Up for auction is this extremely nice 1964 Chevy C10 with all original paint! We have the complete history on this truck – 2 previous owners. First owner Leroy and Ila Mae Jacobs purchased the truck new in Krum Texas and they had it for a little over 30 years before it was acquired by 2nd owner.
The second owner acquired it after it had been sitting for about 15 years. The engine was seized. He replaced the original motor with another period correct 235. The engine developed a smoking problem so he then decided to swap in a modern 5.3 LS. He acquired a low mileage 73k LS and the swap was performed by Leon B’s Garage in Van Texas. The computer flash and wiring harness came from Hot Wire. At this time a 1985 C10 front crossmember and suspension was swapped in with disk brakes and power steering. It was lowered front and rear. New bed wood was installed with white Oak and stainless steel strips. The Cooler in back is from Howard Hughes Beer company out of New Orleans. New Dakota Digital gauges were also added.
This truck is a true joy to drive – it is perfectly worn in all the right places giving it a very comfortable feel to it and a distinct look that cannot be naturally duplicated. On the body where the original paint is worn through the original primer shows. Looking at the pictures I’m sure most would agree it has a perfectly well balance patina that should not be changed. The complete frame and undercarriage is also very solid. If you are looking for a very reliable, comfortable to drive classic truck this is it!
Here is some history on the original owners who had the truck for 30 years-
JACOBS FMILY IN KRUM
Lee Roy Jacobs was born in Tennessee on September 12, 1899. When he was a young boy, his family moved to the Krum area. There were seven children in the family but not all of the children came to Krum. Lee Roy’s older brother Ollin was the oldest and came to Texas with the family, as did Lee Roy. Another brother, Wallace came to Texas later and settled in central Texas. A younger brother, Floyd, later settled in Denton. He was the youngest in the family. Lee Roy had two sisters who remained in Tennessee, Emma and Claudine and another brother Farris. All three of these siblings resided in Tenneesee for the remainder of their lives.
Lee Roy has been called “LeRoy” and “Le Roy” but it is believed that the correct spelling of his name is “Lee Roy”. His initials L.R. will be used interchangeably in this brief history of his family.
L.R. died July 8, 1993. He is buried in the Krum Jackson Cemetery. At the time of his death, he was living on the Jacob farm near Krum. Those who knew him have described him as honest, friendly, and likable. He enjoyed the farm way of life, especially working with horses and livestock. In later years, he would park his pickup in a conspicuous spot at the Krum Jackson Cemetery during “Decoration Day” receiving donations for the Cemetery. One of his favorite pastimes was “bull corning” with friends at various gathering places in downtown Krum. On one such occasion, one of his friends asked L.R. …”why do you have that piece of wire tied to your overalls”. “Oh hell”, he responded, “I need to go back to the farm and turn the water pump off.”
Continuation of Jacobs Early History: L.R.’s family moved back to Tennessee about seven years after first coming to Krum. L.R. returned to Krum when he was about 16 years old and first lived with an uncle. He was a resident of Krum for the remainder of his life. One of his first jobs was working as a farm employee. One such employer was Mr. Barthold (father of Fritz, Emma, and Marie). He later married Marie. They had one daughter, Barbara. Marie died in the early 1950s.
In 1953 Lee Roy married Ila Mae (Gose) (Muncy) Jacobs. Ila Mae’s first husband, Herman Morgan Muncy died in 1943. L.R. and Ila Mae had been married forty years when L.R. died. Ila Mae died on August 19, 2010.
Lee Roy exemplified the Texas western culture. He enjoyed his western boots and hat. He had a dry sense of humor and was a lot of fun to be around. Since his death in 1993, he has been deeply missed by those who knew him.
-Bobby Jack Muncy