UPDATE II: As the seller reports, and as the info below confirms, this sold for $100,000 in January. Now it’s part of a no-reserve auction starting at $36,000. Thanks to Doug and Craig for letting us know.
UPDATE I: Jesse reports this FC went for big bucks . . . 100,000 of them! Yep, this sold for $100,000 at the Barrett Jackson auction.
Jesse also noted that, “It was originally built in the 70s by my friend Gary Jack. He worked for the US Postal Service his whole career. When he retired, the tired FJ3 was also retired, so it went to scrap. At the time the FJ3 Postal FleetVans did not have the approval of the federal DOT and especially they did not have the approval of California DMV, because of the right hand drive and the seated / standing up driver operation. He was able to sneak out the scrapped pieces of the FJ3 that he had driven during his career, and a few others, enough to recreate and build a dream that he had during his career, to build a chopped top race truck. He did that. Gary and the FJ were a regulars at Riverside Raceway for a lot of years. In the 80s to the 90s this same FJ3 became a top NSRA street rod.”
“This 1963 Jeep FJ-6A custom mail truck is “Delivering Hope” for charity. No expense was spared to take this iconic US Postal Office Fleet van and give it the modern upgrades and conveniences. Featuring a 350 Chevy engine. Cox Charities is committed to building, strengthening and investing in metropolitan and rural Arizona communities by raising and granting funds and mobilizing employee giving and selfless service since its inception, Cox Charities has awarded $5 million in grants to non-profit organizations that impact our community primarily through youth education programs, thus solidifying the Cox Communication – Arizona commitment to the communities it serves. **ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT COX CHARITIES** **WILL BE SOLD AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00PM ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014**”