1928 Chevrolet Series LM 1-ton Grain Truck
• Only a 2 owner truck since 1941!
• Full, authentic restoration with more than 80 years of known history!
• Landmark Chevrolet truck
• Original 171 CID OHV four-cylinder engine
• Original three-speed manual transmission with 3.82 gearing
• Correct Forest Green exterior over black wings
• Black vinyl interior
• Split horizontal windshield, cowl lights and full-sized spare tire
• Driver’s side windshield wiper and original Boyce Moto-Meter
This Chevrolet Series LM 1-ton Grain Truck is a landmark truck. It has undergone a full, authentic restoration and has more than 80 years of known history.
In 1941, Mr. John Schoen of Sidney, Nebraska paid $350 for this then-13-year-old used Chevrolet grain truck. It was utilized several times a year for planting, maintenance and harvesting his crops, which were most likely corn or other grains. After the 1974 harvest was in, Mr. Schoen parked his old truck near the fields it had been working when tragedy struck; a fire believed to have been ignited by a lightning strike, set the field ablaze and before it could be contained, the Grain Truck was heavily damaged by the flames.
Undaunted, Mr. Schoen gathered up the parts and pieces of his beloved truck, took them to his workshop and set about bringing his old friend back to life. Over the next decade, Mr. Schoen searched high a low for the needed parts and developed his plans to restore his 1928 Chevrolet. First, the mechanics were given a complete rebuild with the engine and transmission brought back to factory standards. The suspension was also restored with new springs, bearings, and brakes.
The body was sanded and repaired as needed making sure the doors were ·properly aligned and the fenders had all the minor dings and dents worked out before an application of original Forest Green was applied to the body, while the chassis, wheels and fenders were finished in gloss black. New glass was installed all around including the fold-out split windshield. The seat was recovered in durable black leatherette and stitched in the pattern it had when new.
Then, using his intricate woodworking skills, he replaced the roof slats and recovered the center opening. The electrics were restored back to new including the cowl lights, then the truck was ready for its last step, the rebuilding of the grain box. A rather ingenious design allowed for the container to look like an original grain box while the sides could be altered and turned into a Honner express complete with tailgate.
Capping off the radiator was an original Boyce Mota-Meter with the dog-bone screw-on cap. The previous owner acquired this Chevrolet farm truck from the estate of Mr. Schoen around 2002 and has maintained it in top condition.
Today, this fine Chevrolet is ready for show or, with the box on the back, could be utilized to advertise or promote a business or event with a nostalgic flair that is sure to draw attention.
Basic specs of this Chevrolet Series LM: 171 cid inline four-cylinder engine, 35 HP, single-barrel Carter carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle, live rear axle both with semi-elliptic leaf springs, external mechanical rear wheel brakes; wheelbase: 124" and the speedometer is inoperable.
As the Roaring 20s continue to roar, automakers began offering more separation between their cars and pickup trucks. Instead of a hastily-contrived bed between the rear wheelwells and behind the front seat, pickups began to come into their own with separate beds and more austere features than their car counterparts since trucks were expected to work.
Finished in a correct Forrest Green over black wings with black trim and a black, rubberized roof, the paint and trim are in overall very good order. The bodywork is straight and solid, including the grain bed, which is extra solid and ready for bushels of corn, wheat, soybeans or other crops. There’s even a horizontally-split windshield that opens for extra ventilation. The engine bay is very tidy and the black bumper look great. There’s a full-sized spare tire out back under the bed.
This truck rolls on bias-ply tires, size 7.00-20, at every corner. Each tire is mounted on green spoke artillery wheels. The wheels are in very good order the tires are in good, original shape.
Power comes from an original 171 CID OHV four-cylinder engine with an original three-speed manual transmission and 3.82:1 gearing. There’s even the original Boyce Moto-Meter mounted atop the radiator.
If you are after a classic truck for advertising a small business, if you collect pre-World War II trucks, or if you’re up for an eclectic item to add to your fleet, this might be the truck for you. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check it out.
This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows
38,003 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title.
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