The 1949 Chevrolet trucks were basically carryover from the all new “Advanced Design” trucks introduced in the summer of 1947. The light-duty trucks ranged in size from the 1/2 ton (3100 Series), the ¾ ton (3600 Series) and the 1 ton (3800 Series).
This truck is a 1 ton Canopy Express model. These “Huckster” trucks were used in big cities for door to door sales of fruits, vegetables, baked goods and other commodities. All were powered by Chevy’s “Thriftmaster” inline OHV six-cylinder engine.
Engine: 216 CID Inline 6, 90 horsepower