Many old work trucks are used, abused and eventually wind up rotting away in a junkyard. But every once in while they are saved from the automotive graveyard through proper maintenance a bit of modification and become collectable pieces of automotive history on their own right, like this 1959 Chevrolet Viking 60 dually pickup truck.
The particular trucks has been owned by the city of Oak Ride, Tennessee for the past 50-years and has lived a very easy life as a parade vehicle for the past 30-years. The chunky push-bar up front also indicates it’s more than capable of providing a little extra push should one of the floats require assistance.
The seller doesn’t go into much detail, but we’re told it packs an inline six-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. The odometer shows a scant 33,418 miles, but we have no idea if it still uses the original mill.
The truck also appears to have been restored at least once during its lifetime, although the bare-metal interior suggests most of the work was done on the body.
We’re assured it runs and drive perfectly, a surprising statement considering the highest bid for this big old Chevrolet truck on eBay currently sits at just $6,100–and that’s a total steal if you ask us.