What a fantastic old truck! If you buy this one, please don’t paint it! Not only does it look great, but it’s a bargain listed here on eBay for a buy it now of only $3,500! Although it wears the livery of an oil company in Minster, Ohio, the truck is currently located in Louisville, Kentucky, waiting for
me you to buy it.
Sure, there’s a pretty decent dent on this side along with some rust. But you just can’t find many good old trucks anymore, especially for this kind of price. No, you’re not going to go at high speeds down the highway, and you aren’t going to win any shows either. But you sure can have some fun in the meantime!
I couldn’t find any record online of the Minster Oil Company anymore, but I’m sure this truck was used for deliveries daily. I’m surprised there isn’t a bumper with a hitch, but maybe there was at some point in the past.
I wish there were a picture of the seat, but you’ll have to settle for this one of the pedals and shifting gear. Interestingly enough, the mileage is given as 251,313, which has me wondering how they know that first digit. I’m not questioning the mileage, mind you, just wondering if there’s any known history of the truck.
In 1955, Ford called the F350 series “The Money Makers.” I wonder if it was one of these advertisements that sold Minster Oil on the F350 as their truck of choice?
I’ve been saving this part. Yes, it runs, and runs well, despite having what the seller says is the original engine and transmission (but lists it as a V8). The seller also points out that the fuel tank has been replaced, which takes care of one major issue you find with older vehicles. I’ll be honest, I can’t believe this truck is available at this price. Don’t wait too long or I’ll be making that trip to Louisville instead of you!