Ghost Town Barn Find: 1935 Chevrolet Pickup

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Discovered in a barn in a ghost town, it is clear to see that this 1935 Chevrolet Pickup still holds some life after its long term storage. Featuring a tall cab, and a solid body, this is a great project for any antique truck lover. Bidding has risen to $10,300, or you can opt for the buy it now option of $17,000. Check it out here on eBay out of Fort Worth, Texas.

The old inline 6 looks fair enough for its age and long term storage. There are at least signs of their being oil in the engine. Feeling quite confident, the seller believes that this truck will run. At this point no attempt has been made to revive this truck.

The upholstery is a bit sparse, but the wood floors are rock solid which is a rare treat. Also the gear knob is missing, but the paint on the dash and the gauges look to be in great shape. With some patience and the right materials, the seat could be rebuilt and reupholstered to match the trucks patina, if you were opting to preserve this machine.

I always find it fascinating how a truck like this can survive the test of time so well. There is a lot of original paint to be found on this old Chevrolet, and there is no evident rot. The fenders and running boards are excellent other than their thin layer of surface rust. For all intents and purposes, this Chevy looks like it’s ready to drive! A gentle cleaning and some mechanical work would likely leave you with a very nice survivor grade truck. With a solid body and great looks would you take on and preserve this fine Chevy Pickup?

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  1. RoughDiamond

    That is a solid old ’35 Chevrolet pickup. The ghosts sure took care of it and obviously did not drive it much. I’d like to know more about that blue first generation Camaro or Firebird on the end of the trailer.

    Like 6
  2. ChebbyMember

    Hmm was it legally acquired or just taken….ghost towns don’t have anyone in them.

    Like 11
    • Daniel Lewis

      Bodie California still have people livin’ there!

      Like 3
  3. leiniedude leiniedudeMember

    Cool old truck and a cool old building, the ceiling could be worth a fortune. And, I think I see the ghost, pic 6 in the ad, waving out of the window in the rig on the far right.

    Like 3
    • Kenneth Carney

      Looks like a model FB to me. Last
      time I saw one was about 50 years
      ago in a book on pickups and vans
      by Peterson Publications. Even in
      the photos I saw, this was a very
      attractive truck. Would be great
      restored with a 235/4-speed floor
      shift. This truck would look very
      nice with a dark blue body and
      black fenders and cream colored
      rims. Would also add a 12-volt
      system and juice brakes to make
      it more reliable to drive daily. Yeah,
      restos are nice, but beaters are

      Like 6
  4. geomechs geomechsMember

    Something this complete and in this good of shape, you restore it to its original glory. Don’t get too confident about the shape it’s in; there’s still a lot of wood in the cab of these. However, this could come to my place, three-main babbit-pounder and all. I would give it a good home…

    Like 5
  5. John M.

    It’s already sold.

    Like 2
  6. Will Fox

    Wait…this is either a really old listing suddenly re-found, or I’m having De Ja Vue. I’ve seen a write-up on this place & the trucks in the past–like, 2-3 years ago maybe? Probably on some other site, But I recognized the `35 truck right away.

    Like 2
  7. Stephen Sharp

    The whitewalls really make it on this truck

    Like 1
  8. Mike

    I was more interested in the ghost town. Didn’t get to hear which one.

    Like 1
  9. stillrunners

    Looks like Dennis and Pete are getting some strong competition from the west side of town !

    Like 0

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