Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1937 Chevrolet Pickup
Chevrolet pickups had entered the "modern era" starting with the 1937 model year. For this model year, all new sheet metal was introduced and the gaps in payload capacities were closed with the addition of both -ton and 1-ton models. Styling was very attractive and borrowed heavily from the passenger car line.
For consignment, borrowing heavily from the passenger cars of 1937 with their tall grille and undulating fenders. This example has been fully restored in 2013 and is retaining its beauty from that restoration. A 3-owner truck since new, and now a beautiful interior to go with the car like exterior.
Starting with that wonderful tall grille upfront that is in a widening V shape with vertical ribs the radiator surround comes to a widows peak on the hood then runs to the middle of the cowled hood. A single headlight hangs off of either side and is framed in front with a polished chromed bezel. A simple curved shiny bumper is below, and this protects those wonderful centerfold curved front fenders. All steel for this truck, with no rust, just deep blue paint. For this year gone is the wood framing of the cab and it is now all pressed steel all rounded over and very nice. A thin band of trim encircles the cab just below the door handle line. All steel for the bed sides which are rolled over at the top edges. The fenders frame blackwall tires which wrap blue steel wheels with a dog dish Chevy badged moon cap, and a thin trim ring at the edge. Running boards help entry to the cab and all is rust free on these. The bed is lined with like new lacquered yellow pine and blue metal strips are holding this bed to the frame. On back a Chevrolet badged steel gate and just below another single curved shiny bumper. All straight with well minded gaps for this exterior.
Tan colored door panels lead the way to the interior where a full coffee covered vinyl bench stretches across to the other door. Rubber lines the floors, and above a texture tan sprayed dash us now in and it houses what appear to be the original gauges. A few additional knobs and pulls and no radio for this dash which is fronted by the original steering wheel. Below the passenger glove box is a heater box for just a bit of extra comfort in their otherwise utilitarian interior. Above a fiberboard brown headliner is installed and all other vertical panels are painted with the texture spray of the dash.
Popping the cowled hood we see a 216.5ci inline 6-cylinder engine. This is topped with a 1-barrel carburetor and has a 4-speed manual transmission on back with a 4.11 final drive. Like new electrical wiring is seen throughout and the engine has also been fully restored.
Keep it simple is also the theme for the framing which is painted black and shows no rust. The underside of the wood bed is also looking good with no weathering or rotting. Leaf spring suspension is on all 4 corners, and drum braking is on as well. A single clean exhaust runs the length for a rear exit.
For this year a more car-like ride was fashioned for the design to sit on, and this truck did nicely on the test track. Smooth acceleration and the classic whine of the 30's cars tend to have was present as I went through the gears. Solid braking from the drums, and all functions were in working order.
A full restoration from 2013 has left this beauty, well, beautiful! Harkening back to an era where design was important to lure the customers in, let's just say I'm hooked!
14-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
1825-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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