This is built with effort and passion. Low budget build with mostly used parts
I wanted to build a 1934-36 Chevrolet “high-top” open wheel truck. I found that they were quite rare and usually too far away. High shipping costs and also wanted to see what I was buying were my concerns.
My wife bought it me for my 40th birthday.
I wanted a project that would turn heads, so figured a 1957 Chevy would do just that over here in the UK
A sick friend of mine started about 20% of it and couldn’t finish so I talked him into selling it to me so I could let him see it completed.
It used to be a local grocery store delivery truck.
I was looking for a truck of this era for my wife.
Essex motor vehicles were either exported as complete cars or locally-built from knock-down kits in many countries making the Essex marque well-known internationally as well as domestically. Essex vehicles were locally-built in Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
His original idea changed to what he has actually done, so, I thought that I would show his original with what is current and let you see the possibilities available when you take on a project.
The truck was originally a low rider drag truck, but it didn’t run, as it needed the engine rebuilt.