Versatile Chassis Make Ford #1 Small Truck producer
It seems odd to claim Ford as #1 when they were really not in the truck business. But in 1920, of the 321,000 trucks produced in America, Ford provided the chassis for over half. The reasons were economics and dependability. At $525 for a chassis, Fords were priced well below the competition. Equally as important, the dependable 176.7 cubic inch 4-cylinder engine started in all types of weather and the planetary transmission made it the easiest truck to drive. Two Great Examples of Ford Versatility The first of our two 1920 Ford Model T trucks, the pick-up, looks strange today as the convertable pick-up is almost extinct. But with its flashy yellow top, wood-look bed and working tailgate, this 1:32 scale precision die cast replica is a remarkable rendition of a Ford service truck. Equally impressive is the Pioneer Tea cargo truck with its reverse color combination and opening boot. Both feature detailed engines and, just like the originals, opening passenger door only. Individually they are each great and as a pair they make terrific conversation pieces.