1957 Panel with Logos!

Early 1957 Panel Bus, Original Paint, Sanford TV Logos!

Here's an extremely cool, unbelievably solid, and very original early 1957 Panel Bus that would be a very easy and enjoyable one to return to the road.

It features original Dove Blue paint with original logos from "Sanford Radio and TV Service and Repair" in Sheridan, Wyoming, an incredibly dry and solid original body, original bubble taillights, brakelight decklid, pressed bumpers, and so much more.

The body is very impressive for its 57 years, very straight with some bonks as you'd expect for an unmolested survivor, almost no rust, and it is largely untampered with correct doors, thick lipped doglegs, flat wheel wells, original brakelight decklid, beautiful original crankstart apron, unbelievably nice original cargo floor, and original pressed bumpers in fair shape, too. The only spots of rust I noticed were a few tiny holes in the front floor, a small spot on the inner cargo rocker, and a couple small spots on the outer cargo rocker. The battery tray is even completely intact.

The interior has several highlights including a beautiful original paint dash, correct original flat back front seat, nice original front floor mat, correct 70mph speedometer, superb original flat grey paint in the cargo area, and something I don't ever recall seeing in the past, a very nice gas heater assembly that includes all the ducting all the way from the engine compartment through the little vent screen on the end inside the cargo area. Those seem to have always been tossed in the trash decades ago but not this one!

Mechanically the Bus will need an extensive revival as it's been off the road for decades. There is no engine. The brakes were just done since these pics were taken as well. Other details to note include the correct split case transaxle, correct stock front beam, and the wiring looks to be in pretty good shape, too.

This is an excellent early canvas to build an extremely cool patina Bus out of. It is very hard to find a bubble taillight Bus that is this original, dry, solid, and unhacked anymore! Thanks!


Please note that this early Panel Bus is located in North San Diego County.

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Brendan Finn (858)366-2549

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