1946 Chevrolet Panel Truck

A panel truck (in US and Canadian usage) is a small delivery truck with a fully enclosed body. It has typically no rear windows in the cargo area. The vans are built on a truck chassis.

1946 Chevrolet Panel Truck
1946 Chevrolet Panel Truck

More History

A body design that appeared early in history of light-duty trucking was the delivery car or van was actually the first type of panel truck. Panel trucks are similar in function to its smaller cousin, the sedan delivery. It is a station wagon with no backseat and no side windows.

Panel trucks are often used by construction and maintenance contractors and were sometimes configured for ambulance and hearse roles. The evolution of sport utility vehicles can be traced to panel trucks, too (Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon).

Chevrolet's first major redesign post-World War II, the Advance-Design series (AD) was built as a bigger, stronger, and sleeker design in comparison to earlier AK Series. First available 1947, these trucks were sold with various minor changes over the years until 1955.

From 1947 until 1955, Chevrolet trucks were number one in sales in the United States.

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At the Auction

Art-Deco style panel trucks are getting harder to find these days. This truck doesn't run currently, but has most od the parts still in place. Price is set according to its shape.