Accidental 55 (1 Viewer)

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I actually never intended to buy another 55 but when by chance I saw one advertised online (spelt incorrectly avoiding detection) it was way to good to pass up. About the truck...Feb 1979, original paint, genuine 68 000 kms on odo, factory power steering and air con that is currently uninstaller but came with the purchase... I will be the 3rd owner it has had. It was apparently stored in a climate controlled garage for 17 years of its life and driven extremely rarely. When the previous owner before me had it he only added another 10000ks or so over a few years and kept up with maintenance. Having only had it for a day, driven back to the ferry to Tasmania for tonights trip, I am yet to give it a thorough going over to see what's what. I can say however it sits easily on 100, the power steering makes it feel light and nimble and everything seems so damn tight and almost new like. This is what they must of felt like in the 70s! A couple of pics from the one day I have had it...

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I actually never intended to buy another 55 but when by chance I saw one advertised online (spelt incorrectly avoiding detection) it was way to good to pass up. About the truck...Feb 1979, original paint, genuine 68 000 kms on odo, factory power steering and air con that is currently uninstaller but came with the purchase... I will be the 3rd owner it has had. It was apparently stored in a climate controlled garage for 17 years of its life and driven extremely rarely. When the previous owner before me had it he only added another 10000ks or so over a few years and kept up with maintenance. Having only had it for a day, driven back to the ferry to Tasmania for tonights trip, I am yet to give it a thorough going over to see what's what. I can say however it sits easily on 100, the power steering makes it feel light and nimble and everything seems so damn tight and almost new like. This is what they must of felt like in the 70s! A couple of pics from the one day I have had it...

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Congrats! That is an amazing specimen. Beautiful to just see one in such amazing original condition.
 

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