03-22-2012, 08:57 AM
Aylett (Richmond Area), VA
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3,451 | Kudos: +200
Wouldn't you love to have it.
When was the last time you saw a 6 volt battery?
You'll LOVE this one. What got me was the seat
covers... Remember??? Well you youngsters
won't, but us oldsters will, betcha!!!
The oil filter is the blue can with yellow top,
you could stick a roll of toilet paper in there.
The air filter is the oil bath type, the bottom
portion is filled with oil and when you cleaned
it you replaced the oil and clean the sump and
mesh wire filter This is awesome!
1950 Chevrolet Club Coupe, 437 original miles,
only three owners. Check out the dealer installed
"oil filter", the rusty carb, and you can even see
the spark plugs if they need to be changed.
Purchased new by Mr. And Mrs. Jessie
Trueblood of Modesto , CA . Shortly after
purchasing this car, Mr. Trueblood took a
day off to go fishing. While waiting for
the "big one" to bite he witnessed a
woman fall out of her boat. Mr. Trueblood
jumped in to help, only to fall victim of a
fatal heart attack. Mrs. Trueblood returned
the car home and placed it in the garage for
the next 12 years.The odometer reading at
that time (1962) was 413 miles.
Mrs. Trueblood lived next door to a used car lot owned by Mr.
William E. Wilson (now 81 years old). Mr. Wilson spoke with
her frequently and often told her he would like to buy the car
for himself to keep. In 1962 the time had come. Mrs. Trueblood
told Mr. Wilson she needed a car for her bookkeeper who didn't
really care for the old Chevy and would prefer a Rambler. No
problem - Mr. Wilson went down to the local Rambler dealer
and bought a brand new one for $1,650.00 ($100.00 over cost)
and made the swap.
He then took the Chevy home and parked
it with 433 actual miles. And there it sat
for the next 45 years, occasionally being
started and moved in and out of the garage.
In 2007 Mr. Wilson decided to sell the car
and started spreading the word around
Modesto that the old Chevy, with 433
miles on it, was for sale. Many had heard
about the car, but hardly anyone had ever
laid eyes on it. In fact, according to Mr.
Wilson, he only showed the car to about
five people in 45 years. Word spread
quickly about the car and soon a buyer
arrived ready and willing to pay the
$60,000 asking price. When Mr. Wilson
told the story of this car he complained
heavily of the "capital gains" tax he was
required to pay and wished he had never
sold it. As of this writing, Mr. Wilson is
still alive and well in Modesto and can
verify the miles and originality of this car.
Simply put, this is a true 100% factory
original survivor (that includes the air in
the tires). This old Chevy now has 437
original miles and is most likely the
world's lowest mileage 1950 Chevy.