Carlisle Auctions, October 1-5
Here is a pretty cool truck and is described to be in absolutely pristine condition. What makes it cool is the factory one piece body and bed design. This is a rare find! The fire engine red and white exterior looks to be flawless! A lot of work goes into restoring trucks because of the extra sheet metal work and body panels due to the interior and exterior of the bed. To finish the interior of the bed can be a challenge. Old trucks were typically used as work horses! Damage to the bed could be extensive and very costly to repair. The interiors of older trucks are also painted in color schemes that match the exterior panels. So expect a healthy body and paint invoice when restoring a truck back to its original condition.
Interiors on early trucks were very basic in design with bench seats and most came with a simple cardboard headliner. What you save on interior will certainly be taken up in paint. The instruments where very simple in design with just the basic no clutter look.
Most of these trucks came with 6 cylinders and a 2-speed transmission with column shifter. Basic drum brakes that were not the best and suspension that gave you a feel you would remember.
As you do not see many of these trucks in any condition, it will be interesting to see the sale price of this unique body style. I would think if you could find a basic truck in relatively good condition you would spend $5,000-$10,000. Unless you can do the paint and body yourself, you will spend upwards of $40,000.
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