time that the country was starting to emerge from the Great Depression and the market for small trucks was picking up.
Chevrolet sent a 1937 Half Ton Pickup on a trip for about 10,000 miles around the U.S. carrying a 1,000 lb load in its cargo bed as a promotional endeavor. Amazingly, the 1937 Chevy truck averaged about 21 MPG which is pretty good by any standard.
The 1940 Chevy Pickup along with the 1939 model sported a newly redesigned cab and a more driver friendly instrument panel. For 1940 further enhancements were made to the dashboard where rectangular gauge clusters were added taken from the passengers cars that year. Some Chevy truck enthusiasts will tell you that the 1940 had the best cab design.
Also in 1940 the Chevy Pickups grille had a top bar with the name "Chevrolet" printed on it. The cargo area also became three inches wider.
The 1940 Chevy Half-Ton was the first with sealed beam headlights. A sealed beam headlight is one in which the lens, filament and reflector are fused into a single unit. The first such headlights were introduced in 1939 and were mandatory from 1940 to 1984.
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