1948 Helms Bakery Truck Divco in Laguna Beach, CA !No Reserve Auction!
Sale price: $32,505.00 make an offer
Pending offersDate: 2014-04-01
MArti (from dubois wy) offered 30000 usd
bob lindsey (from covina ca) offered usd
Jan Forbriger (from Reichenbach / Germany) offered 30.000 usd
Perry offered 32000 usd
Melissa (from Calabasas Ca) offered 30,000 usd
Glenn offered 32,000 usd
lue zurich (from san jose) offered 65,000 usd
Car location: Laguna Beach, California, United StatesSale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Model:||Divco Twin Coach Helms Truck|
|Type:||twin coach cable car style|
|Color:||Vintage cream mustard|
|Engine:||original flat head divco continental|
|Interior Color:||Metallic Green|
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1948 Helms Bakery Truck Divco in Laguna Beach, CA !No Reserve Auction! for sale
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!!! No Reserve !!!
Meaning it sells for market value. regardless of what that is.
See more Photos below. along with a Video to hear it running smoothly on Youtube.
This is an extremely rare. beautifully restored 1948 Divco Helms Bakery truck which would make an amazing center piece for a car collection. an eye-catching promotional sign vehicle. gourmet food truck. cafe wagon. gelato. hot dog cart. taco stand. beverage. farmers market. surf / camping vehicle. or rent it out as a motion pictures / commercials background vehicle. Helms Bakery was an iconic Southern California Bakery which operated from 1931 to 1969 and their trucks can be seen in the background of many movies during the golden age of cinema. They were chosen as the official supplier for the 1932 Olympics. and they also have the distinction of being the "First Bread on the Moon" because they were chosen to be on board the Apollo 11 Space Mission. They never sold their products in stores or supermarkets. thus their eye catching and unique delivery trucks. Unfortunately. when supermarkets became common. Helms closed their doors in 1969.
This amazingly original Divco was designed in 1931. but has the modern touches of a 1948 vehicle. due to Helms placing an order for several trucks after the war. The 1948 model is the most desirable and rare. due to the unique "Clam Shell" rear doors. Here is a true blast from the past from back in the day in Southern California culture. a 1948 Helm's Bakery Truck in fully operational condition. These trucks were famous for delivering fresh baked goods from as far North as Fresno California all the way South to San Diego. They'd pull up in your neighborhood. blow their horn twice. and house wives and families would flock to the trucks for fresh loaves of bread. pastries. cream puffs. and other incredible delicacies. These days they are very rare with between 50 and 150 examples believed to be still in existence. Hemming's Motor News recently wrote an article on them and cited recent auction sales at $74. 00 and $63. 00 proving a healthy demand for these cool pieces of vintage Southern California Americana. Here is the link to that article.
http://www. hemmings. com/hcc/stories/2012/03/01/hmn_feature18. html
The 1948 Helm's is considered to be the rarest model due to the fact that all of the 1948's were made specifically for the Helm's Bakery fleet after the war. This Truck was just fully serviced including a new radiator. tune up. a new generator. coil. battery. spark plugs. wires. etc. and starts. runs. drives. shifts and brakes beautifully.
The body is very solid. clean. and is painted in the exact original Helms Bakery factory colors. Creamy yellow body. navy blue stripe and trim. metallic silver top and metallic vintage green interior. It also has a brand new solid oak wood plank floor.
Mechanically this Truck is bone stock with the original factory Divco Continental four cylinder flat head engine and is in great running and driving condition. The odometer says 28068. but because it's a 1948. I don't know the actual miles. As previously mentioned it was recently thoroughly serviced as necessary and is ready to be enjoyed.
This Truck comes with a clear California title and is located in Laguna Beach. CA. This is a great opportunity to land an incredibly rare piece of American and Southern California history. This truck turns heads and brings smiles invoking memories of a much simpler time.
It comes with a clear California title.
Because it's pre 1975. it is smog exempt.
Measurements. dimensions and Weight:
Length - 175"
Width - 6' wide for the body.
Height - 92" Tall
Wheel Base. (center of front wheel to center of rear wheel) - 100"
Distance from center of Front tire to Bumper. (overhang info for transport) - 32"
Distance from center of Rear tire to Bumper. (overhang info for transport) - 4' 4"
Stand up height for front Cab area - 6' 1 1/2" tall.
Weight - Unladen. (empty) approximately 4000 lbs (less than a Suburban)
Potential buyers are welcome to come look at this truck in the town of Laguna Beach in Orange County. California. or if you're far away. you can schedule InspectMyRide. eBay's #1 independent inspection company to come by. You are of course welcome to have someone in this area look at it. or have your mechanic do so. Just give me a call or email. or if you have any questions. feel free to ask. This vehicle is sold as is and is in vintage but running condition. Buyer is responsible for picking it up in Orange County. CA or can have a car transporter take it anywhere in the world. I don't mind overseas buyers. but make sure you contact me first to let me know you are a legitimate and genuine buyer. Please don't bid on it unless you have the money to pay for it. I have been an eBay seller for over 14 years and have a 100% positive approval rating. (the two negative feedbacks I've ever received were from knuckleheads who didn't read the ad. ) If you are a new bidder. or have any negative bids. please contact me before bidding. Please no scam artists or goofballs. I won't fall for overseas Nigerian scams. so please. don't waste my time or yours. If you're a far away bidder and you want to hear and see it running. I've posted a video of it starting and running and posted it on Youtube. Search on Youtube for the words. 1948 Helms Divco Laguna Beach to see the videos.
Winning bidder must pay a 10% deposit within 72 hours after completion of auction and pay in full within 7 days of auction completion. If you have any questions. please feel free to call or email.
Thank you. br>Russell
949-290-2932 See more photos at:http://s1113. photobucket. com/user/russboston/library/1948%20Helms%20Truck%20in%20Laguna%20Beach See Videos at:http://youtu. be/hxue0Nxvba8
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Denise, dated 15 august 2020
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