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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. For a time, the company turned its manufacturing of trucks entirely towards war efforts. Only a civilian with government contracts could order trucks. The year 1949 was the first year after they ended war production, so Brockway decided to make a truck similar to the "Town and Country" cars of the area; that is why it has a less rugged appearance. 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 long-term drivers as a reward. This was a really nice truck in its day. It has a wood-framed cab with metal over the frame, and it also has rare wood trim on the outside of the doors. 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. Bill Moon purchased this particular Brockway in the spring of 1981 at an American Truck Historical Society convention and show; it was the first truck he had professionally restored. Top Speed: 50 MPH



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