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1950 Chev, <500miles, $60K find

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by no55mad, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. no55mad
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,864


    Can't get the pix to come up - maybe a computer savy HAMB'r could google this and get the pix up.
    See repoman's post below :)

    437 Actual miles

    They ARE still out there somewhere! ! ! 1950 Chevrolet Club Coupe 437 original, actual miles, only 3 owners. Check out the dealer installed "oil filter" , the rusty carb, and you can even see the spark plugs if they need changed.

    Purchased new by Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Trueblood of Modesto . Shortly after purchasing this car, Mr. Trueblood took a day off to go fishing. While waiting for the "big one" to bite he witnessed a woman fall out of her boat. Mr. Trueblood jumped in to help only to fall victim of a fatal heart attack. Mrs.. Trueblood returned the car home and placed it in the garage for the next 12 years. The odometer reading at that time (1962) was 413 miles.

    Mrs. Trueblood lived next door to a used car lot owned by Mr. William E. Wilson (now 81 years old). Mr. Wilson spoke with her frequently and often told her he would like to buy the car for himself to keep. In 1962 the time had come. Mrs. Trueblood told Mr. Wilson she needed a car for her bookkeeper who didn't really care for the ol' Chevy and would prefer a Rambler. No problem. Mr. Wilson went down to the local Rambler dealer and bought a brand new one for $1,650.00 ($100.00 over cost) and made the swap.

    He then took the car home and parked it with 433 actual miles. And there it sat for the next 45 years, occasionally being started and moved in and out of the garage. In 2007 Mr. Wilson decided to sell the car and started spreading the word around Modesto that the ol' Chevy with 433 miles on it was for sale. Many had heard about the car, but hardly anyone had ever laid eyes on it. In fact, according to Mr. Wilson he believes he only showed the car to about 5 people in 45 years. Word spread quickly about the car and soon a buyer arrived ready and willing to pay the $60,000 asking price. When Mr. Wilson told me the story of this car he complained heavily of the "capital gains" tax he was required to pay and wished he had never sold it. As of this writing, Mr. Wilson is still alive and well in Modesto and can verify the miles and originality of this car. Simply put, this is a true 100% factory original survivor (that includes the air in the tires). This ol' Chevy now has 437 original miles and is most likely the world's lowest mileage 1950 Chevy.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2010
  2. repoman
    Joined: Jan 2, 2005
    Posts: 1,276


  3. 40hemicpe
    Joined: May 12, 2007
    Posts: 967


  4. no55mad
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,864


  5. krimsonghost
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 83


    Didn't that sell at barret jackson this year?
  6. Now that is a survivor. So Cool!!!

    the pics




  7. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,823


    I'd love to chop that one up!
  8. Make it a gasser! Coming to a museum near you.
  9. Something like that NEEDS to be left as-is, untouched and unmodified. It's a true time capsule!
  10. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
    Posts: 1,874


    Wow,thats unreal!!!I can't imagine having that,its perfect.
  11. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


  12. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    Must have been smoking something to pay 60k for a 50 Chevy and it's not even a convert. Nuts
  13. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,027

    from California

    I would have bought it, but it is a 50. I only buy 49's.
  14. mikeco
    Joined: Nov 3, 2008
    Posts: 393

    from virginia

    Yes I'm sure thats the one they had run across the block.
  15. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    The man who lays a sawsall to that car ought to be shot...................seriously.

  16. fbama73
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 989


    Sorry, Frank- but having just come from looking at a 51 coupe that has a VERY good chance at being my next project, I see about three inches in that roof that shouldn't be there.

    But, the one I'm looking at is an old rusty beater that looks like it was shot at and missed, shit at and hit- it's BEAUTIFUL!
  17. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,822


    If I were to ever find something like that it would get some miles put on it as I would get it out and drive it some.
  18. rodncustom
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,317


    Posted here before, and ran at Barrett-Jackson this year, after being for sale at a classic car dealer in Oregon for a while.
  19. chopt49
    Joined: Jul 5, 2006
    Posts: 945


    drooling on my keyboard.... in need of a towel... damn!
  20. briggs&strattonChev
    Joined: Feb 20, 2003
    Posts: 2,233


    I looked it up. Scottsdale 2010 Lot #950
  21. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,181

    from nor cal

  22. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,548


    I'd sure like to have that one. I agree that it should be preserved as is. There are plenty of high milers out there to cut up.

  23. ol'skool29
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,077


    i'm with you man! mileage means nothing, this car is CHERRY!! great for a custom :D
  24. That car was picked apart on chevytalk, on like 4 diff posts, over the last 3 years....
    General conclusion, the mileage was a lie.
  25. BEAR
    Joined: Sep 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,310


    i like it!!!!!
  26. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,063


    way cool, but coulda restored one for that anyway you want...

    idk... way cool for the miles, but you can never know thats true...
  27. outlaw1949
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 507


    Looks just like mine:rolleyes:

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