1950 Chevrolet 3100 5 window (Greeny)
Last updated Apr 6, 2011
My Great-Grandmother and Great-Grandfather bought this truck new. They sold cattle to raise the money and paid $1,000.00 cash for it. My Mother and I both learned to drive in it. I grew up riding in this truck with my Grandpa and Great-Grandmother and it was my job to rest my arm on the gearshift so it didn't rattle as we were going down the road. In 1974 an F-5 tornado destroyed my home, my Great-Grandmother's home, my Grandparent''s home and the barn the truck was sitting in. The morning after the storm the debris was pulled away from the truck and not a window was broken but there was a big dent in the fender from a concrete block from the barn's foundation. My Grandpa got in and as always, Greeny started right up and went to work, hauling debris. The truck was licensed and driven until 1994 when it began "making a noise" (which we think was the transmission). With my Great-Grandmother and Grandpa gone, it was parked and has not been driven or worked on since. My Mother has had many offers on it but she refused to sell it for sentimental reasons (thank God!) and eventually signed the title over to me. My husband has already begun steps to get it started so we can find out what "the noise" was in order to repair it so we can get it back on the road again. It is our hope to restore it back to original and drive it to shows. This truck is a true testiment to Chevrolet engineering and regular maintenence as it worked hard for 43 years before becoming crippled, always starting right up, even when the newer vehicles we owned wouldn't! I'm looking forward to the moment when we can fire it back up again!
1/2 Ton 216.5 cubic-in 6 cylinder
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