Are you looking for an unmolested 1950 Chevrolet 3600 Pickup Truck? This is it... a barn find 1950 Chevy 3100 Pickup Truck that has been stored and used on a Kansas farm for years. Please review all photos and item description before bidding.
This classic survivor spent its life on a farm and used until recently. It is a very original vehicle. It would be a great candidate for leaving it as a survivor as they are only original once, or a complete restoration. Below is a video collection of the truck:
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The 1950 3600 pickup was very similar to the 3100, but a mere 8 inches longer. It also features a factory 4 speed on the floor (1st gear is granny) and 8 lug hubs. They are fairly scarce in this condition.
This vehicle has been used in a farm setting for years. While it appears nearly all original, it should be gone through to ensure it is roadworthy.
The body is remarkably clean., While there are some cracks in the metal as shown, there is very, very little rust. The cab corners are in great condition, as are most of the typical trouble spots. We are unsure if the bed mounts are original. The top bed wood is 100+ year old tongue and groove barn wood. The seams in the hood and doors are also superb as are the floor pans. The only area we found major perforation was one piece on the bed between the cab and bed. The doors and hood shut well and body is straight but does have a number of home made repairs with a hammer as shown. There was also a plate added to the side as the truck was used in the field years ago with some type of sprayer. In short, it would be a superb starting point to restore, but given much of this truck has original paint (and even the pinstriping) that would be a shame. We would leave it exactly as it is. The patina of this truck finish would be impossible to try and duplicate.
The interior shows some wear but is amazing for the age of this truck. The gauges were rebuild or replaced and work well. The glass is crack free but does show some fogging as shown. Even the interior courtesy light still works. The windshield, passenger and rear window are good but show wear. Even the original owner's manual is present.
Mechanically, the engine starts and runs amazingly well. It also has great torque and is smooth. The transmission shifts as expected but remember granny gear is not synchronized. The brakes stop the truck but will need work as there is a fairly large pulsation in the pedal that recently developed. The exhaust is quiet and appears to be newer. We did notice what may be a possible older engine block repair as you can see in the photos on the lower drivers side. It currently does not leak and does not affect performance.
Electrically, it has been converted to 12V years ago, and does not have any battery drain. The only electrical that does not appear to work are the headlights and the vacuum wipers are going to need a new switch. These are probably fairly simple fixes. The electrical under the hood also could use some cleaning up as shown.
As far as leaks, The radiator does have some seepage and should probably be recored due to age but does hold fluid. The only leak on the truck is a bit by the master cylinder under the truck when it sits.
We also have a few extra pieces including a new weatherstripping kit. Also note we are including a 1950's 235 6 cylinder fully pressurized engine as shown which many of these trucks are being converted to. Given how well this one runs, we would be hesitant to do it. We are also including 5 BRAND NEW in the box 16" 8 lug steel wheels (1 for spare tire) to replace the factory split rim configuration and be able to run more modern tires. These are $400 worth of wheels.
To summarize, it is our opinion that this vintage 1950 Chevy 3600 Pickup would be a very nice addition to anyone's collection. Due to the age and overall condition, it is being sold as-is-where-is. This rare find would make a great project for the Chevrolet pickup truck enthusiast, father and son or weekend mechanic. Additional auction information:
This vehicle is sold as-is. We cannot warranty any parts on any used vehicle. Also note there are small marks from use and age as shown in the photos. Any of these should be trailered to their destination until the vehicle is insured and checked over for safety (tires, etc).
The title is free and clear. As with all vintage vehicles, we are also requiring a bill of sale be signed by the new owner stating this vehicle is being purchased as-is.
Please call our store at (414) 727-0600 for additional information on this vehicle. Best of all, we are selling this beauty with NO RESERVE, but do reserve the right to end the auction early as it is for sale locally.
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