1968 Chevy K20 4x4 Truck
K20-3/4 Ton 4x4 (Not R20-1/4 Ton).
2nd Generation "Action Line" 1967-1972
Engine: Recently rebuilt 327 cu. in. V8 w/Holly 4 barrel carb & new electronic ignition
Transmission: 4 speed stick shift & 4-Wheel Drive & Lock out hubs
Tankage: 3 fuel tanks (1 behind seat & 2 saddle tanks port & starborad)
Color: Chevy Pale Green
Bed: Wood-Missouri Oak
Topper: "Jay Bird" topper made by Blazer Mfg Co. So. El Monte, CA Model#36 B, SN#12859
Tires: Remington Wide Brute A/V LT 265/ 75 R16 119/ 116 R M&S
Obtained truck 11/2014 w/28,770 original miles. after Ralph Collins passed away.
-Ralph Collins owned truck about 24 years., obtaining truck around 1990 from friend /Co-worker Dave Slater.
-All previous owners were reportedly aerospace engineers, working together on the Space Shuttle program at Edwards Air Force, all of which lived in the arid hi-desert above the dry lakes.
-Before driving from SoCal to Orcas Is. WA. late Dec. 2014, invested 10k servicing and updating mechanical systems to ready vehicle for Northbound journey over the mountains. This included; heater core replacement, window gaskets, lube/oil liquirds, new battery, brakes, addition of electronic ignition & tune-up, tire chains, etc.
NOTE: This "survivor" is a highly unusual & sought after truck; it's never worked, never plowed & has been sheltered from the sun, garaged in temperatured controlled environments since 1968.