a 1951 Chevy
From Andre :
My cousin and I found this truck [ here is a larger image ] on a trip to Uruguay. As you may know, Uruguay had its golden years between the 1930's and 1960's. That was the time when they imported tons of cars from the US and Europe. These days when you go there, you can still see some of these cars being driven on the roads.
We pretty much bumped on this truck parked aside the road. We basically lost our minds when we saw it and there was no way we could let it pass. Fortunately, we came to be the new owners of this truck.
It has no engine. We can't tell the body number yet. As we remember, we did not see any identification on it. The badge on bonnet is a 3100. It has no chassis number but some kind of label. However, we don’t have the number yet because the truck is still on its way here from Uruguay. It’s coming to us by simple truck transport. It's about 3000KM from where it is to here in Brazil where we are. Of course, there are some import processes that we're going through, but it's almost all done. We're pretty much just waiting to get it here.
The truck has a dual door on the opposite side to steering wheel -- not sure what that means. The original color seems to be green, but will be sure as soon as we have it here.
This photo shows the rear which we hope will help in getting the history. We know it's not the original rear that is on it. If anyone has any pictures of how it should look, we want it, so we can restore it as it should be.
To choose to get this truck was very easy -- a double cabin tree doors, from the 1950’s (I think), Chevy. It's just the kind a truck we don’t see every day. We're trying to figure the market value of it.
We did purchase five other cars on this very same trip. Our business (Kalhambek cars - check out our web site - especially the Projectos) is to find, purchase and restore classic vehicles. I do some collecting, but it is mostly the passion for the cars and the job to make them beautiful again.
This photo is from Clermont, Indianapolis, at the 19th Annual Goodguys show in 2007 and is an example. We're trying to figure out the history on this Chevy so we know more about it while we restore it because both are the same truck.
And just so you know, we're always looking to go anywhere on the planet to find other trucks like a Chevy 3100 1954 5 window, 1959 Apache 3100, and others.