Two more vehicles will reach their conclusion today on Hemmings Auctions: a single-family-owned Ford pickup that helped the nation celebrate a huge milestone, and a top-down Chevelle that is a throwback to GM muscle. Up-to-the-second statuses of these and all of the lots are available at Hemmings.com/auctions.
This patriotic limited-edition Ford truck sports the Bicentennial option with the solid Bahama Blue paint scheme. Of course, the interior features red-white-and-blue plaid inserts, color-keyed floor mat and a special glove box door with an eagle ornament. The heart of this Ford features a 390-cu.in. V-8, which is said to be new and a C6 three-speed automatic transmission. Used as a farm truck by one family for most of its years, the truck shows most of its relatively minor wear in the bed with some minor cosmetic issues here and there. The interior shows light cracking on the vinyl but is largely clean throughout. This truck should be in great shape for the nation’s 250th birthday.
GM A-body convertibles from the 1960s to early 1970s will always turn some heads and this ’68 Chevelle not only fits that era but has low-mileage and great power to boot. The 327–backed by a Muncie four-speed–is the L79 high-output version, rated at 325 hp and featuring a four-barrel carburetor and a factory performance camshaft. During this Chevelle’s restoration its stock, unmodified body was repainted in Grecian Green, while the manual convertible frame was freshened with a new black top. The bucket seats were replaced as well, and the dash features an uncommon “barrel tach” option located between the clock/gauges and speedometer.