This Pilothouse Era 1951 Chrysler Canada FARGO ½ ton pickup has won two “best truck in show” awards at local meets. It has been painstakingly restored as close as possible to the original.
“An abandoned farm truck found a new home, still in the family, but nowhere near the farm. It, like its owner, is retired from labouring and enjoying the good life!”
This unique workhorse truck came from a family farm in Northern Alberta and was last registered in 1978. From that time until I restored the truck it sat on the farm in a field. We suspect it was originally employed at the military base in Beaverlodge Alberta Canada and was sold to a local farmer before the family owned it. I recovered it in 2000 and my photo journal tells the story of its restoration until it was registered and road worthy in 2010.
Mostly shown at country fairs and cruise nights, I have always allowed access to the truck for pictures and have never imposed a “no touch policy”. It is, after all a truck. My greatest thrill is to see folks who remember their childhood on the farm, and who, seeing my truck, get in behind the wheel and reminisce, some with tears in their eyes.
The attached 2020 professional appraisal attests to its condition and value. It has truly been a wonderful addition to my life’s story and I hope a new owner will generate new and equally unforgettable memories that this classic beauty.