1949 Chevrolet 3100 Turbo Diesel For Sale.


You all can take your glossy paint and get the heck on out of here. Me? I’m picking the patina every damn time. This 1949 Chevrolet 3100 for sale in the Nashville, TN showroom of Streetside Classics has the perfect patina, and comes with a monster 5.9L 12-valve Cummins turbo diesel 6 cylinder mated to a 3-speed automatic. This dually with dual stacks rides on a modern chassis but still preserves the vintage cool, including a weathered industrial interior that boasts more modern and comfortable seating and a 1970s style steering wheel that sits atop a tilt steering column. Buy this one of a kind rig and put it to work for an asking price of $43,995


1949 Chevy 3100: A "Advanced Design" Pickup.

The 1949 Chevy 3100 is a 1/2 ton variant of Chevrolet’s Advance Design truck series, which was produced starting in June of 1947 and running through March 1955, when General Motors replaced it with the venerated Task Force Series trucks. The Advance Design trucks were GM’s first crack at a major redesign after World War II and represented a more sizable and stout design, yet was significantly sleeker than its predecessor, the AK Series. 

If you’re still reading, we’re betting you’re interested and wondering if $43,995 is a fair buy. Let’s dig into the Classic.com data to see what we can find out. First and foremost, despite this particular example being an absolute 1-of-1 GEM, the Advance Design 3100 is simply not a difficult truck to find. There are currently 24 sales or auctions being tracked by Classic.com and they’ve counted 641 total sales in the last 60 months. They’re definitely out there. The thing is, to find a truly special 3100 like this, you’re going to pay for it. Let’s look at the filtered data from only the last 12 months, shown below. This view shows you that the rolling average for an Advanced Design 3100 over the last year is approaching $50,000, well above the asking price for this beast. Is this a below average 3100? Absolutely freaking not. Someone lend me 44 grand and let me live my dream.


The Condition & Specs.

Aesthetically, this thing is perfectly imperfect. It’s got green paint with surface rust spots all over it, and it’s pretty impossible not to love the way it looks. Despite the surface rust, the full gamut of photos shown in the listing prove that there’s just no rot to be had with this truck. Streetside claims that this is a super solid runner, and we believe them. 

Here are some of the specs:


  • 5.9L 12 valve Cummins turbo diesel 6 cylinder
  • TH400 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Chevy C20 rear end
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes including front discs
  • Front shocks + coils
  • Rear leafs + gas struts


  • Weathered wood truck bed
  • Pontiac hood ornament
  • Windshield sunshade
  • Cab running lights
  • 8-lug wheels painted green
  • Polished exhaust smoke stacks
  • Trailer hitch + wiring plug
  • Running board mounted jerry can
  • Hoffman Rigging & Crane vintage vehicle graphics


  • Two-piece windshield
  • Simple door panels
  • Bench seat w/bolstering + headrest
  • Gray cloth upholstery
  • 70s style steering wheel
  • Heat
  • Tilt wheel


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