1953 Chevrolet Panel Wagon This attractive 1953 Chevrolet Panel Wagon has received a professional body-off restoration to a high standard with all-new fasteners. Originally purchased new by a plumber in Price, Utah from the local dealer for only $553.00, it remained in his custody as a daily driver until 1970. It was originally purchased in 1953 by a plumber in Price, Utah. It was stored in a warehouse for several years when it was turned over to the original owner’s nephew, who had commissioned the restoration with a powder coated frame. A Mustang II front-end with disc brakes were added for better ride quality and stopping power at the same time.
It retains the original 6-cylinder engine, which was also professionally rebuilt and enhanced with an Offenheimer dual carburetor intake manifold and a dual exhaust manifold. The exhaust is enhanced with glass packs that provide a nice guttural sound on the throttle. The truck features an original NOS instrument panel, while the electrical system was converted to 12-volts for added convenience and to allow fitment of a wonderful stereo system.
A multiple award winner at numerous events, this stunner received the Best in Show Award at the 2002 Chevy Truck Nationals. It was also the subject of a laudatory article in a magazine in 2015, where it was named the “Best Plumbing Truck in America.” With easy to remove vinyl lettering, this is a truck that can make cross-country trips and star in any show with equal aplomb. A real attractive vehicle that will provide years of happy motoring.