I saw the truck about three years ago while on vacation. I thought it would be a great project truck if it was available when I retired. I retired in June and it was still there. I asked the gentleman whose property it was on if it ran and if it was for sale. He started the truck for me and I drove it around a bit. It was rough but seemed like in good enough condition to fix up, and it was made the same year I was born, so I bought it.