1954 Chevrolet Two-Tone Truck

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I’ll bet you thought I meant two-ton, didn’t you? What a great old truck! It’s been in the seller’s family for the past 26 years, but they’ve decided to pass it along to the next caretaker. They have decided to put it up for auction here on eBay, where bidding is starting at $7,000 but the buy it now figure is $10,000.

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I love the stake sides on this truck; the white walls, white wheels, roof and trim just really make the green pop, and it’s such a period color! Of course, being a working truck there’s some rust, mainly at the corners of the cab (no surprise there) and in places on the cowl around the hood. The spotlights don’t work and there’s at least one cracked window. No one knows the real mileage the truck has covered; the odometer shows 5,500 but if that’s true it’s gone around at least once for sure.

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Now that’s a profile I could look at every morning! The accessory bumper guard in the front was made by Helms. You’ll note that this is a five-window cab for increased visibility.

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You don’t just have a two-tone truck here, you have a two-toned interior as well! I’d be surprised if that seat cushion is original, though. The floor looks relatively solid, and yes, it’s a shame the door panels were cut to install those cheesy speakers. Oh well. That black spot on the seat is tape covering a rip anyway, so you might as well take the opportunity to fix the cushion correctly.

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The seller tells us that the truck runs and drives well and is currently licensed and insured. Based on the plumbing fittings in use for what I think is a heater fitting, I’m sure there are some similar band-aid type fixes throughout this old truck, but that’s ok; I think I’d expect that sort of thing with an old farm truck. It would almost be fun going through the vehicle to find them all. The seller has been before you and recently replaced the master cylinder, wheel cylinders, gas tank and battery as well as performing a tune up with new points, wires, coil, cap, rotor and condenser. They even just changed the oil! I think this would be a cool old truck to cruise in; do you agree? Is it worth the buy it now price?

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Comments

  1. DAN

    BIN gone and bids to $9500
    someone should have used BIN,lol

  2. JW

    This would be a truck to fix what’s needed and use it as a truck. If you try and fix those rust spots I would think it would be hard to match the paint and a repaint would hurt the integrity of the truck. Nice find.

  3. geomechs geomechs Member

    You could go either way with this truck; drive it and maintain it or restore it. If it was mine I’d go with the drive it and maintain it part. Shine it up and use it. That old 235 will run economically forever albeit a little slower than typical freeway speeds. Lots of good miles to go…

  4. Puhnto

    Everybody puts white walls on old pickup trucks…now. But when they were new, and used, you know, like trucks, NObody put white walls on them! (The new USPostal Service pickup truck stamps, notwithstanding!)

  5. tmc_61

    With the 1 piece windshield, wouldn’t that make it a 55 series 1??

    • Dave Wright

      Late 53 to mid 55 had one piece windshields.

    • geomechs geomechs Member

      I don’t know exactly what GM’s intention was with the ’54; I heard one story that it was only supposed to be one year only but when they ran into trouble getting things set up for the Task Force line they opted to continue with the ’54 into the ’55 year. The other story was a running change. Whatever the case, the ’54 and early ’55 were identical and the one-piece windshield was in the earliest ’54 models…

  6. Tom Bell

    Puhnto is of course correct about the whitewalls–generally unheard-of in that era when a pickup was built for work. Also that style whitewall is a product of the 60’s. Same goes for re-pop oak bed floors and stainless battens. Original was fir with steel battens painted truck color.

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