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Below is a sampling of the many trucks on display in our Trucking Hall of Fame® Exhibit Hall. Check out our app for more information, photos, and an audio recording for each truck.  Click here to download.

1966 Ford C 750

Engine Type:
361ci Ford V8

Transmission Type:
5-Speed Manual

Truck Information:
These two 1966 C750 Cabover trucks with VIN C75EU768583 and C75EU768584 were purchased new for $7,100.00 each by the Vavra family of Chelsea, Iowa. These trucks were two of three used regularly by the 3rd generation family business under the name of Vavra Sand & Lumber from 1966 to 2020. They were well maintained and meticulously cared for, stored inside a heated building and used daily unless there was salt on the road. The trucks were donated by Don Paustian in honor of his friends and longtime coworkers, Jerry and Virgil Vavra in July of 2020. They were used to haul logs, lumber, sand, rock, and equipment for the 103-year-old business until the last member of the family died and the business closed. The Ford C Series is a range of Ford vehicles produced between 1957 and 1990. This series was the longest-produced commercial truck in North America at the time of its retirement. Only the Mack Model R and Kenworth W900 have beaten this record. This style was popular as both a straight truck and a tractor, as its body type made it easy to get in and out of. You might also recognize the C Series from old fire trucks, as there were quite a few fire engines made from this body style.

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