• Jun 9, 2010
1951 Fargo pickup on eBay Motors – Click above for high-res image gallery

Never heard of Fargo? Don't feel too left out. This was the marque under which some Dodge trucks were sold in Canada up until 1972. Fargos and Dodges were nearly identical and could be found at Chrysler-Plymouth dealers throughout the country. These days, the Fargo name still exists – these trucks are produced along with DeSoto pickups in Turkey by Askam, with no remaining ties to Chrysler.

This special Fargo, however, made its way to the States and now sits on the auction block waiting for any classic car collector to bid. The bodywork is in pristine condition, and we can't help but fall in love with the grille up front. It's like nothing we've ever seen, and it's awesome. The truck is powered by its original 230 cubic inch six-cylinder engine, mated to a manual transmission. The interior looks to be in tip-top shape, and we're big fans of the red accents on the front bumper and bed sides, as well as the red painted bed and the beautiful period dashboard – our inner greaser is giddy.

Only two days remain on the eBay Motors auction, with the current bid at $24,770 as of this writing. Pony up $26,900 for the Buy It Now price, and this truck will be a welcome addition to any garage. Do yourself a favor and click through the gallery below to see dozens of images of the Fargo pickup.



[Source: eBay Motors, Allpar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I wouldn't mind that grill on some RAM truks
      • 4 Years Ago
      current bid? There are 0 bids.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What am I missing here?

      I mean it's a cool grill and all, but it's not that cool.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm a big fan of late '40s and early '50s Dodge panel trucks and pickups. They have postwar styling but still have center hinged hoods, like prewar cars. One of my lottery list vehicles is a 1950 Dodge panel truck body mounted on a modern Hemi powered Ram frame.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Your gonna wanna get that undercoating on there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Simple...truck
      Michael Little
      • 2 Years Ago
      This was my truck, I restored it, full frame off, total engine, transmission, rear end, everything, just about 10 years ago. Then I listed it on Ebay at no reserve starting at $0.99, hoped for the best and Jay Leno won the bid at $3200, my loss. I didn't do the red painted bumper or the stakes or the bed and I think they look awful. The front bumper was painted white. The bed and stakes were natural wood varnished, my dad and I made the stakes out of mahogany wood and the bed's wood was just as beautiful. I paid a lot of money for the tires and wheels that I put on it, an original set of tires and wheels with Fargo hubcaps, but it looks like someone made the mistake of putting those stupid red things on it. The truck was very low mileage used around the Seattle area on a farm and parked in a barn. On tearing it down I noted every factory paint marking and in the restoration I repainted everything and remarked everything. It only had some surface rust, no rust holes, everything was on the truck except for an emblem which I had to pay $250 at a swap meet, tough guy to deal with... I originally paid $350 for the truck! The grille was on the truck, it was hand formed steel tubing. I powercoated the center grille piece. The generator was rebuilt, they put an alternator in its place. The door handles were chrome, they painted them black. The spark plug wires were a NOS original set that I paid $140 for, they put newer ones on it that don't look right. I restored it to original condition, just as it left the factory except for the change of color from dark green to black. I didn't get a chance to enjoy it, my dad forced me to sell it even though he knew I would lose money, but to see it relisted again on ebay for that price is just crazy!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a nice truck, but it's almost over-restored. I can tell it's been converted to 12v electrics, by the GM internally-regulated alternator. It also appears to have a electric fuel pump on the fender apron, along with a fuel pressure regulator. This dealer (Schmitt) in St. Louis sells tons of classic cars; I've even seen a couple of their cars driving around here in Dallas.

      After buying this, you'd have to get a Canadian Mercury pickup, too. And try to locate a real Fargo owners manual (good luck!).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Also the Pep Boys chrome triple gauge pod on the lower dash looks WAAAYY out of place in such an otherwise period correct interior.
        Michael Little
        • 2 Years Ago
        I restored it to the factory original condition except for the color change from Green to Black. The people who bought it from me changed stuff around. The red painted parts are their doing...
      • 4 Years Ago
      So, Steven, you just copy-pasted your first paragraph from Wikipedia with no attribution?? Nice going there 'Journalist'!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fargo_%28truck%29


        • 4 Years Ago
        Its the same info but not really a cut and paste job. I don't know if I see this as plagiarism.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Is everyone forgetting something here?

        It's a BLOG - Not a magazine or a newspaper or a book!

        Expecting journalism from a blog is like expecting love from a prostitute!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Steven is a blogger not journalist.
        • 4 Years Ago
        plagiarism is still plagiarism but does copying a Wikipedia entry count? Maybe be wrote the Wikipedia entry?

        journalism - the profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media

        So if he is being paid he is a journalist. Just not a very good one if he did in fact copy the Wiki entry.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Paid or unpaid, journalist or blogger, it really doesn't matter: plagiarism is plagiarism and it is wrong to pass someone else's work off as your own.

        That said, this doesn't look like plagiarism to me. He probably used Wikipedia as his source for research, but he hasn't copied the thing line for line.

        I don't see a problem.
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