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    1940 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pickup

    Consignment #: 3047 Sign In to View Price


    Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest June 5th – 7th , 2015 at Russo and Steele’s 3rd Annual Newport Beach California Auction. Please contact us for more information.

    Finished in Black Cherry Metallic paint with a Grey cloth interior, this mildly customized and rodded 1940 Chevrolet Master Eagle ½-ton pickup is powered by a 1960-vintage 235 cubic-inch inline 6 equipped with an Offy aluminum intake, dual Rochester 1V carbs, and a Fenton split exhaust manifold with dual exhaust. The TH 350 automatic was completely rebuilt by Santa Rosa Hydramatic in late 2013 and hooked to a Lokar floor shifter. Upgrades include a 12V electrical system with alternator and power disc brakes. A couple of leaves were removed from the original leaf springs to slightly lower the front and rear. Underpinnings include an I-beam and kingpin front axle and tube shocks all around. Rolling stock includes 15-inch CenterLines with Dunlop tires.

    This is really more a truck to drive than show. With good around-town performance, it is consistent and reliable. The engine doesn’t seem to burn oil and it runs smoothly, with the plugs a nice tan color and it is reported to runs at an even 180 degrees. The paint and interior are described as good, not perfect. While there is a small rust bulge on the passenger door bottom, the truck is otherwise rust-free. The tailgate is from 1953. The truck is pretty much as it was when the Consignor bought it. It was originally manufactured in Oakland, California, and appears to have spent its life in the San Francisco bay area. It is complete with a black CA plate, includes a premium cover, and some extra parts including an OEM steering wheel.



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