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These were the days, my friends!!

 

Some cool old photos of auto transport tractor-trailer rigs with their cargo onboard. How cool are these transporters?  And the cars.....wonderful.  What a photographic time warp.

Looks to me these shots were from 48' to 56'.  The F-1 Ford trucks are interesting.  What I've been told in the past, the 1/2 tons shipped with hub caps and the 3/4 ton were an option!

God bless the poor drivers...those COE trucks drove & rode so hard.  No power nothing----!! They were lucky to have an AM radio, heater, & some extra running lights.  And the GMC truck more than likely had a screaming 6-71 Detroit diesel to keep your foot hammered to the floor with.

Some great cars on those transports.....the last photo is really nice.  The whole rig "shines" STYLE!!!!  I just wish some were in color! 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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