Sunday, September 18, 2016

Steak 'n' Shake: 1938 Chevrolet Master Truck 1.5 Ton

Six large doesn't buy much in the world of pre-war vehicles, maybe you can get a pile of parts or something you'd never want to drive...or so I thought.  Imagine my surprise when I stumbled on this 1938 Chevrolet Truck 1.5 Ton offered for $6,000 in Meridian, OR via craigslist.

This car is described by the seller as a "Solid Rust Free Truck" and is powered by a 270 cubic inch GMC engine and 4-speed gearbox.  It runs/drives and looks much better than you'd expect for the asking price, but there is some work needed on the brakes and lights.

See another classic offered for a reasonable price?


  1. Wow, that looks like a bargain! Would the 270 and a four speed be sort of period-correct (or might they be original?)?. Oregon to Ontario would be long drive with dodgy brakes.... On the plus side, old stake-bed trucks are some of the few classics that my wife actually likes. "Honey, look what I found..." he said innocently, not knowing if the predator was likely to pounce...

  2. The 1st gear in this is probably a granny gear. 2nd thru 4th used in normal driving. This truck has some needs but very straight forward and many repro parts available.


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