1960 Single Cab OG Paint

1960 Original Paint Sealing Wax Red Single Cab With "NOS" Canvas!

This early Sealing Wax Red Single Cab is a patina lovers dream.  Extremely cool fade on a unusual and desirable original early Commercial Bus color, bone stock throughout, just the pure essence of a survivor Truck. Great care has been taken to keep this Truck as correct, original, and authentic as possible and it shows. 

It has a ton of cool features including a near mint/nearly "NOS" original Canvas, original hoops, original paint Sealing Wax Red Ambulance Fan, trip speedometer, working Blaupunkt radio, fully rebuilt stock stale air 40hp engine with low miles, rebuilt stock transaxle also with low miles, and a super nice original interior, too.

The body is approximately 95% factory original Sealing Wax Red paint while the bumpers have been resprayed in their correct color of Silver White. Even the front emblem, original 15" Bus wheels, and correct grey commercial hubcaps are original paint!  The battery tray has a new replacement section riveted over the original and it has been sprayed in Sealing Wax Red. Additionally the driver's side front floor corner wedge was replaced and paint blended to match.  The Truck bed is very straight and solid with only some minor waves in a few small places. The rockers, doglegs, jack points, frame, and undercarriage are all dry and solid. There is a small area on one rocker that is beginning to show signs of an issue but for now it has no holes.  Overall I'd say that no rust work needs to be performed anytime soon and that this one should continue on as it is in its true survivor condition, enjoyed as it is.

The interior is original, paint, interior panels, seat cover, floor mat, sunvisor, etc. The dash is in beautiful original condition, shiny paint, no cuts, just plain nice. There is a working Blaupunkt AM/FM radio in it but only the FM band is working. How often do you see a working original radio in a old Bus? A couple of upgrades in the cab include a original paint Ambulance Fan and a fully restored 70mph clear needle speedo that had a trip meter added to it. 

Mechanically it has proven to be an extremely reliable runner over the last handful of years. Fires right up, runs smooth, and doesn't miss a beat. The engine is a rebuilt 1200cc 40hp completely machined and blueprinted, case lapped and line bored, new standard main bearings, ground and polished crank, new cam and lifters, fully rebuilt heads with new valve guides, case savers used on the head studs, and the case was welded behind #3 for added strength. All of the work was performed by Conemac Precision of Canoga Park, a shop that solely rebuilds air cooled VW and Porsche motors. Other recently replaced parts include the starter, generator, coil, distributor, fuel pump, and carburetor. The distributor, fuel pump, and carburetor are fully restored correct units done up by specialist Ed Fall.  The brake system was completely and professionally rebuilt a handful of years back with a new master cylinder, rubber lines, wheel cylinders, new axle seals and repacked wheel bearings. The steering box was also rebuilt and is nice and tight. There are roughly 10,000 miles on the engine and other mechanical work. The transaxle is the original reduction box unit and was rebuilt just several hundred miles ago.  This Truck runs very well and drives nicely, too. The Truck sits on a set of correct size and style 6.40-15 Firestone bias plies that are a handful of years old as well.  Additionally the Truck was recently fully serviced by Competition Engineering in Arizona.

Lastly, the "icing on the cake" is the "NOS" canvas mounted on original hoops. It has been mounted a few times to display at shows and has some minor stains in a few spots as something was spilled on it when in storage, however, I don't think I've ever seen a nicer one in my life. The Oak bed slats and hardware were replaced with new a handful of years back as well.

Overall, this one is fully turnkey, ready to enjoy, a purist's dream, truly one to fall in love with.  Thanks!
Sale Pending!

Please note that this cool Single Cab is located near Phoenix, Arizona.

Potential buyers with serious interest can email me for additional pics.

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Brendan Finn (858)366-2549

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