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Monday, November 6th, 2017
Month Year Make Owner
November 2017 1957 Chevrolet Cameo John Wazorick
July 2017 1953 GMC Long Bed 1/2 Ton Bill Miles
February 2017 1951 Chevrolet Suburban Jeff and Brenda Kuhn
October 2016 1959 Chevrolet Spartan 100 Scott Phaneuf
September 2016 1951 Chevrolet COE Tow Truck Jim Carter
July 2016 1953 GMC Deluxe Panel Truck Max and Margaret Davis
May 2016 1959 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Sam Caudle
March 2016 1951 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pickup Gerald Cooper
February 2016 1953 Chevrolet Canopy Express Greg Fanning
January 2016 1953 Chevrolet 1 Ton Pickup Greg Fanning
December 2015 1952 Chevrolet Tanker Truck Charles Shook
November 2015 1952 Chevrolet 2 Ton Caravan Richard Howe
October 2015 1953 GMC 3/4 Ton Possum Holler Garage
August 2015 1957 GMC Napco 1/2 Ton David & Julie Bailey
January 2015 1953 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Vernon Buskirk
October 2014 1952 Chevrolet UTE John Smith
September 2014 1950 GMC 1 Ton Pickup John Lesmeister
August 2014 1954 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton Terry Millsap
July 2014 1950 COE Kent Zimmerman
December 2013 1950’s Cars of Cuba Anonymous
November 2013 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Anonymous
December 2012 1951 Chevrolet School Bus Butch Voigt
November 2012 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Scott Phaneuf
September 2012 1951 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton Pickup Richard and Delores Diestler
July 2012 1953 Chevrolet Canopy Express John and Michele Dunkirk
May 2012 1947-
1955
Chevrolet Panel/Pickup Rod Lentz
April 2012 1957 Chevrolet Suburban Norman Smith
March 2012 1953 Chevrolet ½ Ton Unknown,
Chile, South America
November 2011 1959 Chevrolet ½ Ton Cecil White,
South Africa
September 2011 1954 Chevrolet Deluxe ½ Ton Pat Jackson
April 2011 1953 Chevrolet ½ Ton Dave & Pat Moore
January 2011 1950 Chevrolet
Truckstell Overdrive
Jim Brallier
December 2010 1956 Opel Jan van Bohemen, Belgium
October 2010 1955 Chevrolet Suburban NAPCO George VanOrden
July 2010 1953 Chevrolet ½ Ton Colin Murphy
October 2009 1952 Chevrolet ½ Ton Jim Swing
August 2009 1951 Chevrolet ½ Ton Jim Streeby
June 2009 1957 GMC Panel NAPCO Ralph Wescott
February 2009 1951 GMC ½ Ton Tom Pryor
July 2008 1953 GMC ½ Ton Jerry Willis
June 2008 1957 Chevrolet Cameo Ken McCarty
March/April/May 2008 1954 Chevrolet ½ Ton Angus McDougald and Linda Challand
July 2007 1959 Chevrolet ½ Ton Don Lowery
May/June 2007 1972 GMC Mark Erickson
March/April 2007 1957 GMC Palomino Ralph Wescott
September 2006 1955 Chevrolet ½ Ton Tim Etes
August 2006 1951 GMC ¾ Ton Ton Thomas Albers
May 2006 1954 Chevrolet ¾ Ton Richard and Lorie Baranek
March 2006 1955 Chevrolet Deluxe ½ Ton Travis Goggans
May 2005 1955 Chevrolet John Carlton
March/April 2005 1954 Chevrolet ½ Ton Dale Current
January 2005 1950 Chevrolet Tim Kane
December 2004 1955 Chevrolet Cameo James Whalen
November 2004 1954 Chevrolet ½ Ton Chuck Sanchez
October 2004 1950 Chevrolet ½ Ton Paul Frey
September 2004 1959 Chevrolet Apache ½ Ton Don Wyatt
July 2004 1955 Chevrolet ½ Ton Kim Cooke
June 2004 1950 GMC ¾ Ton Roger Uttecht
May 2004 1953 GMC 2 Ton Rob English
April 2004 1957 Chevrolet ½ Ton Eric Davis
March 2004 1954 Chevrolet ½ Ton Steve Daily
February 2004 1956 Chevrolet ½ Ton Denny & Bonnie Wegemer
December 2003 1955 Chevrolet ½ Ton Ismael Perez
November 2003 1956 Chevrolet ½ Ton Greg Sanders
July/August 2003 1950 Chevrolet ¾ Ton Dusty Destler
June 2003 1952 Chevrolet Panel Dirk Van den Bergh
April 2003 1955 Chevrolet ½ Ton Bud Jones
March 2003 1953 Chevrolet Panel Jack Minton
February 2003 1955 Chevrolet ½ Ton Mike Harness
January 2003 1955 Chevrolet ½ Ton Mike Cargill
December 2002 1955 Chevrolet ½ Ton Keith Gunn
September 2002 1953 GMC ½ Ton Clyde Treser
August 2002 1951 Chevrolet ½ Ton Dave Hinegardner & Billie Heaton
June 2002 1953 Chevrolet ¾ Ton Dennis Oland
May 2002 1954 Chevrolet ½ Ton Rudy Parmenter
April 2002 1950 Chevrolet ½ Ton Mark DeMonaco
January 2002 1954 Chevrolet ½ Ton J.A. Ceschin
Nov/Dec 2001 1951 GMC ½ Ton Paul McGarr
Sept/Oct 2001 1959 Chevrolet ½ Ton Olan Moore
July/Aug 2001 1950 Chevrolet ½ Ton Joe Clark
May/June 2001 1950 Chevrolet ½ Ton Don Forbes
Nov/Dec 2000 1953 Chevrole ½ Ton Bob Tucker
Sept/Oct 2000 1951 GMC ½ Ton Rob English

 

1957 GMC Palomino

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Owner: Ralph Wescott

1957 gmc palomino pick up truck

You can’t get more unusual than 1 of 1. This is how Ralph Wescott of Largo, FL describes his 1957 GMC Palomino. General Motors built only one! It was produced to draw attention to their truck display at the New York Autorama show in 1957. Fortunately, its prior four documented owners recognized it as special. It has been mostly in storage and only a few recent car shows have had it on display. The Palomino now has 9,350 miles and almost no restoration has been done. Even the original custom leather seat is free of age cracks. The engine sounds like new as it slowly moves out of its enclosed trailer. It occasionally may be driven in the neighborhood or at a car show.

Gm designed this special 1/2 ton around a fully optional assembly line model. This includes a deluxe cab, Pontiac V-8, Hydramatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, radio, deluxe heater, Cameo style bed, windshield washers, etc. The manufacturer then added additional features that set it apart from the others. In the following photos note items such as (Palomino only) gold paint, custom leather seat and door panels, script trim panels over the front edge of the bed and gold floor mat.

One of its more unique items are the U.S. Royal Master tires. Ralph states GM requested U.S. Royal to produce 5 with this unusual rubber sidewall. After 50 years they are still in on their original 15′ rims! When not at a show the Palomino is in temperature controlled storage out of the sun to protect the leather interior, it’s original paint and bed.

Based on Ralph saying his Palomino is not for sale at any offer, we will refer to it as ‘priceless.’

2012 NEWS FLASH UPDATE

Ralph at 75years old finally decided to sell some of his most prized low mileage show trucks at his own auction that was nationally advertised. The Palomino was given a value by the last bidder. It brought $197,000.00 by a west coast buyer. WOW! See what happens when you have the only one GM ever made.

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