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09 January 2011
# 2856

Owned by
Mark Boehm
Bolter # 26070
Clarkston, MI

1955 Chevrolet 6100 Wrecker


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From Mark :

When I was 15, my Dad and I rebuilt a 1957 Chevy 2 door. Recently, I was remembering those times with him and all the stuff he taught me and I decided to find an old Chevy to restore.

I almost bought a 1956 Chevy 2 door hardtop but then I came across this old truck. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one for me.

This old wrecker was located in the desert just out side of Las Vegas and had been sitting there for 35 years. The previous owner had it for five years but never got around to restoring it.

I flew out there one day, checked it out and bought it. Although it was most recently inhabited by a desert rat, the truck runs and the body is very solid. The factory 6 cylinder had been replaced with a 283 and at some point the truck was stripped and repainted blue. It appears to have been originally red.

My plans are to restore the truck with a few modificatins and keep it as a wrecker. I will replace the 283 with a 350.

My Dad passed many years ago, but as I restore the truck you can be sure he will be a big part of it, just like he was all those years ago.








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