Chevy Truck, Las Vegas, New Mexico. Perfect pastel colors just across the street from the restored Castaneda Hotel a former Fred Harvey House. This was about the only action to be seen yesterday, the unloading a period refrigerator, in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Bar Castaneda, at the hotel, serves a nice pint and good food. Anyone know the year of this truck? Ron, Mark? Thanks for looking. G
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Chevrolet ran this body style from 1949 through 1953. Used the same one on their GMC badge, as well. I don’t know how many of this iteration that General Motors made, but it must have been a lot. I suppose post WWII there was a large demand. There are many of them still around. I knew a man in my hometown that drove a 1952 model for 25 years. I’ve seen a lot of them in New Mexico.
Thank you Mark. Great info. I suspected late 1940’s but it was only a guess. I compared it to the GMC truck at the Overland Ranch in Taos, you know the one. I’ll keep this info handy for future reference. Hope you are well and staying healthy. G
All is well here. Sure wish we were in NM. The wanderlust at our house is palpable. Stay safe.
We’ll see you soon but I sure know how you are feeling. I felt that way every time I had to go back to LA from New Mexico. Stay safe Mark. G
Thank you for the info. It’s a appreciated history to learn.
The truck that never dies. I owned one that is still running around Albuquerque . Named Emily.
My 1958 Beetle is still running around here. I haven’t see it in a while but I’m guessing it is. Hope I get to see Emily one day. Thank you Ben. G
I enjoy your commentary. I like learning and your words are a slice of life. Your words add to the photo.
Thank you so much for this compliment Jamie. G
Mark is on the money with his observations. Even in the midwest where I lived for years and now in FL, with its high humidity, there are still quite a few of these running around. They’re not as popular as the 53-56 Fords, but Chevy guys love ’em.
I figured you and Mark wuld know and now you’re my go to experts. Ron meet Mark. Thanks Ron. G
Hey Geraint…I drove this model Chevy when I first returned from Vietnam – first as a driver of a big dump truck for State Sand & Gravel in Milwaukee, then as a route supervisor for Waste Management. I had to be at work at 6AM that summer & as I drove the 20 minutes to the yard from my apt. there would always be huge clouds on the horizon as the sun came up which I fantasized were the mountains I fell in love with west of Fort Carson where I was stationed before being sent over. Mine had a pick up body with the sides having the curled top side edges & the tailgate that latched with pins on a chain. Loved that truck. It took me 20 years but I finally got back out west & landed in Taos…much better than the Colorado Springs area I had experienced
We really must get together soon. I’m happy to know more about you my friend and thanks for your service John. See you on the town later. G
According to my web browsing, only ’48 and’49 chevy trucks had the 3 bar grill shown. Won’t expect them to have turn signaling lamps. Maybe a later addition, along with the spotlight.
Thanks for checking in Jerry. I am well and truly enlightened. Cheers. G