The term 'huckster' describes a person who sells something or serves biased interests, using pushy or showy tactics. Historically, the term was applied to any type of vendor or reseller, but over time it has assumed distinctive negative connotations.
The original meaning of huckster is a person who sells small articles, either door-to-door or from a stall or small store, like a peddler or hawker. The term probably derives from the Middle English hucc meaning to haggle. The word was in use circa 1200 (as "huccsteress"). During the medieval period, the word assumed the feminine word ending "ster" as in huckster reflecting the fact that most hucksters were women.  The word assumed various spellings at different times: hukkerye, hukrie, hockerye, huckerstrye or hoxterye. The word was still in use in England in the 1840s, when it appeared as a black market occupation. It is related to the Middle Dutch hokester, hoekster and the Middle Low German höker, but appears earlier than any of these.  In the United States, there developed a connotation of trickery – the huckster might trick others into buying cheap imitation products as if they were the real thing.
In Scotland, the term huckster referred to a person, usually a woman, who bought goods, watered them down, and resold them in tiny quantity to others who were too poor to buy quality products available at market value. These items tended to be of poorer quality.
We have no historical data on our Huckster. However, the story of what it could be is just as great as it’s past use of peddling goods. Since there is no engine in the car now, we would like to propose one of two futures for the Huckster.
One, is where you buy the car, then hire us to install an older or more modern engine, and doll it up. Or two, we turn it into an electric car to be used as a commuter car. The batteries will be installed in the truck bed and the engine compartment will be in the trunk. We are still running numbers and trying to find the best use and best batteries to allow anyone to drive to work and back on one charge. Plug it in and you are ready for the next day's commute.
This car was originally posted as a 1929 Ford Model A. All the documentation we had on the car stated this was a 1929 Ford Model A. We went with the documentation, but after further review we uncovered that this was a 1926 Ford Model T. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused.
This car has great bones. The only issue we see is that the driver's side running board has rusted through.
We would love to do any and all work on this truck for whomever buys it. If not, the first person who comes up with $6,500 will get the truck.
Please feel free to call Jim at 206-406-1313