By Vern Parker
“It was an impulsive purchase,” Dennis Murphy says of his 1936 Ford pickup. He was attending an automotive auction in Pennsylvania in October 2014 with no intention of bidding on anything when the red pickup captured his attention.
When the bidding ended Murphy was the new owner of the pickup. He had heard the flat head V-8 engine run just once when it was brought up to the auction block.
Arrangements were soon made with a trucking company to have his new purchase transported to his home in Oakton, Virginia.
Once it arrived he carefully inspected the truck and happily discovered no surprises with the exception of a faulty emergency hand brake.