1949 Diamond T 201 Pickup Truck
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Body Style: 2dr Pickup
Engine: 236cid 91hp 6-cyl L-Head Engine
Exterior Color: Diamond T Red
Interior Color: Black
Transmission: M-21 4-Speed Manual Transmission
The “T” in Diamond T was Chicago’s Charles A. Tilt, and the marque’s distinctive logo came from his father’s shoe company, where the diamond signified quality and the “T” stood for the family name. Tilt manufactured a few custom-built passenger cars, starting in 1905, but only entered truck manufacturing in 1911, at a customer’s request. Diamond T trucks quickly gained renown for its high-quality components and assembly, and the company’s growth dictated larger facilities by 1916. During World War I, the company built some 1,500 Liberty trucks for the war effort and another 2,000 following the end of hostilities.
By 1926, Diamond T was building trucks as large as 12 tons, including a six-wheel model, and by 1933, modern features, including V-windshields and steel-roofed cabs, appeared. Diesel engines were available by 1936, when the Diamond T lineup was restyled with a streamlined theme.
The Model 201, a one-ton pickup, was introduced in 1938 and used a Hercules engine and Warner Gear transmission. Highly regarded for its rugged and sturdy character, the 201 was frequently converted for such difficult tasks as towing. Following World War II, competition with Ford and Chevrolet for the rural pickup truck market proved very difficult. Beginning in 1951, Diamond T limited production to heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and in 1958, the company sold out to White Motor Co.
About this Car:
236cid 91hp 6-cyl L-Head Engine. M-21 4-Speed Transmission. 4-wheel Hydraulic Brakes. Metal Spoke 16’ Wheels. BF Goodrich Silverstone wide white wall 7.5 x 16 tires. Side Mount Spare Tire. 6-Volt Electrical System. Cab Heater. Wood Cargo Bed with Stainless Runners. Diamond Tread Rear Bumpers. Diamond T Red Exterior Paint. Split front rollout windshields for a fresh breeze. Beautiful touches with the chrome, pinstripe and hood ornament. Lots of shine in the paint and brightwork. Such a unique truck with lots of character.
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