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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.

1942 Peterbilt 270-DC

Transmission Type:
Brown-Lipe 4-speed

Truck Information:
This truck was shipped on November 20, 1942 to Permanente Metals Corporation in San Jose, California. It is one of th eonly three chain drive Peterbilts known to exist today. Permanente Metals was a division of Kaiser Industiries that built 747 "Liberty Ships" for World War II. This truck was painted the color "Olive Drab" from the factory. The engine is a Model 6 HB Cummins with a 150 horsepower. The transmission is a Brown-Lipe Model 7741 with four speeds forward and one reverse. Notable factory options include tow hooks, two rearview mirrors, two windshield wipers and a hand operatred turn signal. Due to the low top speed of this truck it was only used around the shipyard. Top Speed - 18 MPH.

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