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1946 Chevrolet Series 3100

Pickup
Mecum Houston 2020
Thursday, 3 December - Saturday, 5 December 2020
$38,500
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
4 December 2020
Sold Date
121
Lot Number
#2-
Truck restoration
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. BA424986. Green with black fenders over brown vinyl. 216-cid, 90hp six, 4-speed, hub caps and trim rings, Firestone wide whitewalls, varnished wood bed floor, stainless bed strips, floor shift, heater, radio.

Evaluation: Fresh restoration showing just 9 test miles, but done to truck standards. The engine bay looks fresh and gorgeous, but the paint shows lots of small blemishes and orange peel in a few spots. Very clean wheels and tires. Very good interior other than heavy orange peel on the painted dash. Fresh wood in the bed is too heavily varnished. Neat, clean chassis and underbody. A fun, charming old Chevy pickup.

Bottom Line: This ’46 Chevy pickup is thoroughly and sympathetically restored, probably at a cost (even with $0/hour labor) that couldn’t be duplicated for the price it brought here. For a farm, hardware store, or lumber yard this is a traffic draw and a sound value at this result.

by Andrew Newton
17 December 2020
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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