I know of a 22 grocery truck for sale. Does not run. What would you pay for it? What should I look for?
Scott; there are so many variables its impossible to answer the question. If you can take pictures, the more the better, including rear end detail front end detail, engine, carburetor and a number of body pictures it will help. Also when you say it does not run; does the engine turn over?
The more info you provide the better
Gary is right on. More information is needed before an opinion can be offered.
Is it a T or a TT?
Based on the description and location there is a good chance that Scott is talking about this one:
More photos at:
Quite a bit of Model T at this auction;
Definitely not a high dollar car, and you want to know if the engine will turn over. It's rough, but if the wood and metal are solid and safe it would be fun to get on the road... not restore, just get running safe and dependable. That's why I'm saying that about the engine; you may be able to get it running and on the road fairly inexpensively if everything is solid, but if the engine is frozen you're in for a lot of dollars right away. You also want to know if the wheels are tight for the same reason.
Personally I like it a lot, and if everything is solid I think it would be fun to get on the road..... seed bag seat coverings, not a restoration... I'm thinking maybe $2k depending on actual condition... but if the wood for the body isn't very solid I'd either walk away or pay less, thinking of the wood only as a pattern. And if you only need to replace a couple of pieces it may be hard to match with used wood (but you probably could). You'll spend a lot of $ on the mechanical stuff and have a lot of work in it, but it would be pretty cool.
I bought one that looked a bit better than that for 3000, spent 2000 on it and sold it for 5000. Had a lot of fun doing it. Driving it onto the upper level of a transport truck to ship out was the most exiting thing I've done in a loooonnnnggg time!!!
Worth $20,000 when done, Trucks Rule, get more attention than Cars. And have more History value.
My opinion: That is typical of a period wood bodied truck. The high gloss clear varnish natural finish on most "Restorations" would have been a rarity in the day.
Looks like its built on a car chassis. Gary's answer is in my price range. If the wood can be repaired and painted then it might turn out to be a bargain. I suspect someone with a case of auction fever might come along and bid it up.
Hey Steve, send me $15K and your chassis and the $20 K truck will all be yours by fall!