Chevy Pickup 3100
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Make: Chevy
Model: Pickup 3100
Chevy Pickup 3100

The very first Chevrolet pickup was released the same year that Chevrolet became part of General Motors. This monumental event occurred in 1918. Later, Chevrolet launched their first pickup truck with a cab in 1927. At the time, the truck cost $495, and the cab was an optional $115. The 3100 moniker turned up in 1946 on the model formerly known as the BK series. The BL-series trucks were then rebadged as the 3600. Further, the one-ton models were named the 3800. Finally, in 1959, the 3000-series names were dropped. The story of the Chevrolet pickup trucks comes to an end much later. The Chevrolet Silverado was the latest full-size pickup truck from Chevrolet. There is also a GMC counterpart named the GMC Sierra. This truck has really made a name for itself in the very competitive truck market. As of 2006, the Silverado pickup is the second-best selling vehicle in the United States, sitting only behind the Ford F-Series pickup truck. The Silverado is actually made of two different platforms: one for standard and one for heavy-duty models. Sales for the Silverado have been spectacular with according to Autodata Corp, 58,696 Silverados were sold in Feb 2007. When that is compared with Ford F-Series sales of 55,251 it looks like the Silverado is holding its own quite well. General Motors introduced its first pickup truck in 1930, but the term "Silverado" was a title used only to distinguish the higher-level trim for the Chevrolet C/K pickup trucks, which were made from 1975 through 1999. On a similar note, GMC's C/K used the "Sierra" as their higher-level trim title on its vehicles up until 1988. In 1988, GMC made a shift and decided to use the "Sierra" name on all GMC pickup trucks. Even so though, the "C/K" nomenclature was continued through 1999. For easy identification, the "C" trucks had rear-wheel drive while "K" models were four-wheel drive.

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