Original Dutch-assembly, partially restored pre-war Chevy 1.5 ton truck.
Bought by the previous owner as a farm-find, this truck was made to run for a short pre-restoration test drive. Disassmbly then started 2 years ago.
The chassis frame, rear axle and front suspension were sandblasted and painted black. Front and rear brakes were professionally rebuilt and a detailed invoice of all custom-made parts is available. With 6 new tyres on freshly painted wheels, the first part of the restoration was completed to a high standard.
Restoration of the body was started, but never finished. The wood frame is in surprisingly good condition and rust damage to the cabin sheet metal is limited to a few spots. Front fenders and bonnet parts will need some more extensive metal work.
Engine and gearbox were not touched yet. The engine turns freely and will at the very least need a thorough check up with replacement of seals and gaskets. The GM 206.9 cubic inch straight six is the original power unit, with a 1936 casting number. The truck has two fuel tanks: a small one for petrol, dangerously placed on top of the engine and a large one for petroleum.
On first glance, the vehicle appears to be complete. All parts were kept in boxes, sorted and labelled where possible. New parts include brake hoses, hand brake cables and a rebuilt master cylinder.
The truck still has its pre-war provincial registration plate and was never registered in the national RDW system. A forensic analysis of the weathered license plate was carried out by a befriended police officer. The province code is likely either ‘N’ for Noord-Brabant, or ‘M’ for Gelderland. We will provide a commercial invoice, with which it is possible to register the truck in the Netherlands, and possibly other countries.
Price: € 6800
Visits and inspection by appointment at Dandy Classics in the Netherlands.
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