This baby is also currently available in USA for $13.5K OBO. Seller says it comes with original title and original bill of sale...music to a T guy's ears!
Looks to have already been "restored" at some point. The engine has certainly been either replaced or rebuilt at some time. I would probably just go ahead and restore it to deal with the rust issues.
In my opinion it's way too good to "restore". I'd go through it and take care of any safety or reliability issues, then I'd drive it! It's beautiful just as it is!!!
The patina on that thing is worth more than the vehicle itself. I only wish my overly "purty" flatbed had that patina.
Burger -- Just set it outside for another 50 years or so, and it'll look great!
Burger - Those "amethyst" headlight lenses are sure a nice start!
That is a tough one. The body very well may be a truly unrestored original. But everything else appears to have been restored. If that is the case, it can never be truly unrestored again. The fenders and hood along with many other parts could be replaced with good originals? But it itself would not then be an original. Maybe that body is original to that chassis? Or not? Maybe the body is a later remake made to look old? Maybe a close examination by someone that really knows what they are looking at could figure it out.
I love the look of that body. I also love the look of nicely restored trucks. I often argue on the side of "preserve" rather than "restore". But this is a tough one to call. I would probably keep it as is with only necessary mechanical work done as needed.
But, that is just my opinion.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I am kinda with Wayne on this one. I would just leave it as is anyway.
Thanks for all the comments. I now own this truck and did NOT pay that much for it. The history of this truck is that it was purchased in and spent all of its life in and around Parkersburg WV. It has always had this body on it. I was fortunate enough to get the original bill of sale with it ($677) as well as old title duplicates. Most rust is in the undercarriage and along the bottom lip of the hood and drivers side hood shelf. I have not had time to try to start it. The green paint indicates some work to the engine. The numbers match the title. I believe it was purchased as non electric. It has a hole in the floor boards for the starter button but no button or indication of ever having one mounted. It has block off plates for starter and generator. It does not have the angled bracket for the ammeter and switch, rather the switch is at the coil box.
It has the 23" rear wheels with "non_skid" tires. I never knew that large truck rear tires were made in non-skid. The are probably not 1921 tires.
The seats have been recovered and I am looking for another set of folding seat back brackets if anyone has a set, please let me know. It is a really cool looking truck, and I hope to go to the Christmas tree farm and get our tree with it this year.'
What will it cost to fetch a TT down under?
Looks like it was restored at least once. Great looking truck!
Just spray the rusty places with MMO or WD-40 give it some protection and drive it.
LA to Melbourne, fixed price, including all permits and clearances, 2750k. Not too bad.
Allan from down underr.
I am guessing "restoration" or "restored" means different things to different people. To me, there is "maintain",
"refurbish", and "restore", the latter being a total, nut-n-bolt go-thru that restores the car to new, as built condition.
I would guess this truck has been mechanically maintained, with some refurbishment of the nose paint and seats.
That body is awesome. Even the floorboards have that incredible patina !
Nice score !
Congratulations! And thanks for the news.
The extra history is great also. Wonderful!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Nice truck Tom.
I see's my kid getting horse hay with that once a week leave it just like that. Maybe just wipe with a rag some penetral on it. another words It looks
real .. Make it pritty then you got a picture.
Not me I dont abuse it- I use it. 12 months a year.
and I dont go to car shows either & I dont just a
throw hay in my back seat ( I place them} I just am figuring my car seen all that and milk cans tooooo
I am with Mr. Pine .... use use it like a swift, jarring kick to the groin of our vinyl siding and McMansion society ...
Hey, this is your past. This is what America did when they were still in touch with the earth and not addicted to
shopping malls and iphone apps.
Congratulations on a good buy. Car looks great. Having the original title plus matching numbers is amazing.
I couldn't convince you to flip it for a sweet $500 profit? You're a busy man and may never get around to giving this T the attention it deserves. Hate to see it put on grubby Ebay or even worse, donated to a museum sometime in the future.