NOS - Manoil Wrecker
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
Does anyone have any more information on this one? If so, contact rusty at email@example.com
Here's what we found out...
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
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.