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1939 Mack BX

Engine Type:
519 Cubic Inch Gasoline with Overhead Valve

Transmission Type:
Straight 5-Speed

Truck Information:
This Mack BX was originally purchased by the George Atwell Foundation Company in New York City in 1939. It is believed to have been purchased to help haul steel beams and other equipment for the completion of construction of a portion of Radio City Music Hall. In 1985, Tom Spencer purchased this Mack and completely restored it. The body, the engine and the chassis are all original from 1939, the first year Mack used this engine model. While this specific engine uses gasoline, the same block was used in the soon-to-follow 519 Lanova which was Mack's first ever diesel engine. The winch on the back of the truck is typical of what would have been found on a truck in that era. The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum purchased this Mack from Tom Spencer in 2011. Top Speed: 35 MPH (Original) / 52 MPH (Current)

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