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1959 Panel Bus, Walk Thru, Original Paint with Company Logos!

This is a early 1959 "High Taillight" Panel Bus, an early Walk Thru, with beautifully faded original Dove Blue paint and original company logos from Muskogee Mobile Homes in Muskogee, Oklahoma. I personally get a kick out of the Mobile Home Company logos.  This Bus literally came from the trailer park!  Consider how cheap a Mobile Home must have been in Oklahoma in the late 1950's...  Definitely a rare and unique early Panel Bus with an awesome look, and loads of character. 

Some of the features include all original paint inside and out, very legible original company logos with old telephone numbers and even a old school telephone receiver on the decklid, very early Walk Thru model with the early walls and seats, high mount glass taillights with "K" logoed lenses, bullet turn signals, rare original Harp mirror arms with dealer accessory oversized industrial mirrors, correct early "thin shaft" wipers, early original HWE full length industrial roof rack, original slash cut bumpers, new Sprint Star wheels, super low stance with a narrowed adjustable beam, dropped spindles, a straight axle rear, all new 1641cc engine, new tires, new brakes, new interior panels, new body rubber, mostly new window rubber, everything works, it fires right up, runs and drives excellent, sounds absolutely evil, and gets loads of positive attention everywhere it goes.

The body is in nice unmolested original shape, all original Dove Blue paint inside and out, and all of the grey primer in the rear is clean and original as well.  It is an early 1959 so the taillights are in the high position just the same as late 1957 and 1958 Buses had.  Another cool thing to note is that since it's a factory walk thru it lacks the upper rear vents you typically saw on bench seat Panels.  It looks super cool since it's just smooth back there.  All of the doors are correct, icepick handles, high hinge cargo doors, early eyebrow decklid, correct and original crank start apron (couple pea shooter notches in it), etc.  There was a small small inspection hole cut in the rear engine deck above the engine but that has now been repaired with the original piece!  The body is extremely straight, all of the doors line up very nicely, and there are no major dents anywhere.  There is obviously rust in the rockers, the jackpoints, some in the outriggers, front cross member, a bit of perforation on the driver's side front floor, and in the passengers front cab floor there is a decent sized hole, and a small spot at the tip of the "V" in the lower nose.  It has been enjoyed as it is for a long time and could continue to be so as is or you could patch those areas and have a great and solid early Bus. 

The interior is in great shape.  All of the paint inside is the original, Dove Blue and the light grey in the rear.  The dash is in excellent shape, no cuts, strong and shiny original paint, original radio block off still intact and a very nice original 70mph clear needle speedo still in place as well.  The front early walk thru seats have been completely restored with painted frames, new padding, and a very good match and exact pattern seat covers in the correct light grey.  The door, kick, and headliner cards are also all new and look excellent.  The original early chrome ribbed cab handles and black Bakelite escutcheons are also there and nice.  The original pressboard sunvisor is also there and in excellent shape.  Overall, very clean, very correct, and very much the way it was when the Bus was new 52 years ago.

Mechanically the Bus features a all new 1641cc engine from VW Paradise, narrowed beam, dropped spindles, straight axle trans, recently rebuilt brakes, new Sprint Star wheels with low miles on new low profile tires, 12 volt electrical conversion, and all electrics work!  Here are the specs on the Engine:

~1641cc built by VW Paradise
~New Case
~New CB Counterweighted Crank 
~CB Uni Tech Rods
~Engle 110 Cam
~EMPI Straight Cut Cam Gears
~CB Lifters
~Bugpack Big Valve Heads
~CB Rockers
~CB Deep Sump
~New Italian Weber Dual 40 Carbs
~Polished Manifolds
~New Alternator
~A1 Sidewinder Ceramic Coated Header
~Polished A1 Bullet Muffler
~CB Pulley
~Custom Fan Pulley
~All New Tin
~High Volume Oil Pump
~Full Flowed Case with Remote Mounted Oil Filter

Several thousand dollars have been spent on the new engine, it has less than 1,000 miles on it, it runs and drives beautifully, and the Bus has made many long trips all over Southern California in the last several years. 

This one has a cool factor of 10, is definitely about as cool a Panel as you will find, and is fully turnkey, ready to cruise and enjoy!  Thanks!


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* Please note that this Bus is located in San Diego, California.

Brendan Finn (858)366-2549

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