Many of our Ferrari-owning clients ask us to sell non-Ferrari cars and other oddities from their collections, and so we are pleased to offer an interesting and affordable 1946 Chevy 6400 Series two-ton flatbed truck s/n 6PWA6530. If you have a winery, a nursery, a hobby farm, loads of hay or fall harvests that need to be hauled, trees that need to be cleared, a small flock of sheep that needed to be moved and/or other similar tasks, then this historical truck is for you. Sadly almost all of these just-post-war trucks lived long outside lives and so have died a slow death rusting into oblivion. Chevy 6400 two-ton flatbed s/n 6530 has escaped this fate, is in excellent and rust free condition (other than the usual and expected surface rust on the underbody components) and runs and drives extremely well.

At some time in its seventy-five plus years of usage Chevy s/n 6530 has been repainted and is finished in what can best be described as darker military green with a generic industrial black front end, fenders, and side steps over a dark green interior, all of which combine for an excellent and appropriate patina. Chevy s/n 6530 also features a black painted front bumper, a chromed grille, dual side mirrors, and a split windshield. The Spartan but very functional interior is usually nice and features a bench seat with green vinyl upholstery and a green cloth insert. The brake and clutch pedal bushings have been replaced, a liner has been fitted into the locking glove box, the headlight switch has been rewired and a turn-signal stalk has been added. The three-spoke steering wheel frames instrumentation that includes an extremely optimistic 100-mph speedometer. The water temperature, battery charge, gas gauge level and oil pressure gauges were rebuilt by the previous owner. The five-digit odometer shows just under 300 miles but true mileage is obviously unknown.

Chevy two-ton s/n 6530 is powered by a bullet-proof overhead valve 235ci inline-six paired with a four-speed manual transmission and a two-speed rear end. Features include a dually rear axle, black 20″ wheels, a wooden bed, a lockable tool box, and a receiver hitch. The engine was serviced under its prior ownership. The cylinder head was resurfaced and one valve was replaced. Additionally a new replacement carburetor, exhaust manifold, water pump, hoses, drive belt, spark plugs, ignition wires, distributor cap, and fuel tank were all installed. A robust but slow-shifting four-speed manual transmission transfers power to a vacuum-assisted rear end with two speeds. Restoration work under the previous ownership also included refurbishing the bed, overhauling the brakes and replacing the wheel bearings. The black 20″ wheels were media blasted and powder coated and were mounted with a new set of Pacifica tires. The truck is equipped with dual rear wheels, and the original GVWR was 15,000 pounds, more than enough for anything from a load of hay to a load of cement bags. The 8′ × 12′ bed area was refurbished with a replacement steel bed frame and hardwood slats as well as latched hardwood sides. A black diamond-plated lockable tool box is mounted behind the cab.

Parts are easy to find and ridiculously cheap as a quick flip through “Chevs of the 40s truck catalogue” will confirm, from floorboard to fenders, trim items, electrical items and more. A copy of “Chevs of the 40s truck catalogue” and a Workshop Manual both come with Chevy Flatbed s/n 6530. Because it has been recently serviced the bullet-proof overhead valve 235ci inline-six is a torque monster, combined with the two speed rear end, the “dually” rear wheels and tires and the “granny gear” offer stump pulling torque and will pull almost any load.

We understand that Chevy two-ton s/n 6530 spent its earlier life in Troy Idaho, a very small farm town, where it was used to haul grain and stored under cover. is an amazing survivor of 75 plus years of farm and forest work and offers ultra-affordable vintage transport into town for coffee, groceries or bags of cement and would be more than welcome at hobby farmers markets, a rural Cars & Coffee or the annual American Truck Historical Society convention. Starts every time, runs great, drives well, will cruise at 50 mph and was last used to haul race tires and body parts around the Thermal Race track. Priced to sell at $29,500 or best offer.