Yes, the original electrical system on this 1953 Chevrolet 3800 utility truck for sale on Hemmings.com has been switched over to 12-volt. But the rest of the truck – including its signature feature, the original and still operating ladder, as well as its utility box – remains well preserved rather than converted into another highly polished flatbed or pickup bed truck. From the seller’s description:
totally original. Only 68,000 miles, 216 6-cyl., runs great! Fresh tune-up. Starts fast. Professionally installed 12-volt system. 5-window cab is rock solid gorgeous. No rust holes. Floor is solid, still contains the factory wool padding & rubber floor mat. Headliner is factory original & in perfect condition. Last utilized in 1985. Stored inside entire life. Wood ladder is in perfect shape. The elevating ladder system operates like new. Elevates with ease, quiet and smooth. Rotates left and right. Construction box is flawless. All doors open and close perfectly. Inside cabinets are clean, no rust, no dents. Passenger’s front fender has small dent and small rust area.
Location: Jenison, Michigan
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