1937 Chevy Pickup: What’s it worth?

1937 Chevy Truck

It seems many vehicles listed are overpriced, way overpriced. Have a look at this old truck located in Phoenix. What do you think would be a fair price? The cab and bed floors are not rusted. It’s not known if the engine turns, so assume it doesn’t. It is battered, typical of a well used truck. What would you do with this, restore it, build a rat rod or, as I would prefer, do minimal repairs and drive it? It’s not listed for sale yet, but you can email the owner with any questions.

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  1. Birdman

    That little green rig has my curiosity…hmmm…

  2. SoCal Car Guy

    Almost too far gone to be a parts truck. Maybe use the cab and some of the running gear for a rat rod, which makes me cringe cuz I think most rat rads look like something that should’ve been left in the outhouse, i.e. they ain’t my style.

  3. geomechs geomechs Member

    Call me the optimist but I see no reason why this truck cannot be restored. Some dents and wrinkles but very little rust, this truck would hammer out just fine. This may have a major dent on the top of the bedside but I’ve worked on bed sides that were literally rolled over most of the length and they turned out quite well. Remember that metal has a memory and if you follow the dent backwards toward its origin it can be worked out. Just don’t get in too much of a hurry.

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    • Howard A Member

      Hi geomechs, ( the optimist) I agree. It does look rough, but at least it resembles a ’37 Chevy pickup. Good luck with parts ( that beautiful grill, for one), as you’ll pay dearly for that, if you can even find one. Better get this cheap, as you’ll have 10g’s in it before you can blink an eye. Believe it or not, this is what it’s supposed to look like, and they regularly bring 20g’s or more. Save your knuckles, and just make an offer on one like this.
      http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/chevrolet/master/1748724.html

      • geomechs geomechs Member

        Hi Howard. You’re sure not kidding about the 10G part. If I was 52 instead of 62, I’d be interested in taking on something like this but then, a friend of mine took on a ’38 GMC when he was in his later 70s and it turned out pretty well.

      • geomechs geomechs Member

        Here’s the finished product.

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  4. Texas Tea

    Yard art is all I see.

  5. Ed P

    Many more pictures and a good story is needed to sell this one. From what I see, this is not beyond restorable, but a whole lot of work is needed here. The buyer should have their eyes wide open on this one.

  6. Tim

    2500

  7. Robert Mix

    Value at $1200 to $1500 if this truck shows only surface rust. If it has rust-through spots, then its value might be about $500 to $800.

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