Saratoga Auto Auction is providing you with a chance to own one of the workhorses that helped build America’s economy after the horrors of WWII were over. This 1955 Chevrolet 3600 3/4 Ton Stake Bed looks like it’s ready for an honest day’s work, which is a refreshing deviation from the usual classic car selection. In other words, take this thing to your local car meets and you’ll really stick out.
This medium duty truck has been painted a vibrant Light Spectrum Blue Metallic, which is a real crowd-pleasing color. It also looks very classic with the white painted front bumper, grille, and headlight surrounds, which match the white hubcaps. Varnished oak wood for the bed adds a rustic element, emphasizing this is a machine designed to do things, not just sit there and look pretty.
Speaking of working hard, the 235ci inline 6-cylinder engine can pull plenty of weight. You get to have the fun of using a 4-speed manual transmission, so man and machine strive together to reach destinations near or far. There’s a spare tire mounted under the bed, just in case you run into trouble while performing a job.
Because pretty much everyone loves blue, the interior is bathed in that same color. Cloth adorns the single bench seat, with original controls and gauges completing the authentic experience.
For the latter part of the 1955 model year, the Task Force Series took over for the Chevy Advanced Design Series of trucks. These trucks came with a more modern design, including a wrap-around windshield, power brakes, power steering, a 12-volt electrical system, and the headlights being located in the fenders. Being the first model year, plus the fact this truck comes with the original owner’s manual, it’s definitely historically significant and therefore well worth collecting as well as preserving for future generations to enjoy.
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