Take a moment to understand the rarity of finding a 1929 Fargo for
sale. A truck with a genuine 1920s feel like this one begs for a
lazy Sunday drive, and reminds you of the serenity that a country
road can provide.
This is the end of the line. The Depression would hit by the end of 1929 and this model would be the last independent Fargo pickups. Don't know the Fargo name? This industrial vehicle line joined the Chrysler Corporation the prior year, and while there were very few post-war sales in the USA, you could still see their name in most of the trim tags of Dodge trucks through the 1980s. Does this history have you intrigued? Well, you haven't even checked out the truck yet. The pickup's exceptional condition is rare, because most from this era were purchased to be lifelong workhorses and not many survived. It does have a touch of indulgence with the chrome on the grille and bumpers, but the rest of the body is much more industrial. In fact, its labor credentials feel so legitimate, there's a temptation to stencil your name down the side with your fictitious feed-n-seed company. We won't stop you, but please don't ruin the quality royal blue already on this truck. The polished wood of the stake-side bed looks exceptional, and it's obvious that the rear has been restored somewhat recently because wood can't go untouched 85 years on this earth and continue to look this good. Still, just like the rest of the truck, the history has been respected.
Inside is a cab built for long-lasting function. The vinyl bench seat is intact and very authentic. The dashboard has all the right gauges functioning correctly, and even the nifty rotating speedometer and the odometer that has been rolled back to the day it was restored (only 166 miles since.) The four-spoke wood wheel was purely functional decades ago, but today it is beautifully artistic. The four-speed manual has a purposeful metallic feel. There is no radio, but the impression this oldtimer instantly makes creates a mental soundtrack of a slow jazz on a crisp afternoon.
If you're not into making your own music, there is one other sound that never gets old. The 236 cubic-inch straight-six motor gives off an industrial symphony of simplicity. It is a rhythmic chug that feels like being in charge of a mini locomotive as the tempo increases with the acceleration. The ride is another exercise in minimalism. Leaf springs, wooden wheels, and bias ply tires are far from modern, which makes them perfect in this time capsule of a pickup. The full experience of being behind the wheel feels like rolling history. Caring for this truck is like watching over a part of this story.
An authentic vintage truck is a huge part of American history. There will be no speed records in this pickup, but for the right person, every day can be a Sunday drive. Call today!!!