NOS - Manoil Wrecker


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July 1, 2005

Peter writes, from the UK:

I have seen toy models of this vehicle from the 30's and wondered if it ever
existed in fact . I can't find any pictures of anything similar but I think
it would have great presence on the road.....Move over HumVee's etc

Best regards

Peter

Does anyone have any more information on this one?  If so, contact rusty at rusty@oldirononline.com

Here's what we found out...

Birdwood Car Museum

Maxbarn (our links page editor) observed that:
There is an actual 20's Packard tow truck at the Birdwood Car Museum: http://www.studebakercarclub.net/adnat165.jpg
This may be what the little toy was modeled
after.
The Standard Catalog of American Light-Duty Trucks states that Packard made trucks in the USA from
1905 to 1923. This would fit into that latter period.
Riding 20's tow truck: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/auctions/ebay/610967.html

 

Chester Fesmire of Bremen, Maine wrote:
Glad to see someone else interested in these. I have some
originals but don't know if they represent any prototype vehicle. I do know that there are some reproductions of these models out there selling for about $35. I hope that you will post any more info you get about them when and if you get it. Thanks.


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