1950 Dodge B2C Pickup Truck
– Original Lewistown, MT Truck
– Three owner truck
– Recent Repaint to Original Color Combination
– 5 Window “Pilot House” Cab
– Original Oak Bed
– Everything Works and the Truck Drives Great
– Optional Rear Bumper and Oil Bath Air Filter Presented at Auction is a very unique 1950 Dodge ¾ ton
pickup (Model B2C). the current owner
acquired the truck in 2000 and is the third owner. The truck was sold new in Lewistown MT and
used and driven primarily on ranches.
When acquired in 2000 The Dodge displayed 48,000 miles and, after almost
twenty years, it now has 53,000 miles.
The truck is currently driven during the summer and
stored in the winter so it is solid, rust-free example. Everything on the truck works (even the
vacuum windshield wipers and turn signals!) The few times the truck has required
work, NOS/OEM parts were used. The truck
is routinely driven to the nearest towns (Roundup and Billings), which are 30
miles and 65 miles away respectively.
The truck will cruise all day between 50 mph and 55 mph though it will
go faster without much extra effort.
The Dodge was recently repainted to its original colors
(a “Dodge truck blue” cab and black pickup bed) and did some minor body work
was preformed. The oak boards in the bed
are original and, were removed and repaired by a local woodworker. The bed is 8’ long and has the high sideboard
option. Other options include a 5 window
cab, an OEM rear bumper, a 4 speed transmission with a floor shifter, a heavy
duty cartridge-type oil filter, an oil bath air filter and an ashtray. An original Dodge radio, though never
installed, is included with the truck. The
radio was reported as refurbished and working but this was never verified.
These trucks are very rare, having been outsold by Ford,
Chevy and GMC back in the day. This
truck could easily be brought up to show quality, but is currently driver
quality. The current owner is a stickler
for “original,” so there is nothing on the truck that is unoriginal, “cheap” or
“makeshift.” Best of all, there is
something dignified about the truck as it turns heads where ever it goes. Dodge trucks in the condition of this one are
very hard if not impossible to find.