Gorgeous is the first word that comes to mind when I see this truck. This is a 1955 Dodge C3-B6 Pickup and it’s listed on the Kraft Auction site and the auction starts Saturday January 7th at 10:00 am central time. The current pre-auction internet bid for this great looking pickup is $3,700, but it’ll go for much more than that.
This is a C3-B6-108 so it has a 108-inch wheelbase. I think this is a really desirable pickup, even if it has been restored. A nice original one would be almost better, but I wouldn’t turn this one down. This was a pretty high-end restoration and as such, I expect this one to sell for around the Hagerty #2 “excellent” range, which is around $18,000. Although, one thing that always lets me down on vehicle restorations is seeing badges screwed on, but other than that this looks like a nice job.
There isn’t much info given on this one other than it runs as well as it looks, which must mean that it runs very, very well. “C3” designates this as a post-April 1955 pickup when the new design started with the wraparound windshield and other more modern touches. The “B” means that it’s a 1/2-ton, and the “6” is for a 6-cylinder truck.
Under that cool split-hood is a 230 cubic-inch inline-six with around 115 hp. The dependable 218 cubic-inch inline-six was dropped in favor of the higher hp 230 but the real news was a V8. Have any of you owned a Dodge pickup of this vintage? What do you think of this restoration?