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Posted By redk5guy Monday, February 13, 2012 12:17 PM
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I think I may have run across a Clinton truck. It's missing the engine, radiator, grille and other miscellaneous parts. I just read about Clinton trucks in Vintage Truck magazine and they said that out of 127 total trucks built,only two remain. If what I have is a (third) Clinton, what would it be worth?
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Unless you find somebody with alot of money that really wants it bad,it ain't worth much more than what it weighs since it's missing all those parts.
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After you find the rest of it and if you want to spend two years of your time and half your bank account on it, it would probably be worth about 75% of what you spent on it. People keep and restore these because they love them.

What it might be worth would in my opinion be based on several things, the most important would be finding the buyer(s) that have the money and are willing to buy it and what they are willing to pay. Chances are they aren't going to live next door or see an ad in your local paper. Next is how far the truck is from the buyer and whats it going to cost to ship it. Regardless of what the buyer pays you for the truck that's money he's going to have to spend to buy the truck. The trucks not going to have the potential buyers, it would have, unless it's running and presentable. 

 Unless you're really lucky, to restore this truck means making the missing parts, not cheap, you aren't going to find them at the junkyard. If it's missing the engine, radiator and grill you don't have much more than a truck frame.




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 Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:34 AM
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Thanks for the replies - I probably won't mess with it any further since it is basically a cab and chassis and finding or making the missing parts is way beyond my means. It will probably end up in China when the scrappers come through the area. Oh well, can't save them all.

Redk5guy
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Pass there whearabouts of the truck you found to the owners of the two left maybe they might be interested in them
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Bingo



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How do you know it is a Clinton?  If I remember correctly they only say Clinton on the radiator tank and the serial number plate.  Both the Clinton's that I know of are pretty complete.  It is unlikely that the Boyertown Museum would be interested in the truck, but Keith Ernst might be.  If he is not, I would be.  As far as I know they were assembled trucks so the only thing specific to a Clinton would be the top radiator tank and the serial number plate so someone else might be able to use parts for another assembled truck.  As for value, like was said before, it would not be much more than scrap.  It would be worth saving from the torch.  Is the truck in Pennsylvania?  I would like to see it.

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