Art Deco Identification Guide
This is not intended to be a comprehensive list, just a simple guide to help you identify Art Deco (1941-1947 1st Series) Chevy pickups.

1941 - New styling, "upside-down T" grille.
New headlight housings set into the front fenders
New truck bumpers (Chevrolet quit using the car bumpers).

1942 - All trucks, except COE models, came with "blackout" trim (no chrome).
Short production year

1944 - Limited production of civilian models. No real changes from earlier models.

1945 - Production began in full on August 20, 1945, six days after Japan's surrender.
Same as 1942 model, including painted trim.

1946 & 1947 First Series - Month-long strike by the UAW.
No major changes.

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