Chevrolet AK Series

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1941–1947
Overview
Manufacturer Chevrolet (General Motors)
Also called 'Art Deco' trucks
Model years 1941–1947
Assembly Pontiac West Assembly, Pontiac, Michigan
Dover Assembly, Dover, England
Seoul Assembly, Seoul, South Korea
Oshawa Truck Assembly, Oshawa, Ontario
Shanghai Assembly, Shanghai, China
Montreal Truck And Van Assembly, Montreal, Quebec
GM Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door pickup truck
Layout FR layout
Powertrain
Engine 216 cu in (3.5 L) I6
228 cu in (3.7 L) I6
Transmission 3-speed manual
Chronology
Successor Chevrolet Advance Design

The Chevrolet AK Series truck was a light duty truck sold under the Chevrolet brand, with production beginning in 1941 until 1947. It used the GM A platform, shared with the Chevrolet Deluxe. The AK series was also branded and sold at GMC locations, with the primary visual difference being the Chevrolet had vertical bars in the grille, while the GMC had horizontal bars. The 1941-45 GMC models were sold as C-Series and became the E-Series for the 1946 and 1947 model years (CC-Series / EC-Series for the conventional cab models and CF-Series / EF-Series for the COE ones).[1]

The AK series represented an appearance split from previous Chevrolet products where the passenger cars and pickup trucks shared a common appearance, as demonstrated in the Chevrolet Master truck. The Chevrolet Deluxe was an all-new appearance when it was introduced in 1941, and shared much of its mechanicals with the third generation Chevrolet Suburban.

It was replaced with the Advance-Design, that was also sold as a GMC.

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  1. ^ "A Brief Outline of the First Century of GMC Truck History". GM Heritage Center. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 

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