1948 Chevrolet 3100 5-Window Thriftmaster
Sarasota, FL 34243
1948 Chevrolet 5-Window 3100 Thriftmaster Pickup Chevrolet broke away from prewar truck styling with its 1947 models. Marketed as the Advanced Design trucks, Chevy placed an emphasis on cab comfort and safety. For the 1947 to 1954 models, stylists conceived the five-window cab, formally known as the Deluxe Cab, to eliminate the blind spots in the rear quarter panels of the cab. This allowed the driver to look over his shoulder to view the rear instead of poking his head out the window. Chevrolet recognized that its trucks had to be more than workhorses, but also comfortable vehicles to drive. The automaker also recognized that the truck was no longer just a farm truck, but also driven as suburban transportation, with a greater number of women getting behind the wheel. Chevrolet marketed the truck with a new postwar approach. Chevy expanded the glass area of the 1947 models by 22 percent over the prewar designs. It also developed a new safety-glass technology. For the five-window Deluxe Cab models, Chevy marketed the feature as Nu-Vue Rear-Corner Windows. These rear quarter-panel windows curved with the contour of the cab to eliminate the blind spot. Stylists finished all the windows with stainless steel trim.This 1948 5-window truck is a high-quality, frame-0ff restoration with upgrades in power and comfort and has been lowered 2. It is powered by the 261ci 6-cylinder engine with a Fenton 2-carb intake and a Fenton split exhaust manifold plus a Saginaw 4-speed transmission. This truck also features power front disc brakes. The dark green paint with a small cream pin stripe around the belt line makes for an outstanding look. Moving to the bed you will find a highly polished mahogany wood floor with polished stainless divider strips. The bed also features a super nice leather storage trunk with a cover. The interior is breath taking with high quality green and dark tan high back bucket seats from a Ford Expedition with a console, cupholder and fold down inner arm rests. Interior features also includes professionally installed modern 134a air conditioning and heater unit, radio and 3-point seat belts. This great example has been converted to a 12-volt electrical system. It comes with extensive photos of the restoration and has just 2,500 miles on it since restoration was completed in 2015. Jump in this truck and go have hours of driving fun.