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#981302 Fri Oct 25 2013 01:53 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,766
Extreme Gabster
Need a quick opinion. Looking at a Gilbarco 96? gas
pump, I'm guessing from around the early to mid 50's.
Looks a tiny bit different than the 96C. Has the
upper trim strip just an inch or so below the bottom
of the top cover. I'd give it about a 'B' or 'B-',
missing the pump and motor and appears most of the
gas pumping plumbing. has a nice clean face, has
crank handle, has hose and nozzle, has been painted
with a brush white body and dark red (maroon) door.

Going on auction this weekend, in the morning in fact.
Any guesses what it would go for? A+ restorations look
to be about $3k to $4k, rusted out hulks around $250
to $500. I'm thinking it might come in at about $1200
to $1500???? I fully understand that there just might
be that guy with a pocket full of money who's willing
to pay any amount just to have it. But if he's not
there I might have a chance.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Re: Gilbarco?
Denny Graham #981310 Fri Oct 25 2013 02:47 PM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 446
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Sounds a little high Denny, I would think around $300 - $500 for an unrestored, gutted pump, but I haven't been following prices lately. Like you said, it's a crap shoot at an auction. Should have been looking 20-25 years ago when every farm had one and then the EPA came down on underground tanks and the farmers quickly removed them and would give 'em away for a song. Seems like they disappeared overnight.
On another note, I was at a new station near here the other day and was filling up at one of those fancy new pumps with a TV monitor built in with the daily morning show on and all the bells and whistles. Looked down and saw it was built by Gilbarco.


Re: Gilbarco?
Denny Graham #981353 Fri Oct 25 2013 04:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,526
Looks like most parts are available. This is just one of the sites I found.

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1950 Chevy Coupe

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Re: Gilbarco?
Denny Graham #981374 Fri Oct 25 2013 05:38 PM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 9,368
Moderator, Passing Lane
contact American restoration.. he can fix it up for about $6,000
after you pay $300


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Re: Gilbarco?
Denny Graham #981494 Sat Oct 26 2013 03:37 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,766
Extreme Gabster
Oh yeah, Gilbarco is one of the few old timers that has been
quite successful in keeping pace with the modern technology.
Tokheim still has their hat in the ring but I believe they are
focused mostly outside the US. And those days of finding a
decent restorable pump for $500 are long gone. That might get
your a rust bucket with some romance of the face plate but
that's about all.

Been to that site Alvin, there are as many places selling
restoration parts for the pumps as we have selling parts for
our trucks. Big market since they have turned into such a big
ticket item. Heck, even the fiberglass reproductions are
selling for over a grand.

Now Fred, don't cha know if I were to find one worth restoring
I'd just have to do it my self. I've been working for the past
week or so on closing in my 8'x 12' spray booth. For me 90% of
the problems I run into is having an adequate place to do my
painting. Hope to have that problem in the past by Christmas.
But, it's gonna be to cold to try it out by then, have to wait
for spring when the paint thaws out.

Well, I'm gonna go to the auction in the morning but I'm pretty
sure I'm not gonna bring enough cash to take that pump home.
Right now it's got a red and white crown on it and that's gonna
add another three or four hundred bucks to the selling price.

Night all,
Denny G

Re: Gilbarco?
Denny Graham #981506 Sat Oct 26 2013 04:26 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,759
I would like to see just one gas station have the balls to put in one antique pump, cash only of course. I think it would be a big hit.

Re: Gilbarco?
Denny Graham #981527 Sat Oct 26 2013 07:00 AM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,847
I have owned a few over the years Denny the only one I kept was this Wayne cut-60 wide body. You can still find decent ones here for $500-1000 hope you get it!

Re: Gilbarco?
Denny Graham #981533 Sat Oct 26 2013 12:24 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,766
Extreme Gabster
I don't think the Illinois Department of Agriculture would give
them a sticker for the antique pumps and their insurance would
probably be voided Carl.

That the Texeco one that sits at the back of the garage Brad?
Looks like a nice one. $7k to $8k now days professionally
restored. They're a good investment, have been doubling at a
higher rate than the stock market. Fun to have and it's more of
a sure bet.

Well I'm off to see what that Gilbarco 96 will go for. Still not
sure which model 96 it is, which ever, bet it will go for over $2k.


Last edited by Denny Graham; Sat Oct 26 2013 12:25 PM.
Re: Gilbarco?
Denny Graham #981558 Sat Oct 26 2013 02:13 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,847
Hate to even say how I got it. Pulled two Wayne cut-70's and that one out from behind a guys closed service station, he was happy to have me haul them off! About 12 years ago, times have changed. Good luck Denny.
As a side note removing everything but the Veeder-Root computer and some electrics. The globe, sunburst, and display face light up. This turns a 300 pound pump into about 80lbs.

Re: Gilbarco?
Denny Graham #981602 Sat Oct 26 2013 05:56 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,766
Extreme Gabster
Had a nice light pole also, was eaves dropping in on some
conversations in front of these items and over heard one guy,
was one of those guys with the $50k, 'someone else built it' street rods,
telling his buddy that the pump and light were going
to be his by the end of the day. That was enough for me to pack
it up and head home, wasn't gonna waste any more of my day.
I'll just leave the stuff for the guys with the deep pockets,
it's way out of my class, don't even know why I let myself wish
for stuff like that. I should know by now that I orta be
satisfied with the scraps that people throw away.


Last edited by Denny Graham; Sat Oct 26 2013 05:58 PM.
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