1953 Chevrolet Panel Truck

Salt Lake City, Utah | Mar 3, 2018

Straight 6 Manual

AUCTION
Salt Lake City, Utah
RUN
#33
YEAR
1953
MAKE
Chevrolet
MODEL
Panel Truck
ENGINE
Straight 6
TRANSMISSION
Manual
COLOR
Red

1953 Chevrolet Panel Wagon

This Panel Wagon has had a professional body-off restoration.  Every nut, bolt and screw is new.  It was originally purchased in 1953 by a plumber in Price, Utah.  The original purchase contract from 1953 from Price Motors shows it was purchased for $553.00!  The original owner drove this Chevy every day up until about 1970.  It sat for a few years, out of the elements, in a warehouse and was then given to the original owners nephew, who had the professional restoration work done.  It has the original 6 cylinder engine that was rebuilt and enhanced with an Offenheimer dual carburetor intake manifold plus a dual exhaust manifold.  The exhaust is enhanced with glass packs...It Sounds Awesome!  The truck has a N.O.S. instrument panel and has been converted to a 12 volt system.

The whole frame and under-carriage was powder coated in the restoration, and it was fitted with a Mustang II front-end with disk brakes.  It drives and runs excellent!  The interior is immaculate and all the wood inside is oak and it has a wonderful stereo system.  

The truck has won many awards.  The original owner stated the truck took best in show in the 2002 Chevy Truck Nationals.  In 2015, it was written up in a magazine and named the "Best Plumbing Truck in America".  The owner will also make available another national magazine featuring this truck in a 5-6 page article.  You could drive this truck cross country with no worry!  The name on the side is vinyl lettering and will come off easily.

The owner states:  "I am getting older and I have a bunch of cars.  I don't want to sell any of them, but I don't want my wife and kids to have to worry about them.  This is just tearing my heart out!"