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Engine & Transmission

Engine Type
Engine Size
216 I6
Engine Number
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
Borg Warner T5


Body Color
Light Blue
Body Style
Pickup Truck


Interior Color
Seating Type
Shifter Type
Center Console

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Frame Off Restored, California Truck! Chevrolet 216 I6, 5-Speed Manual, War Era

1945 Chevrolet Pickup

VIN: 20CK101503

There were few Chevrolet Pick-Ups sold in 1945 and for good reason. Between March 9th, 1942 and July 31st, 1945 only the Office of Defense could authorize the sale of a light duty truck to the civilian market. In an already low production market in these three years, fewer than 6,000 were titled as 1945's. There were few for sale only to qualified and essential buyers and required War Department authorization.

This beautiful 1945 Chevrolet Pickup truck lived in California. A complete frame off restoration on this rust free truck has just been completed with no expense spared on restoring this rare and very desirable body style. Powered by its original style inline 6 cylinder 216ci engine tied to an upgraded T5 5-speed manual transmission and matted to a higher gear rear end. The wells on each side of the wind shield are of historical meaning. During World War II, all grinding disc and lead was needed for military use, so the wells were left undressed. This little truck runs down the road at 70 mph with no problem. It is in mint condition! This is All-American USA steel. If you want a piece of true American history at its best, here it is!

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GM 216ci l6 Engine
Engine # 3835253
Casting Date: 119
Serial # GAA8197483
Pump Gas Engine
Carter One Barrel Carburetor
Carb Casting Number: 2134354
Borg Warner T5 5-Speed Manual
Trans # 13 – 52 – 065 - 903

Front Suspension: Leaf Spring
Rear Suspension: Leaf Spring
Removable Carrier Axle
Approx 3.90 Gear
Open Dif.
Front - Drum
Rear - Drum
Single Exhaust
Wheels and Tires
Front Wheels: 16”
Rear Wheels: 16”
Front Tires: Wide White 6.50-16 Firestone
Rear Tires: Wide White 6.50-16 Firestone

- Frame Painted Nicely
- Wood Finish looks Great
- Backside of Fenders in Good Condition
- Lines look New
- Drive Shaft looks New
- Drop Downs are Steel
- Bottom of Cab looks Great
- Close Out Panels in Good Condition
- Springs look Good
- Valance is Gorgeous

- Grille Fits Beautifully
- Chrome looks Great
- Trim Rings look Amazing
- Lenses look Great
- Paint is Phenomenal
- Pin Stripes are Gorgeous
- All Steel
- Doors Operate Nicely
- Door Jams are Clean
- Bed Sides are Straight
- Fenders are Steel
- Rear Chrome in Good Condition
- Bumper looks Good
- Tailgates Drop Nicely
- Gas Fill in Stock Location

- Chrome looks Good
- Dash Displayed Nicely
- Lens looks Good
- Faces look Good
- Signal Stat Added
- Steering Wheel in Great Shape
- Upholstery looks Amazing
- Head Liner in Good Condition
- Parking Brake Works
- Heaters in Good Shape
- Wind Shield Crank

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