Featured Truck of The Month
1949 Brockway 260 XW
A Bit of History:
- Brockway Motor Company of Cortland, New York began as Brockway Carriage Works in 1875. The company made horse-drawn carriages but realized with the turn of the century that wagons were going out of style.
- In 1910, they built their first successful motor truck prototype and began production of their model A two years later.
- During World War II, the company turned its manufacturing of trucks entirely towards the war effort. Only a civilian with government contracts could order trucks from them.
- The year 1949 was the first year after they ended war production, so Brockway decided to make a truck similar to the ‘Town and Country’ cars of the area; that is why it has a less rugged appearance.
- Brockway was purchased by Mack in 1956 and remained a division of the company until 1977 when the final Brockway was built.
- Iowa 80 founder Bill Moon purchased this particular Brockway in the spring of 1981 at an American Truck Historical Society convention and show. It was the first truck he had professionally restored.
- The Brockway 260 was a very popular model. When a trucking company bought several of these trucks, Brockway would make a couple of them into these fancy models so the company could give them to their best long-term drivers as a reward.
- This Brockway has a wood-framed cab with metal over the frame, and it also has rare wood trim on the outside of the doors.
- There is a 579 cubic inch Continental engine and 5-speed Fuller transmission in this truck.