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Trucks on Display

 

Below is a sampling of many of the trucks on display in our Trucking Hall of Fame® Exhibit Hall. When you visit, you’ll find more than what is featured here.

1953 Autocar DC-75


Truck Information:
This is a 1953 Autocar DC-75; it was a very popular model of truck. Autocar trucks were made for 100 years, starting in 1897 and continuing until 1997, when the nameplate was discontinued by Volvo who bought them. They made some of the biggest trucks on and off the road until 1997. Some from the '50s and '60s were absolutely huge and wouldn't even fit on the road; they were made for hauling oversized loads. Autocar would make any size truck you wanted, totally custom built. The DC-75 was a popular model; it has a 335 horsepower Cummins engine. The box on the passenger side of the hood is a Farr air filter. The truck has been modified; it had a smaller engine from the factory. The transmission has also been replaced from the original nine-speed to a 13-speed. It has a Peterbilt air leak suspension under it for a better ride. The sleeper has also been removed and there are seats back there. We used this for a long time for hauling our antique trucks to show and retrieving new ones. This particular truck was made in Exton, Pennsylvania. Volvo sold the Autocar name to a new company that makes garbage trucks, basically small cabovers with a garbage body.



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