Ford Model T Vegetable Truck

Although not a full-fledged truck, the Model T Ford was so sturdy and useful that all sorts of commercial bodies were built on its chassis. Among these were variations for street and highway vending, each of which was tailored for its specific use. Merchants selling fruits and produce found it helpful to have low sides, for customer convenience, coupled with plenty of shelf space for display of wares. A roof was necessary to provide shade from the sun or protection from rain. Often, roll-down curtains were provided to further enclose the cargo area from inclement weather.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

20 bhp, 176.7 cu. in. four-cylinder inline L-head engine, two-speed planetary transmission, solid front axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, transmission brake and two-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 100".

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Stephen Goodal

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