If you aren’t familiar with Hemmings Motor News, they have been an authority in all things automotive since 1954. Their print publications have been a mainstay in the automotive industry for decades and their website is one of the go-to destinations for car people for years as well. I was recently checking out their website and came across a neat old COE truck. A quick search of “COE” on their website yielded some cool examples I thought I would share.
This 1939 GMC crew-cab COE was made for the California Department of Forestry and is supposedly only one of five that were built! The only other known surviving example is housed at the Cal Fire Museum in San Bernardino, California. You can see more photos of this big project here on Hemmings.com. It has an asking price of $34,000 and is still located in the California town of Colfax.
As you can see, this 1951 Ford Crew Cab COE has been fully customized and is ready to cruise! It can be found here on Hemmings.com with an asking price of nearly $100,000! Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the ride is appropriately named “Big Bandit” and won International “Ratical” Rod Build-off 1st Place World Champion at the 2018 SEMA Show! The engine is a 440 backed with a 727 Torqueflite automatic which features a shift kit and a Boss Hog convertor. It also features Shockwave air spring/shock combos and Ridetech Air-ride with 4-link rear suspension.
Another shiny ride is this 1949 Ford F6 that can be found here on Hemmings.com. With an asking price of nearly $95,000, this truck doesn’t need anything either. Being offered for sale by Streetside Classics in Lutz, Florida, it features a fuel-injected 3.9 liter Cummins turbo-diesel powerplant. The truck has less than 1,000 miles since its restoration and is ready to cruise anywhere you want to go.
How about something a little more ratty? This awesome 1954 Ford C600 is for sale with an asking price of $12,500. Located in Fulton, Missouri, you can find it here on Hemmings.com. The truck comes with a chassis from 2006 that has a Vortex engine in place. You can’t replicate the awesome patina and advertising on this killer cab! What do you think?