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With only 400 built and 4 known to exist, we can almost guarantee
you've never seen another truck like this extremely impressive 1935
International C-1 DeLuxe panel truck. Originally used to deliver
flowers, it's been skillfully transformed into the ultimate hauler,
a stunning truck with room for the whole family and then some! It's
also filled with all the creature comforts and given its size, you
can imagine the amount of work involved here.
Rare vehicles are always a challenge to restore, but this truck more than measures up to the promises made in the photos. The beautiful black paint is miles deep with just a few very minor chips on the fenders, which is inevitable on a vehicle that is driven regularly. Underneath that beautiful black paint is a vintage 1935 delivery truck with exceptionally nice bodywork, wonderful proportions, and a few custom tricks that make it very friendly. Windows were expertly grafted into the sides of the panel box to make it bright and airy inside and to make the folks in the back seat not feel like they were in a sealed box, and the overall look is very OEM. This is a big truck, make no mistake about that, but the proportions and gracefully flowing fenders give it a tidy look that's going to attract a ton of attention at the next show you attend. International's upright grille and bulldog hood ornament leave no question as to its identity and the bright chrome bumpers and trim look awesome against the black paint. You want to make a statement? This truck makes it big and bold!
The stunning red leather interior was built for long hauls and offers comfortable front buckets and a rear bench for family and friends. The headliner and side panels were also wrapped in soft leather hides and the aroma alone makes the price of admission totally worth it. There's a lot of space inside, but it has a massive dual A/C system that chills it easily with controls for the rear seat area. Beautiful Auto Meter gauges are set into a custom billet panel and the wood-rimmed banjo-style wheel has a vintage flair. Plush carpets, a tilt/telescope steering column, power seats, and a powerful AM/FM/CD/iPod stereo make this the ultimate long-haul rod for the guy with a family. Swing open the barn-style rear door and you'll find a fully finished cargo bay with more incredible stitchwork and a hidden compartment underneath for security and to keep some of the A/C components out of sight.
Power comes from a plenty stout 383 cubic inch Chevy stroker motor that moves the big truck with ease. You know it's going to attract a lot of attention, so it's a good thing it's covered in chrome and polished aluminum and since it was built for the road, everything is all sorted out. A big aluminum radiator, Edelbrock intake and carburetor, polished accessories, and aluminum heads are all proof that this was a cost-no-object built and it's simply spectacular on the road. A 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission feeds a 3.73-geared 10-bolt rear, so it's quick around town but settles down and tracks down the highway like a cruise missile. A custom A-arm style front suspension offers power rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes, while leaf springs hold up the rear for superior ride and hauling capabilities. It's got just the right rake and sits on Eagle alloys with staggered Goodyear radials for the perfect stance.
There's not enough room here to tell you all the awesome stuff that's going on here, but suffice to say this is one of the most impressive rides we've ever featured. Call today for all the details!