Needs Work. Ran Good When Parked!

Restoration Project

The seller of this restoration project wins the most optimistic seller award! They state, “Needs Work. Ran good when parked. Can’t be driven – bring a tow truck.” It’s located on Whidbey Island in Washington and is listed here on craigslist for $28. Can anyone figure out what it even is? Thanks goes to Regan P for this humorous find! R.W.P.


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  1. jimbosidecar

    …and the air conditioner just needs to be charged

  2. brian crowe

    VW bus

    • Blaze-n-James

      Think You Are Correct Sir… having it picked up this week

      • John Newell

        Are you for real or joking? Picking this up would be an adventure worth a few photos we’d all like to see.

    • Davnkatz

      Well, it makes me think of a milk delivery truck – maybe a RIO. Or perhaps a ’50-’60 ice cream vehicle.

  3. John

    Toyota Land Cruiser

  4. Leroy

    Looks like maybe an old milk delivery truck.

    • racer99

      I’m with Leroy — old milk truck (side doors are sliders).

  5. Andrew

    Porsche 956?

    • SRT8

      Andrew I think you are close, it’s actually James Dean’s 550. Finally it’s been found along with Jimmy Hoffa who was in the back.

  6. St. Ramone de V8

    Ford Thames?

  7. Steven C

    I think it is a Divco milk truck missing the front end bodywork.

  8. Neil G.

    1950-60’s Ice cream truck. I can hear the tunes now: “The Mister Softee Jingle”, “Turkey in the Straw”, “Do Your Ears Hang Low?, “Pop Goes The Weasel”, “The Entertainer”, “Music Box Dancer”, “Home on the Range”,

  9. Ikey Heyman

    International Metro van ??

  10. Tracy

    If it was in Virginia I would make a Gazebo out of it.

  11. Dairymen

    Restoration project??? Scrap imo!

  12. JW

    Better to just let it RUST IN PEACE no matter what it is !!!

    • JACK R

      r i p

  13. grenade

    Someone could make some type of artwork or furniture out of it. Black & white pics of it with a nice camera in the right light, it could be really cool.

  14. Bobsmyuncle

    I’m really curious what this is. I don’t think it is a Divco or Metro based on the rear pressed panel where a window could be (window delete). Another note of contention might be the distance from the roof overhang to where the axle would be.

  15. Bobsmyuncle
  16. Frank martin

    I believe its a 1954 international panel delivery. To small to be a divco milk truck, and definitely not a VW.

  17. Van

    I say, go tell Dumbledore the house elfs have been very naughty again. They’ve popped into the liquor cubbord again. Mind you I’ll send the Dementores after the lot. DWI indeed.

  18. Frank martin

    Just did some checking, most trucks went to the door glass slanted in the front edge from 1937 and on. It does look like a 1936 international panel delivery. Looked at on on ebay the doors look the same and international built alot of them back then.

    • Bobsmyuncle

      Maybe… Don’t you think the side glass on this is too square?

  19. jon

    FJ3A Fleetvan.

    Like 1
    • Bobsmyuncle

      Roof brow is wrong, and still no window delete. Awesome truck though!

  20. Fogline

    Awesome find!

  21. Tim

    It’s a Divco

    • Bobsmyuncle

      Which model do you think? Maybe a 36/37 SF.

  22. Graham Line

    Small size, narrow width, and sliding doors suggest it may be one of the lesser series of postal vans. Doesn’t look like any of the small Renault or Ford of England vans,

    Maybe he’ll go as low as $23.

  23. Andrew

    Is it a white?

  24. kenzo

    Pull it out of the bushes, leave the patina, put in a Camero or chevy2 front clip and install a crate 350 and you on the road. as money becomes available maybe upgrade the brakes to 4 wheel disc and clean out the inside with a leaf blower.

    It’s all doable……

  25. Steven C

    Now i am thinking it is an IH metro. This mystery is killing me!

    • Bobsmyuncle

      Check the roof transition to the windshield, I don’t think that mimics the Metro…

      The mystery has me too!

      • Steven C

        The whole windshield area is gone, and whatever caused that to happen, and that big patch of stuff growing on that part of the roof may have distorted it. I am thinking the cabover style metro instead of the pickup cab one. Great find and great mystery.

  26. Austin

    Looks like it could be the back end of a train

  27. James

    milk truck like this one !

    • Bobsmyuncle

      I definitely think it is more along the lines of this than a Divco.

  28. Ikey Heyman

    Maybe a Dodge Route Van !?

    • Bobsmyuncle

      Yeah you might be right!

    • Silas

      I think you are correct Ikey Heyman.

  29. Bill Parmenter

    … So, That’s where my UPS package went ?? !

  30. scooter8

    great patina!

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