I guess I've gotten lucky. My former employer was selling the company and was motivated to do something with the 53 3800 he had parked in the barn in 85. After asking 4K for years he accepted my offer of 2. The new owner is letting me store and work on it in the barn until the space is needed. It was driven in and I hope to drive it out soon. Painted copper and smelling of rodents but almost no rust and what may be the original engine.
Talk about money , on Oct. 5th i was watching Haggerty sales in Vegas and a 65 chev one ton panel came on the block , original frame but modern drive train. it sold for ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND dollars . No misprints here. The guys mother must have bought it !!!!
It must be people that don't know a thing about the trucks. I see no value in modified junk. Unless it is done with out ruining the stock stuff.