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The Chevrolet Advance-Design Trucks Of 1947-1954, addendum - 1955

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data in the tables below were taken from the Light Commercial Vehicle Association (LCVA) - Mar/Apr 1984

CHEVROLET ADVANCE-DESIGN TRUCK PRICES
1947 - 1954
BODY TYPE 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954
Pickup - 1/2 ton $1,087 $1,180 $1,253 $1,243 $1,282 $1,307 $1,407 $1,307
Pickup - 3/4 ton $1,201 1,315 1,372 1,362 1,432 1,460 1,569 1,460
Pickup - 1 ton $1.279 1,425 1,471 1,461 1,542 1,576 1,692 1,576
Panel - 1/2 ton $1,238 1,377 1,450 1,440 1,478 1,507 1,620 1,507
Panel - 1 ton $1,445 1,596 1,469 1,659 1,748 1,787 1,916 1,787
Canopy Express - 1/2 ton $1,289 1,429 1,502 1,492 1,530 1,560 1,676 1,560
Canopy Express - 1 ton $1,523 1,674 1,746 1,736 1,825 1,866 2,000 1,866
Suburban - 1/2 ton $1,474 1,627 1,700 1,690 1,717 1,788 1,947 1,802
Platform 3/4 ton $1,211 1,320 1,378 1,368 1,437 1,465 1,575 1,465
Platform - 1 ton $1,295 1,440 1,487 1,477 1,557 1,592 1,709 1,592
Stake - 3/4 ton $1.258 1,378 1,435 1,425 1,499 1,528 1,642 1,528
Stake - 1 ton $1,362 1,513 1,560 1,550 1,524 1,660 1,782 1,660
Sedan Delivery $1,233 1,361 1,465 1,455 1,455 1,534 1,648 1,508


CHEVROLET ADVANCE-DESIGN TRUCK SALES
1947-1954
YEAR TOTAL
1947 259,533
1948 323,648
1949 350,728
1950 441,281
1951 370.982
1952 290,953
1953 327,546
1954 292,202

Chevrolet was the truck-sales leader for all Advance-Design years.
Chevrolet's total accumulated sales from 1912 through 1954, trucks only, was 5,572,852

55 54 hood emblems

The 1984 Light Commercial Trucks Association articles, from which the information in these web pages was taken, did not present any information on the 1955 Advance-Design trucks. Chevrolet called this last year of the Advance-Design models the 1955-1st series of trucks. You might recall that Chevrolet did not refer to 1947 trucks as "1-st" series and "2nd" series. The 1946 trucks that were sold in 1947 were referred to as 1946 trucks (not 1947-1st series), and the Advance-Design trucks introduce in 1947 were referred to as 1947 Advance-Design Trucks (not 1947-2nd series).

Some of the changes in the 1955-1st series Advance-Design trucks were an open drive shaft on the 1/2 ton trucks and a grill that was painted white with black colored inner bars. Several two-tone interior and exterior color combinations, introduced in late 1954, were carried over to 1955-1st trucks. The new chromed, cast-metal, hood-side emblems on all trucks contained the series designation (3100, 3600, 3800, etc.). The 1955-1st series Chevrolet trucks were the last series of Chevrolet trucks to have a 6v negative-ground electrical system.

1955 emblem

 

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I would like to thank Lisa Nardini for transcribing the text from an almost unreadable copy of the LCVA articles.


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