I'll Take Mine Rare
T.R. Mayer, of Brunswick, Maine, definitely has a rare ride. How rare is it, well, he's not 100 percent sure, but he does have an idea.
"My truck is a '68 Chevy C20 with a factory flatbed and factory dual-rear-wheel option. I have the original bill of sale, and called the GM research department in Flint, Michigan, to determine how rare this truck may be, as I've had several people tell me that GM didn't build C20 dualies, even though I have the buildsheet attached to the glovebox door.
"The people at GM told me that GM did not keep records of production runs that were less than 1 percent of the total run. They also told me that there were 1,100 flatbed C20's ordered in '68, but they had no record of any flatbed C20 dualies. The lady on the phone told me: 'Congratulations, you have one of 11 or less of that particular model!'
"The truck is still basically stock, although I've put Langdon headers, Offy 4-bbl intake, and an Edelbrock 500-cfm carb on the 292 I-6. The transmission is a World Class T5 with Stang gears and a Sonoma tailshaft. The T5 made all the difference in driveability. The interior was modestly redone in tan leather on the dashpad, visors, door panels, and a subtle roll and pleat. The gauges are Classic Instruments and the steering column is an ididit. The bed was completely rebuilt with varnished oak, including the sills. Stainless steel skid strips keep the boards apart."
By the way, T.R., the only reason you don't see many dualies is that we just don't come across any in our genre. Most of them are more work-related. But if we do find some that fit our criteria, we'll throw 'em here.