Studebaker, not GMC Deuce and a half
RacinBob last edited by
My buddy has a '44 Studebaker deuce and a half. He is/was a car and race mechanic and his father was an air force mechanic in England during WW2. My friend bought it nicely restored and he took it to parades and stuff. I once rode with him to the steam days over in Mabel Minnesota.
It has a gas engine, it drove with a lot of momentum and liked about 45 mph. He let me drive it. I got about 1000' as double clutching at the next stop sign was not my thing.
He says the Studebakers are rare compared to the GMC's built deuces which you typically see in most movies and historical pictures. The GMC's have louvers in the side of the engine covers. The Studebakers did not, had a more rounded cab and sloped hood. I believe were unique as they had windshields you could tilt open. Drivers liked them because the cabs were nicer...
The Studebaker company was founded making wagons for the western expansion. He thought the Studebaker were a better built truck than the GMC. His dad worked on them in England but a lot of the Studebaker production went to Russia in the war. I always look at Stalin organ trucks to see if they are Studebaker trucks.
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@racinbob Very cool? I didn't know Studebaker made deuce and a halfs.