1922 Chevrolet Manure Spreader "Lil Stinker"


VOLO AUTO MUSEUM
Volo, IL 60073
United States

1922 Chevrolet
Price
$79,998
Condition
Stock Number
E19509
VIN Number
XX-203-E19509
Category  Classic Cars

Description
If you go back and look in your vintage hot rod magazines from the 1970 era you'll see all sorts of wild creations, this being one of them. These vehicles are rarely ever seen in public anymore, now here's your chance to actually own one. This was part of the George Barris and Carl Casper collections. When it was originally built, it was not intended to function. At some point it was made into a running, driving vehicle! Not roadworthy but it will drive around for demonstrative purposes and on .....
and off the trailer.

EXTERIOR: It has held up remarkably well considering it was painted about 50 years ago. It is an actual manure spreader body. It was painted dark red with a marbleized effect. The paint is checking but presents very well. The "Manure Spreader", "Lil Stinker" and a cow eating Exlax were hand painted and still look good. Barris collection badges are attached. It is dressed in chrome plated custom made parts. The entire spreader apparatus was chromed. It has an upholstered top that matches the interior. It rolls on race car style tires/wheels. Vintage 12 spoke skinnies in front and fat Mickey Thompson tires in back mounted on chrome rims.

INTERIOR: It is still wearing its original button tufted Naugahyde upholstery with a carpeted floor. The shifter is on the floor and a vintage steering wheel. Vintage gauges include a Sun tachometer, Stewart Warner oil and temperature.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: A Chevy 350 is proudly on display, and you know it means business. Built with vintage parts including the Offenhauser tunnel ram intake that has an Edelbrock carb and tall air cleaner. It has vintage aluminum valve covers with breathers. You already know the sound that will be coming out of those chrome straight pipes is gonna hurt. It's a hot rod!

UNDERSIDE: Up front is an all-chromed steering and suspension with a drilled drop axle. In back it has chrome ladder bars and springs. Drum brakes on the rear axle are functional. It has a radiator mounted underneath to cool the motor. looking up at the motor it's painted black. The transmission is a Powerglide automatic. In back is a chrome plated 10 bolt rear end with a finned cover.

SERVICE: We replaced the fuel pump.

Really this is about the nostalgia that it makes people feel. Back in the 60s and 70s custom builders like George Barris and Big Daddy Roth were building cars with wild and weird themes. If you were reading Hot Rod magazine or going to the World of Wheels show you would probably see cars that were bathtubs, coffins, outhouses and yes... a manure spreader. That was an era of custom cars that we will probably not see again other than kids Hot Wheels. You will put smiles on people's faces because of the nostalgia and the fun nature of this build. Well, here is your chance to actually own a piece of nostalgia and custom car history.

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle. Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail. **These cars are displayed in a museum. If interested in a particular car, make an appointment with a salesman to see that car. Without an appointment there is an admission fee to enter the showroom. If you buy a car, your admission will be refunded, and you will be given a 1 year membership.

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