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Username Post: Could you please price this truck? pics within..        (Topic#356474)
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Reg: 03-19-19
05-18-19 01:36 PM - Post#2766679    

I am looking for guidance on a reasonable offer to make on this truck, it is 1936, 1 owner (by a company) and spent most of its life indoors. Last moved sometime in the late 80s because engine's crank supposedly snapped, now I don't know how common that issue is for a crank to snap in these old motors? but that could be anything from actual bottom end issue to nothing or anything in-between. I've done no work on it so that's all the info I have. It was last "restored" by the company in the 80s which included a repaint and I'm not sure what else. The original manual is still in the glove box, I may be able to dig up
even the original purchase paperwork.

body seems completely rust free, paint quality is ok, some pieces of paint chipped off, it won't win any car shows as-is, few minor dings from equipment being backed into fenders or whatnot over the decades that it sat inside.

Other than non-running nothing seems to be at least leaking out of it, amazing that for sitting there for decades the cement is clean

I'm unsure on the mileage, but "not a lot" is a safe assumption. Interior is nice, no rats nests that I've seen, but dirty/old/filthy/plain and dusty. Usable condition.

What do you think it's worth in the as-is non running condition assuming it needs engine replacement/rebuild?

It's difficult to get in it right now/under it so sorry for just few pics.

Thank you!! I just don't know the value of these old trucks, I see rust buckets on ebay for $1500 and restored ones for $50,000, not a lot for sale in the "driver but non running" quality.

Edited by zracTA on 05-18-19 01:43 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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05-19-19 09:14 AM - Post#2766713    
    In response to zracTA

Old Car Price Guide used to be my "go to" publication...but I guess it no longer exists. Hagerty Insurance has another classic car pricing guide, but the one on-line only seems to only cover post war vehicles. I like both of those because they rated the car / truck by condition level. I believe Hagerty wants a subscription for one that may go back further than 1945-46. This is what I was able to find albeit somewhat limited in scope. It can give you a ball-park.

LINK: B/...

1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)

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05-19-19 09:53 AM - Post#2766717    
    In response to RAM_51

Its worth whatever the seller will take for it.

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05-19-19 03:36 PM - Post#2766737    
    In response to WagonCrazy

I agree with WagonCrazy Its worth what ever you can buy it for.( At Least to you) The fact that the body seem to be all there and all steel to me makes it worth more than 10K maybe 12K or 13K. Most put upgraded running gear in these old trucks. Breakes, Motors, Transmissions, and rear ends so to me the fact that the body appears rust free and complete has to be a bonus. Good luck getting it hope it works out for you.


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