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1948 Chevrolet 3600

Truck Car for sale by Diversion Motors in Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220


Diversion Motors

Classic Car Overview

Classic Car Overview

1948 Chevrolet 3600 $21,000

Manitowoc, WI Green · 6 Cylinder · 99,999 miles

This 1948 Chevrolet 3/4 ton pickup is a nice example of GM’s Advance Design platform.  Introduced in 1947, this was a pivotal series in their pickup line, offering a wider bed, more spacious interior, better visibility, integrated headlights, a conventional hood, and more.  The design looks as good now as it did 70 years ago, even supplying the inspiration for the SSR pickup in 2003.


This 3600 series truck was built at the Los Angeles plant in April 1948 and spent much of its life in California.  It underwent restoration work by its last owner ten years ago.  This included a full repaint in the attractive green and black color combination.  Chrome and other brightwork were also redone.  The wooden bed was fully rebuilt too, and new tires were installed in 2014.


The drivetrain received a fully rebuilt GMC 228 cubic inch inline-6 engine, which is a more durable motor with better oiling than the original setup.  The transmission is a floor shifted 4-speed manual.  There is a conventional 2-piece driveshaft along with a late 50’s rear end with highway gears.  The brakes received new components all around, and the factory fuel tank (which was not in the cab for 1947-48) was cleaned and re-sealed.


The interior is much larger than that of the old AK series.  Note this one has the desirable 5-window cab for great visibility.  The bench seat is in good condition and has seat belts for three occupants.  The headliner and carpeting were replaced along with the glove box liner.  The dash was repainted and a new speedometer installed.  The rest of the gauges appear original and are in good working condition.  Turn signals have been added as well.  


Classic trucks get plenty of attention (and plenty of money) these days.  This one remains resaonably priced and represents a turn-key example that looks sharp, has solid mechanicals, and represents one of Chevrolet’s finest designs.  It's no wonder this was the best selling truck of it's day.


All vehicle trades considered, including classics and performance.  I can assist with financing and transport as needed.


1948 Chevrolet 3600 Specifications

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  • Category

    Classic Trucks
  • Condition

  • Trim Body Style

  • Bodystyle

  • Doors

    Two Door
  • Suspension

  • Suspension

  • Engine

  • Engine

    6 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain

  • Transmission

  • Transmission

    4 Speed Manual
  • Exterior

  • Exterior Color

  • Custom Exterior Color

  • Interior

  • Interior Color

  • Seat Color


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