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Specs

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Engine
Inline 6
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Transmission
Manual
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Exterior
Red
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VIN
T746681

Description

91 HP, 237 cid, L-Head In-Line 6-Cylinder Engine, 4-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 2015376; Engine No. T746681 Diamond-T headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, was first established in 1905, but did not produce their first motor vehicle until 1907. These were high quality passenger cars and were well respected. In 1911, a customer asked if Diamond T could produce a truck, so the founder, C. A...

91 HP, 237 cid, L-Head In-Line 6-Cylinder Engine, 4-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 2015376; Engine No. T746681 Diamond-T headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, was first established in 1905, but did not produce their first motor vehicle until 1907. These were high quality passenger cars and were well respected. In 1911, a customer asked if Diamond T could produce a truck, so the founder, C. A. Tilt, set out to make that dream come true. So successful were his endeavors that from that time on, up into the early 1960's, commercial vehicles would be their only products. The D201 was known as "The Cadillac of Trucks", and its frontend styling took several cues from several 1930's era models of America's luxury car. Engines were supplied by Hercules, using the QXLD-5 version of this dependable flathead design which supplied plenty torque and reliable power. This truck appears to have been given a frame-on restoration a number of years ago. Finished in red, as most were, it has a single bench seat in heavy-duty saddle-brown vinyl. We noticed a few small waves in some of the panels, to be expected with over 60 years of hard labor under its belt, and the engine compartment looks like it is ready to open for business. There are few extras, with a spare tire mounted to the right side of the pickup bed and the crank-out windshield being two of its biggest features. This pickup is not meant for lightweights, it was rated at a full ton, but could probably carry a lot more if the need should arise. A very interesting example that is sought after and has a dedicated group of collectors, with this truck, you will that it is a jewel, far from being a diamond in the rough!

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