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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. Check out our app for more information, photos, and an audio recording for each truck.  Click here to download.

1920 GMC K-71


Engine Type:
GMC 4-Cylinder, 51 Horsepower, 4½-Inch Bore and 6-Inch Stroke

Transmission Type:
4-Speed with Hi-Lo Range

Truck Information:
When this truck was built in 1920 it was one of the most modern trucks being produced. Its unique engine design sported removable sleeves, a pressure oiling system, and a two-range transmission that provided 8 forward speeds. The valves were also located in the block, which allowed for easy engine repair and maintenance which was almost unheard of for the time period. The ignition was a magneto system and had an electric starter. This truck has solid rubber tires with hollow spoke cast wheels. The truck was available in two wheelbases – 163” or 187” – putting the weight of the truck between 7,900 pounds and 8,100 pounds depending on customization. This truck has a 7,000-load capacity. Standard equipment included electric head lamps, one taillight, generator, storage battery, horn, tool kit, and a jack. This truck was purchased by our founder, Bill Moon, in 1991 at the renowned Earl Marhanka auction. At this auction over 350 pre-1930 trucks and tractors were sold, the largest collection at the time.



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