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1918 VIM Blue


Engine Type:
22 Horsepower 1917 VIM Truck Motor, 3-Inch Bore, 4½-Inch Stroke, 4-Cylinder Water-Cooled

Transmission Type:
3-Speed & Reverse Selective Sliding Gears

Truck Information:
This particular truck model was built by the VIM Motor Truck Co. (formerly Touraine Company) which was in operation from 1915-1923. VIM Trucks ranged in price from $620 to $1050. Cost was dependent upon sizes of wagonettes, tires, canvas tops or cabs. The VIM Delivery Trucks covered greater distances and did more work in less time and at a lower cost than a horse and wagon could. These trucks were advertised as sturdy, dependable trucks which could stand up under the strain of strenuous commercial service. The VIM Delivery Truck has a wheelbase that measures 89 inches with a 56-inch tread and weighs about 1,575 pounds. The 1918 model was the first year to feature electric lighting. Top Speed: 25 MPH



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