This is an extremely rare and unique opportunity to purchase a vehicle currently owned by the greatest guitar player in the World, Eddie Van Halen. This vehicle will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity (COA) personally signed by Eddie Van Halen.
Eddie’s 1947 Dodge COE “Stake-Bed” truck was customized by well-known automotive customizer and project finisher Bones Fab in California. The truck was (originally) outfitted with a Ford 6.9 liter diesel and 4-speed manual transmission. Bones re-wired the whole truck with a Painless wiring harness. The drivetrain was updated with a newer Ford 7.3 liter diesel with a custom turbo setup on it.
The radiator was upgraded with a Fluidyne aluminum radiator with twin Spal fans. Also upgraded was the transmission to a ZF 5-speed outfitted with a Gear-Vendor for good highway cruise-ability. The steering was upgraded with a Lee Manufacturing steering box and ram assist unit. These upgrades make the truck significantly more enjoyable to drive. In fact, the truck was improved from downright scary to drive to very enjoyable. Eddie used this truck as his Saturday driver to Lowes and Home Depot.
About Edward Van Halen:
Edward Van Halen is an American musician, songwriter, producer, philanthropist and inventor. He is the main songwriter and founder of the American hard rock band Van Halen. In 2012, he was voted number one in a Guitar World magazine reader's poll for "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.
As of March 2019, Van Halen is 20th on the RIAA list of best-selling artists in the United States; the band has sold 56 million albums in the States and more than 80 million worldwide, making them one of the best-selling groups of all time. As of 2007, Van Halen was one of only five rock bands with two studio albums that sold more than 10 million copies in the United States. Additionally, Van Halen has charted 13 number-one hits in the history of Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart. VH1 ranked the band seventh on a list of the top 100 hard rock artists of all time. Van Halen was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.