Old Chevy Truck 1950’s

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I just love this vintage trucks. Hope you ENJOY! as much as I have.

FUN FACTS :

The 1950 model year brought about the end of the postwar seller’s market. Now, suddenly, America‘s insatiable appetite for anything on wheels came to an abrupt halt. Buyers were starting to pick and choose again (though they would make 1950 a record-setting year for car and truck purchases, spurred on to some degree by the start of war in Korea). Trucks had sold well during the previous four years, and Chevrolet had topped the market; total Chevy truck registrations had reached 345,519 by ’49. But with buyers now in control, Detroit recognized that the sales race was about to heat up. 
Even so, not much changed on 1950 Chevrolet trucks. Horsepower and torque did increase by two on the Thrift-Master, to 92 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 176 pound-feet at 1,000-2,000 rpm, thanks mainly to a revised Rochester carburetor and slightly bigger exhaust valves. Tubular rear shocks became standard, and the three-quarter-ton pickup now used eight-leaf front springs.

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One thought on “Old Chevy Truck 1950’s

  1. Far, far, far beyond my time, I enjoy high quality pictures of these rare, hard to find relics. So many of these cars sit in the hands of collectors, allowing us only to catch a rare glimpse of them taking a cruise during sunset, or at a car collectors show.

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