Job-Rated Farm Aid: 1946 Dodge W-Series 1/2 Ton Pickup – SOLD?

Aug 2020 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

August 16th Update – While updating our past Truckin’ Tuesday listings, we confirmed the Craigslist post for this vintage Dodge expired, so with no replacement ad found so we’re calling this pickup “Sold!”

While most older vintage trucks still on the road enjoy a very pampered show car existence today, if they could talk each could likely tell stories of how hard their early owners worked them around their farm. That’s likely the case with this 1946 Dodge W-Series 1/2 Ton Pickup freshly listed on Craigslist in Delran, New Jersey with a lowered but firm asking price of $14,000.  A review of the NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Dodge half ton priced at the lower end of the “Low”, Average”, and “High” retail value range of $12,800, $25,900, and $58,000, respectively. 

Introduced in 1939, Dodge’s streamlined, Art-Deco inspired pickups were known as the “W” series from 1941 through 1947 when they became mostly known as the Dodge Job-Rated trucks.  Dodge used this tag line as a way to offer customers the truck that fit the job they were buying it for.  As a result, between 1939 and 1947 Dodge offered their truck line in a bewilderingly large number of available variants and model codes.  For perspective, Dodge offered six different payload classes, a wide range of bodies, and more than twenty different wheelbase-lengths.  Despite this variety, mechanically the trucks were all very similar with solid axles front and rear suspended by leaf springs at all four corners. With World War II taking up most of production capacity from 1942 to 1945, the 1939 styling continued largely unchanged through 1947, as engineering and production became the main focus.

We love the detailed story the current caretaker (and third owner) describes on what he’s done to make this once mostly farm implement road worthy again. Good luck with the purchase!

“PRICED REDUCED FIRM I bought this truck 5 years ago in Lansdale PA .The previous owners were (2ND OWNERS) purchased this truck used on 12/19/1953 from EBERT MOTOR COMPANY in Lansdale PA.I have the Receipt (Purchase order).The truck was used on there 70 acre Farm over its life time and then put away in garage when land and farm sold .In 1995 the truck was gone over and lots of parts replaced(have paperwork).The truck was driven occasionally since then and then parked again in garage around 2001 which is the last time vehicle Pa inspected.When i got the truck home i put a new coil and a new mechanical fuel pump in and drained old gas and oil.The truck started right up but had no brakes.I replaced all the wheels cylinders and master cylinder about 2.5 years ago and full tune up plugs,wires,distributor ect….Well since then the trucks just been sitting and i have decided to finally dig it out and let go to let someone else enjoy.I just installed Battery, tires, New Gas tank ,fuel sender and sent out the original Carburetor to be rebuilt.This truck run and drives stops amazing for being 74 years old and i feel safe around 45 MPH.The truck i was told to have been painted in the late 1970’s by a vocational school in Lansdale.This is not a show truck of any sort however its really original and unmolested and would be great just to get in and drive.The truck has 6 volt system working headlights, turn siginals, horn, oil gauge ,temp gauge and volt meter.The trucks frame and components really solid minimal rust.the trucks Odometer shows 33,700 as does the last service station receipt.The title is exempt from miles due to the fact of age and 5 digit odo. This truck is titled with original vin# 1946 dodge pickup truck.There is tons to say about this truck and thing like this dont come up for sale to often. PLEASE DONT WASTE MY TIME NO RUSH OR NEED TO SELL.IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT PLEASE COME PREPARED TO PURCHASE AND TAKE WITH YOU.I WILL NOT RESPOND TO LOW BALL OFFERS AND UNLESS YOU LEAVE PHONE NUMBER THERE WILL BE NO RESPONSE.

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