Picture Perfect: 1936 Chevrolet FB 1/2 Ton Pickup – SOLD!
August 23, 2021 Update – We confirmed the seller of this vintage Chevy pickup “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
If you want an example of the pictures required to sell your classic ride, look no further than the two dozen photographs the seller of this 1936 Chevrolet FB 1/2 Ton pickup originally listed in August 2021 on Craigslist in Landenberg, Delaware. Reported to be mostly original and benefitting from a frame-off restoration approximately ten years ago, the current caretaker will sell their truck for the best offer of over $20,000. The seller also has a proper spare “Stove Bolt” engine available for an additional cost. Considering the current #2 “Excellent” value for these trucks in the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool stands at $22,800, that would be a fair starting offer in our humble opinion.
Supporting the outstanding pictures is the thorough description the seller provides. If you are passionate about selling your classic car yourself reference this post as a measure of how to do it right.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1936 CHEVROLET HIGH CAB PICKUP best offer over 20,000
This classic Chevy pickup is an all-steel, mostly stock original with new paint and upholstery by the previous owner as a part of a frame-off restoration about ten years ago. It’s the last year for Chevy pickups with wire wheels (they’re factory original to this truck) and the first year for hydraulic brakes, adding to vintage looks and driveability. The engine is the original 207ci Stovebolt six. It is stock except for an upgrade from a Carter W1 to a Carter Y-F carburetor. This truck starts immediately in any season and runs clean and strong, and doesn’t overheat even in 90+ F weather. All gauges, lights, turn signals, brakes, clutch, transmission (3-speed floor shift) are in working condition. The electrical system was upgraded to 12V by the previous owner and I’ve left it that way. The original horn works however the horn button is now on the steering column instead of the steering wheel center. The original vacuum windshield wiper has been rebuilt, has a new blade, and works well. The heater is a vintage Chevy original and works well with a 3-speed control knob mounted below the dash. The speedometer has been professionally rebuilt however the face is original. The actual mileage is unknown but is believed to be under 100K. I entered 80K because CR requires a number. The windshield, brakes, exhaust (from header to tailpipe) have been replaced in recent years and the previous owner spent serious money having the grille re-chromed. The hubcaps are correct reproductions from Jim Carter Trucks. The glass is free of cracks or de-lamination and both door window mechanisms work well, as does the door lock. The tilt-out windshield also works properly. I changed the mirrors to low-cab type for better visibility however I kept the originals and they come with the truck. I also added a correct vintage rearview mirror. The original gearing on this truck is better than many of this vintage: it will go down the road at 45-50mpg without racing the engine. Tires are vintage reproduction Firestones 6.00 x 17 with less than 2K miles on them. I’ve enjoyed this trustworthy old truck and have kept it limber by driving it regularly.
In addition to the truck, I have, available separately, a 207ci Chevrolet six-cylinder engine that I’ve been keeping as a spare. It is from a ’36 Chevy coupe and is identical to the engine in the truck except for the valve cover. It is mounted on a run stand and has been started every few months to keep it in condition. It runs clean and strong and can be seen in action in this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaSx4p7ScsA
The truck (and engine) are located in southeastern Pennsylvania just a few miles from downtown Newark, Delaware, and are available for inspection by seriously interested buyers. I hold a clear Pennsylvania title in my name. The truck is for sale for the best offer over 20,000. Numerous spare parts are included. The engine is available separately only if the truck is sold first. The combined price for the truck together with the spare engine is negotiable. Cash or certified bank check only. Funds other than cash must clear before transfer.”
IF INTERESTED: email through Craigslist with YOUR FIRST NAME AND PHONE number and I’ll call you.“
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