Vin Car Pic: 1942 Chevy pickup

In 1942, all Chevrolet factories were converted to support the war effort as part of President FDR’s ‘Arsenal of Democracy.’

This open-sided produce option shown in this 1942 Chevy pickup might be just the COVID-19 response for fresh neighborhood deliveries. Instead of the ice-cream truck cruising neighborhoods, it could be food deliveries.

This image from the GM archives explained that in 1942, Chevrolet supported the war effort by building military 6×6 trucks, aircraft engines parts, 90mm cannon barrels and the T17E1 “Staghound,” a 14-ton armored car equipped with two 6-cylinder engines.

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