Friday, May 20, 2016

Barely There: 1967 Cony 360 Truck

Here is an example of a vehicle so scarce that it is likely unknown even to avid car buffs.  Not only is it one of the rarest, but it is also one of the smallest.  Is it worth keeping this tiny footnote in automotive history intact?  You decide.  Find this 1967 Cony 360 Pickup Truck for sale in Wausau, WI for $5,000 via craigslist.


According to the ad, this truck has a 2 cylinder, air cooled, 18 HP mill and a 3-speed column shifted transmission.  Located under the seat, the 360 cc mill will propel this vehicle to around 45mph.  The seller claims that it is one of 3 left in existence and there certainly isn't much evidence around to refute this claim.


It looks like there is a little body work to be done on this Cony to get it back up to snuff.  Who knows what is under the panda paint scheme.  Mechanical condition apart from running and driving is a mystery.  Parts availability should be close to null unless it shares pieces with other models that may be more common in Japan.  Fabrication or substitution may be your only options if something fails.


On the plus side, there is literally not much there to repair and maintain.  This truck is likely not much more complex than a period motorcycle.  The windshield seems to be intact and getting the body right should be doable.  It doesn't take up much space, either.  Have a set of double doors to your basement?  You should be able to drive it inside over the winter and work on it in climate controlled comfort.  Restore it and you can rightfully claim to be a curator of the very last of a species. 


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12 comments:

  1. "It looks like there is a little body work to be done "

    Don't know about the work, but the body is certainly little enough.

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    1. it needs a lot of bodywork I see it in crandon no back window hole in roof dont think it worth 5.000 The one thing more scarce then the truck are the parts needed to fix up this truck

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  2. - and speaking of working, that link does not.
    https://wausau.craigslist.org/cto/5545570507.html

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  3. Well hotdog, this little Cony is different.

    What is up front under the standard hood if the engine is under the seat?

    All said, it is pretty adorable.

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    1. "What is up front under the standard hood[?]"

      I'm guessing your feet!

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  4. 5k for a flag holder and lawn fart....no thanks....

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  5. Here it is:

    CONY!

    I would totally drive this.

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  6. I wonder if it can be used as a tactical for a children's army. Kony might be interested in a Cony then.

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  7. hola soy de chile sud america y yo tengo otra cony 360 funcionando en periodo de restauracion de pintura un saludo del sur del mundo

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  8. hola soy de chile sud america y yo tengo otra cony 360 funcionando en periodo de restauracion de pintura un saludo del sur del mundo

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  9. it needs a lot of bodywork I see it in crandon no back window hole in roof dont think it worth 5.000 The one thing more scarce then the truck are the parts needed to fix up this truck

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