The truck is a 1969 D700 with cab and toolbox area. The engine is a bone-stock, 413 industrial Wedge with a high/low gear box attached to the four-speed transmission. Other than the paint, which was sprayed by Adam and Joe Engelhart and then lettered by John Nystrom of Austin, Minnesota, it is untouched. In fact, it has survived in such great shape because it was owned by a fire company in Pineyville, Kentucky, and has run up just over 10,000 miles in all those years. Fred found it, bought it, prepped it, and then gave it to Clark as a thank you. The plan now is to get it running with a highway gear so it can be driven into nostalgia events.
"We are working to complete its restoration, and, with some additional memorabilia, it will be a 'race day clinic display' for people to enjoy."
As we mentioned, Clark's latest machine was a big hit, even among the rarest Hemi cars on the planet. Vintage ramp trucks are hard to come by, and this one is a gem. Clark hopes to have the rig rolling for the 2009 show season.