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Leonardtown, Maryland


1953 Chevrolet 3800

Owned by


Brian and Krystal Russell
"Brian & Krystal"
Bolter # 16953
Lancaster, Kentucky


20 February 2008
# 2236

From Brian :

         Here is our 1953 Chevrolet 3800, "Gretchen." [ doorplate ] It has a 235 ci engine. [ engine ]

         We purchased the truck from a farm in the area in 1953. The truck had spent 25 years with that owner, being driven by one of the gentlemen (Mr. Hall) that worked on the farm. Mr. Hall bought his own farm and Gretchen also. He recently sold his farm and put her out to the road for $250.

         While on a beautiful country drive, my wife and I drove by and she said "Did that sign say $250 or $2500?" I said, "Probably $2500." So we turned around and it was $250. [ pix ]

         We tried contacting Mr. Hall all day and finally got ahold of him that evening. I asked him if it ran. Mr. Hall replied, "Well yes, take ya to Tennessee if you want." I told him I would be right there!

         Gretchen is now patiently waiting for some space in the for her. Then Krystal and I can start her restoration. One point I need to make is this is mostly my wife's truck. But the joy in having it will be working on it together!!!