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1946 Chevrolet Half Ton Pickup Truck ("Resto-Mod")

Country of Manufacture: USA    Vin #: CA387824
Model Type: Half Ton Pickup Truck
Body Designer: Chevrolet
Engine: 1972 Chevrolet Caprice (350 cu. in) 5.7L V8 with single 4 barrel carburetor and aluminum intake manifold. Electronic ignition.
Horsepower: 295bhp
Torque: 380lb ft.
Transmission: 1972 Chevrolet Caprice Turbo Hydramatic
FRONT- 1979 Plymouth Volare: Transverse torsion bars, upper A arms and lower control arms. Fully isolated-height adjustable. Sway bar.  CPP tilt steering column
REAR - 1972 Chevrolet Caprice rear end including leaf springs and shock absorbers.
FRONT - 1979 Plymouth Volare power assisted discs
REAR- 1972 Chevrolet Caprice power assisted drums
Top Speed: Unknown

History: This particular pickup truck is a “resto-mod” although it has been modified as subtlety as possible so as to retain, as much as practicable, the original “look” while at the same time providing a comfortable modern ride. Modifications include: Plymouth Volare adjustable height front end with power disc brakes and Chevrolet Caprice power steering, Chevrolet Caprice 350 V8 with Turbo Hydramatic transmission (with Lokar floor shifter for an authentic appearance), VDO gauges, Classic Performance Products  tilt steering column with turn signal lever, discreetly installed Vintage A/C and tastefully widened original artillery wheels with white walls.
This truck is in original factory colors with a green cab and black fenders. It enjoys a special place in this collection as it is the same model and in the same colors as the owner’s father used for business in New Zealand in the 1950’s & 60’s.

Production: Due to the onset of America’s entry into the Second World War, production of the so-called “art deco” model with the “waterfall” grille was extremely limited.  The model was introduced in 1941 but withdrawn from civilian production for the years 1942-1945, with production reintroduced in 1946 for a single year only. Actual production figures for this model are unknown..

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