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1949 Brockway 260 X W


Engine Type:
Continental 579 Cubic Inch 203 Horsepower Gas

Transmission Type:
5-Speed Fuller 5A62

Truck Information:
Brockway started off as a wagon maker, but the company realized that trucks were going to replace horse-drawn wagons. They built their first successful motor truck prototype in 1910 and began production of the model A in Cortland, New York two years later. Brockway was bought by Mack and the last Brockway was built in May 1977. The Brockway 260 was a very popular model. When a trucking company bought several trucks, Brockway would make a couple of them into these fancy models so the company could give them to their best of long-term drivers as a reward. This was a really nice truck in its day. Despite that, these old gas trucks were cold-blooded; they were tricky enough to start on a warm day, let alone a cold one. The carburetor had to be chocked hard to get this truck started and keep it running. That was the nature of trucks back then. This particular Brockway was the first truck that Bill Moon had professionally restored. It has a wood-framed cab with metal over the frame and it also has wood trim on the outside of the doors. Top Speed: 50 MPH



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