Back in 1881, a pair of Cincinnati brothers decided to get into the fresh produce racket. Along the way to becoming an iconic presence in the area, they invested in a 1928 Model 10 Walker Electric Truck. Sadly, and to the surprise of many, Gentile Bros. Co. folded in 2013, but that truck lives on.

After a life of schlepping carrots and cabbage, it mysteriously made its way down to Palm Springs, California, where it's spent a quiet retirement working on a fine patina. Rescued from a five-year stint out in the weather by Greg Gunkel, the pickup amazingly, once again, came to life with the addition of a set of tires and a trio of 12-volt batteries.

Quite possibly the last of its kind – we've searched high and low for other examples of Walker Electric Trucks and have found only a handful, and none like this configuration – Gunkel has offered it up on Craigslist in hopes it can find a good home in the hands of a museum or collector. It comes with a set of California "historical vehicle" license plates and a reprint of a booklet entitled "Instructions for the care and use of Model 10 light delivery Walker Electric Trucks." Asking price is a soft $40,000.

While we rummage through our piggy banks, and fill out some credit card applications, check out video above of this historic hauler moving under its own power, along with the gallery below.

  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel
  • Image Credit: Greg Gunkel

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