1960 Champ 1/2-Ton
The previous owner had entered this truck in a recent "Ugly Truck Contest" in Pidgeon Forge...at the Street-Rod Festival a couple years ago. If you look close at the pictures that follow, you will see why...
A 'lil bit about the truck:
1960 289 V-8 - I'm not sure if it has had any work done to it, but it doesn't smoke much when idleing. It seems to be strong but has a definate miss. It has an early Carter WCFB 4-bbl carb.
3-speed with Overdrive transmission-
Long Bed- the bed is the best part of this truck. It is nearly perfect with no major rust other than a little surface rust on the inside. The tailgate and fenders are very, very solid. There are some stress cracks that are typical of this design.
This thing has a Factory CLOCK? In a truck? Hmmmm.... COOL!
Some Pics: all are hyperlinked to larger, clearer images.....just click away!
I couldn't get a good picture of the left side due to that car being in the way.....
The bed and tailgate are very nice... just some surface rust... no major rust through!
The dash and interior are in good condition, it even has a factory clock! The engine runs, but has an off-idle miss, but it still moves under it's own power...it won't stop though... the brakes need alot of work!
This was the first truck I'd come across that had everything I wanted in a tow-vehicle. First off, it's V-8- I looked at several nice 1/2 tons, but they were all 6 cylinders. It is also 3 speed/overdrive. This enhances the trucks "driveability" for me.... I plan on using it as my Daily Driver. And probably the most important thing- it's a Stepside Longbed. Apologies to those with the later "Wide Box" trucks... but this bed just seems a better "fit" with an old truck.
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