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1923 Sterling 2 1/2 Ton

Engine Type:
Waukesha 364 CI 4-Cylinder

Transmission Type:
4-Speed brown-Lipe

Truck Information:
Originally a dump truck, this Sterling was later bought by Frank Oulicky in 1931. He and his wife used it to haul equipment and their belongings to California to mine for gold. With a top speed of 22 MPH, it took them 16 days to reach California. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sternberg Motor Truck Company was founded by William Sternberg in 1907. During WWI, the name was changed to Sterling Motor Truck Company. One of Sterling’s most well-known features were the solid oak boards laid into the frames to reduce road shock. This feature was patented in 1922. Showcasing how proud Sterling was of their brand, you will find “Sterling” stamped into the rear frame and cast into various parts on the truck. In 1951, Sterling was sold to White Motor Company. Then, in 1953, White Motor Company bought Autocar, and the Sterling brand was discontinued. Top Speed: 22 MPH

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