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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.

1954 Fageol Van


Engine Type:
International SD-240

Transmission Type:
R-162 or Twin Coach FV-2060

Truck Information:
The Fageol Van was designed by L. J. Fageol, prominent automotive engineer and president of the Twin Coach Company in Kent, Ohio. This was the 58th one of this model built on March 2nd 1954. The entire truck and body was constructed as one strong unit, by making the International Harvester chassis part of the integral structure. This made them stronger, safer and lighter. The Vans also had the ability to carry more freight than any other truck of the same length being manufactured at that time. A shorter length also offered drivers better maneuverability, a shorter turning radius and easier parking. Along with full double bulkhead doors in the rear, Fageol Vans also had a door on the side for easy curbside loading and delivery. Fageol also boasted that these Vans had a cab that was comfortable and roomy with a windshield that not only had maximum visibility, but was also scientifically curved and tilted to minimize eye strain and reduce glare. This specific van was featured in the movie The Hours in 2002, as a moving van. It was then part of Frank Malatestas personal collection in New Jersey until it was purchased by the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.



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