Magnificent best describesthis 1950 Chev Stretch Cab truck. So good it would pass as being a General Motors factory option. This model of Chevy truck manufactured from 1947 to 1955 is a handsome looking vehicle to start with, and has a body style that lends itself nicely to be customised, as this 1950 Chev Stretch Cab shows.
Back in those days and earlier years in particular pickups and light trucks were just that, strictly a work type vehicle with a job to do. Seating was for 2, 3 at a squeeze and any number above that was ‘sit in the deck’. As a youngster I travelled many miles doing just that and thought nothing of it as it was an accepted way of travel in country areas. Usually would get covered in dust and get a good taste of exhaust fumes as well. Don’t think health and safety had been invented in the late ’40’s and early 50’s, imagine the repercussions today especially if a crash were to happen.
This is a good example of how a 1950’s truck irrespective of whether it is Chev, GMC, Ford, Dodge, Studebaker or whatever can be turned into a very stylish, comfortable, enjoyable and safe transport for 5 people.
Come for a detailed walk around, and then a cruise out on the Freeway.
Special thank you to MyRod.com for a very interesting video on this Chevy. Photos are video screen shots.
I am always interested in advertising and how it has changed and evolved over the years, particularly from when television came into being standard household entertainment. Advertisements became very visual and while in some cases the dialog was poor quality, most were enjoyable. Bit like today’s advertisements, some are clever, others really are insult to a persons intelligence.
1950 Chev panel truck advertisement, would it turn a tire kicker into a buyer?
Thank you to 92501riverside for putting this video together