READY FOR COMMERCIAL/PERSONAL USE, SBC V8, AUTO, PWR DISC BRAKES/STEERING, SWEET
If you're of a certain age, perhaps you remember the familiar face of this 1964 DIVCO delivery truck pulling into your driveway every few days with a fresh milk delivery. Built in the final year of production before DIVCO went out of business, this is a wonderful throwback to a simpler era and an iconic workhorse that's pure Americana, and offers a few custom tricks to boot!
The look didn't change much since its debut in 1937, which might explain why DIVCO went out of business in the mid-80s. However, you can't argue that this isn't a great-looking truck, with rounded corners that are a beautiful contrast to today's angular boxes that place ease of assembly over style. The rounded nose and prominent grille are instantly recognizable and this machine is no less practical or hard-wo rking than its more ordinary competition. We don't know where this one spent its working years, but given the clean bodywork and shiny yellow paint, someone has invested quite a bit of money to get it into its current amazing condition. It's ready for your logo on the flanks and you'll quickly learn that taking this truck to a show brings more nostalgia with it than a fleet of Corvettes. Up close you'll note the ornate grille, the matching headlight pods, and simple sliding doors, and we're particularly enamored with the rounded front fenders that give it a jaunty, old-fashioned look. Yes, it's been customized, but the original shape is so cool, you really don't need to do much.
The interior is, of course, pretty basic, with a pair of cloth bucket seats for the driver and passenger, with every other square inch dedicated to storage. I personally remember our milkman driving while standing up and leaping out of the cab before the truck had even fully rolled to a halt in the driveway, and with the upright steering wheel and controls, it's easy to see how he could do that so easily. On the other hand, this one has a modern tilt column that makes settling in behind the wheel a lot more comfortable. A full set of simple Auto Meter gauges monitor the engine, but the flat panel of dashboard doesn't offer much in the way of updates. The cargo area is fully restored and ready to go to work or play and it's thoughtfully outfitted with plenty of tie-down spots for equipment.
Most of the DIVCO trucks came with 4- and 6-cylinder engines borrowed from a variety of automakers, but this one carries a properly muscular 314 cubic inch Chevy V8. A 314 is a 307 with a .030 overbore, and it's plenty potent to move the big truck around. Tilt the nose forward and you have great access to the Chevy Orange V8, and with updates like power steering (the truck appears to have a modern subframe under it), power disc brakes, and a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission, it's a pleasure to drive. The dual exhaust rumbles and there's a sturdy 12-bolt rear end out back, hanging on extra beefy leaf springs so you can still use this truck as intended. Custom 20-inch chrome wheels certainly make a statement, but you need giant hoops on a van this big, and they have equally large 275/40/20 performance radials all around.
These trucks are seeing a bit of popularity in the market today, and this one offers vintage looks, modern performance, and a lot of great memories. Call today!
- Cloth Interior
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Coil Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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