Unbelievable. An urban legend? No, its real. Lambrecht Chevrolet, a dealership in business from shortly after World War II until the mid-nineteen nineties, is selling off a collection of 500 cars amassed over that period, most period trade-ins that were kept instead of being sold. If that is not special enough, about 50 of the cars have less than 11 miles (yes 11) on them as they were never sold by the dealership when new. This one, a 1958 Chevrolet pickup, has only 5.4 miles on the odometer.
International Harvester pick-up trucks, commonly referred to as “Corn Binders” by old-timers and enthusiasts, are a rare sight to start with. The fact that this 1966 1200 model is a crew cab long box makes it especially rare. The seller’s description indicates it may be a “one of one” model that was special ordered and modified at the factory, though some supporting documentation would be nice to back up that claim.
The paint is believed to be original but is aged and there is some rust damage in spots. The current seller did a mechanical recommissioning after 8 years of storage (though its not clear if that was inside or outside). The seller also lists as series of driving landmarks the truck has seen since but does mention that the truck is now due for some maintenance. The rear view of the truck is very simple, but impressive.
Unfortunately the seats had to be custom reupolstered but they do not look out of place in the pictures. The truck does retain its original split ring rims but you may have a hard time finding a tire shop willing to work with them. This unique vehicle is available here on eBay in Aspen Colorado for an opening bid of $7,150.