The automotive enthusiasts’ haven, BringATrailer.com, has unveiled a gem from the past – a 1956 Dodge C-3-B pickup truck. This classic 1/2-ton beauty boasts a rich history, having been overhauled in the early 2000s and acquired by the current seller in April 2021. With a host of carefully executed upgrades and a striking exterior finish, this Dodge C-series pickup is bound to turn heads.
The truck exudes a timeless allure, resplendent in a vibrant green finish complemented by cream accents. A sturdy black front bumper and a cream-finished grille add a touch of rugged sophistication. The step-side bed reveals a meticulously crafted wood flooring, harking back to an era of craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Black-finished 15-inch wheels, adorned with classic Dodge-stamped hubcaps, provide the perfect finishing touch. The wheels are shod with period-correct 6.50-16 Firestone Deluxe Champion whitewall tires, offering a nod to its original charm. Recent service history notes a careful overhaul of braking components, including front brake shoes, wheel cylinders, and wheel seals, ensuring a safe and reliable driving experience.
Stepping inside, the bench seat welcomes with plush two-tone cream and gray vinyl upholstery. The headliner, a testament to the thoroughness of the restoration, has been replaced to meet the highest standards. A three-spoke steering wheel presides over the vintage dashboard, featuring a 110-mph speedometer and supplementary gauges. While the fuel gauge is inoperative, it’s a minor detail in the grander narrative of this automotive timepiece.
Powering this classic pickup is a carbureted 3.8-liter (230 cubic-inch) flathead I6, delivering a respectable 115 horsepower when it first graced the roads. Recent maintenance records highlight a thorough refresh, including a replacement of the freeze plug in 2021 and a new radiator and hoses in 2022. Additionally, the timing chain, fuel filter and gasket, battery, and front main seal have been thoughtfully replaced in 2023. A minor oil pan gasket repair is noted, and the replacement gasket is included, demonstrating the owner’s commitment to preserving this piece of history.
The power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a column-shifted three-speed manual transmission, offering a direct and engaging driving experience. The underbody exhibits some signs of corrosion, which is not uncommon for a vehicle of this vintage.
Touting a Pennsylvania title with a ‘Not Actual Mileage’ designation, this 1956 Dodge C-3-B pickup comes complete with spare parts, a car cover, and comprehensive service records. Currently up for auction on BringATrailer.com, bidding ends on Friday, October 20th at 3:01 p.m. EDT.
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