In 1981 I purchased another A-100 from an iron worker, it had a period correct capper on it, a 225 slant 6 and automatic.
My son has a friend who lives in the Shuswap, he told him of another A-100 for sale there, my son told me as I was looking for something different so my wife and I bought No. 3, also a parts truck to go with it and a trailer made from the box of another A-100, now it’s 4.5 A-100’s.
It does have a little patina but looks good.
It was imported into Canada, changed hands one more time then went out to the Shuswap where I bought it.
At this point I made many phone calls to the U.S.A. and found out it had spent sometime on a U.S. Aircraft Carrier but could not find out which one, then it spent time at a land base Navy yard then sold.
Many years ago I purchased an A-100 Van from Rosedale Cleaners, removed the slant 6 and installed a 383 automatic, came back from my first ride and a friend of mine showed up and bought it, that’s No. 1 Gone.
So off we go with a trailer to get our new old trucks, I drove the good one, my son pulled the part’s truck and trailer on our flat deck, also spare motor, 2 transmissions, many extra doors, bumpers etc.
Then because of our growing family it went soon after, No. 2 gone.
I had the truck polished by David & Lori Clayton from Personnel Touch Car Care who did a wonderful job of detailing the old faded paint.
After getting home we spent time checking the trucks out, this time I found a plaque on the dash saying that it had belonged to the “Dept. of the U.S. Navy”.
Before we left the Shuswap the seller had an old 1942 Fargo 6x6 in the corner covered in leaves so I made a deal for it, made another trip and bought it home a month later.