Dave Gelinas (XP-300)

Vintage Delivery Trucks On Main Street U.S.A.: A Pictorial

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I can read "Opel" but I can't read the other word. The previous truck also looks like Opel 731132

That's Opel Blitz on the grille.

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What size of Detriot would that yellow GMC have or could they have other diesel motors.

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What size of Detriot would that yellow GMC have or could they have other diesel motors.[/quote

I believe that has a 6.71-inline 6.

Dodge started putting diesels in trucks in 1939. They built 95? units.

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What size of Detriot would that yellow GMC have or could they have other diesel motors.

Detroit started building motors in 1938. I have some parts books and instruction manuals around here that go back that far. The truck in the photo is a 1948. I would not be surprised if it has an inline 6-71 rated at 283 HP. Some of the earliest Detroit Diesels were used in Allis Chalmers Crawler Tractors. Dandy Dave!

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Not exactly a truck, but this one-year-only (and a short year at that!) 1942 Packard ambulance bodied by the Henney Motor Company of Freeport, Illinois was considered very truck-like at the time.

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