A pair of trucks will finish up their auctions today on Hemmings Auctions. A 1942 Ford Commercial 3-ton truck that has proven to be a piece of Canadian history and a 1978 Chevy C20 that’s built to haul are still available for bids, but only for a few more hours. For the latest up to the moment listings, be sure to visit www.hemmings.com/auctions.
This three-tonner has a Canadian background and was one of the last vehicles built before Ford of Canada switched over to military production. The engine is the 239-cu.in. flathead V-8 and was rebuilt under approval of Ford of Canada by Eastern Rebuilders in Quebec. The transmission is a four-speed manual and the truck still has the original 6-volt electrical system. The full restoration included refreshing the truck’s red and black exterior plus a 6 x 8-foot stake bed adorned with varnished maple. The interior of the cab is original including the floor mat with no water leaks and fully functioning gauges. Fully operational and ready to be driven, the truck also has all six tires in new condition.
1978 Chevrolet C20
Chevy trucks from the 1970s seemed ubiquitous across the American landscape for many years, but over time they have been disappearing as decades of hard work, aging, and climate take their toll. But this C20 Cheyenne is in great condition and is equipped with a 454-cu.in. V-8, capable of 240 hp. Gears shift smoothly via the Turbo Hydra-Matic 400, with a Positraction limited–slip differential and 4.10 rear-axle ratio. The ZY4-code two-tone paint has been redone in factory Cardinal Red and Frost White colors. Options are evident in the Z53 instrument cluster with tachometer, voltmeter, oil pressure, and temperature gauges with the Z84 brush-finished trim bezel. The most prominent option selected was the Deluxe Camper Special equipment option (Z83), specifically outfitted for cab-over slide-in campers.