Offered by Mecum | East Moline, Illinois | March 25-26, 2022
Pierce-Arrow is known for its luxury cars, but from 1910 through the early 1930s they also produced light and slightly heavier-duty trucks. We’ve featured one of their WWI-era trucks, but this is a civilian model.
Or at least an industry model. It was originally used by a sawmill to haul lumber. But that didn’t mean the truck wasn’t about as nice as it could be. Technical details on this truck are lacking, but it’s probably powered by an inline-four engine.
One of the most interesting parts of this truck is the flatbed trailer that actually can be stacked on the flatbed of the truck when not in use. It’s restored to match. If you think antique commercial vehicles are hard to come by, try finding a period-correct trailer. This one is coming out of a museum, and you can read more about it here. See more from this sale here.
Offered by Mecum | Davenport, Iowa | November 7, 2019
Early Ford trucks were based on the Model T. They usually had a dually rear axle and some other changes, but the relation to the T was pretty obvious. They were even called the TT. The vehicle you see here was the first Ford heavy-duty truck. It’s a two-ton chassis, and it was built under the Fordson brand.
Fordson was a brand of tractors marketed by the Ford Motor Company between 1917 and 1964. The name also appeared on some light commercial vehicles in the U.K. The truck is powered by a Fordson tractor engine and transmission. The way it is packaged makes it looks like it completely lacks an engine, with the radiator mounted behind the front axle.
This was the only example of the Fordson two-ton truck that was actually delivered to a customer. It eventually made its way to the Harrah Collection and has been privately owned since 1983. Mecum has been making a big deal of it, which is the star of the show at this sale. Click here for more info and here for more from this sale.