Allen said that he bought this 1932 Model AA for approximately $4,500 and sold it for "nine grand, off the top of my head." He described the buyer as "an Australian fellow in the entertainment business. I forget which studio."
He said that the truck was originally the property of an elderly man, and it had been his "pride and joy." The owner had kept it in good shape, but it hadn't been driven in many years. This meant draining the fluids, fixing the radiator and carburetor, installing a new battery and giving it a complete tune-up in order to make it run again.