Beautiful and historically significant piece of Americana for sale. These were the vehicles that the average small business used to help build the economy; whether they were plumbers, electricians, bakeries, laundry, or dairies. It is important to save her and return her to her glory if you are capable of doing so.
1952 Chevrolet Commercial Step Van with aluminum body by Evans Products of Plymouth, Michigan (model # 207719)
*Evans was featured in LIFE Magazine, August 1936, for their “Auto-Railer” innovation.
83,609 (original miles according to son of previous owner). See attached photo of speedometer.
I rescued this extremely rare find by outbidding metal scrappers at an estate sale in rural southern New Hampshire February, 2012.
$2,900 or Best Reasonable Offer. You assume responsibility of pick up and transportation.
Form follows function with the exception of the shape of the wheel wells which are “forward” looking as if they are in motion. I love this detail!
I was told the truck ran fine up till the moment it was parked in the back yard when the owner retired in the mid 1980s.
What I see to fix:
- small dent to right of front passenger wheel. Difficult to see so refer to photo with red arrow pointing to location.
- Small dent corner roof.
- Passenger side headlight mounting bracket eroded. Headlight is loose.
- Rear doors need adjustment at bottom to close flush.
- Two side windows (1 on each side) are not original and missing glass. Need to be removed.
- Back bumper is lose on one side.
- Rot at small diamond plate floor under driver seat.
- Rot at back bumper.
- Undercarriage looks rusty but not rotten. Muffler missing.
- Sliding side doors need adjustment to open more smoothly. Windows are capable of rolling down but need adjustment, too.
- Ceiling panels remained installed in case template is needed.
- Oil cap missing.
- Battery dead
- Engine dirty and needs fluids/overhaul. (Previous owner stated vehicle last ran in mid 1980s as it was parked for storage)
- Tires are eroded.
- Not sure if trim or badging is missing. I cannot find documentation to compare it to but noticed there are two mounting holes over the grill where something was likely mounted.
- Leather upholstery and cushion on driver’s seat is ripped/eroded.
This is a high profit flip for the business savvy investor or a true gem for the auto enthusiast/owner.
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