1940 Ford Holmes 515 Wrecker Truck - Grey/Dark Blue (Highway 61) 1/16
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In 1940, Ford began a truck modernization program that would influence truck designs for decades to come. The design team at Ford blended a single-piece hood, sculpted all-stainless steel grille and new sealed-beam headlamp units to create perhaps one of the best-looking Ford trucks of all time. The updated cab design also featured one-piece cowl top, roof and windshield pillar stamping, which included a fixed windshield complete with cowl-mounted wiper, a first by a major truck manufacturer.
The '40 Ford 1-1/2 ton truck was powered by the venerable 85 horsepower “Flathead” V-8 engine. The popular 134-inch wheelbase Regular Stake model with “Ford Script” logo bed weighed just 4,641 lbs. Popular options included dual rear wheels and tires, auxiliary springs and a spare tire. This combination of performance, economy and durability guaranteed Ford a major portion of the medium-duty truck market for many years to come.
This Highway 61 Collectibles model ads the popular Holmes 515 wrecker unit featuring working split booms, positionable tow cradle, and crank operated boom winches. Also includes wheel chocks, tow chains, gas can and tool box.
Highway 61 Trademark Diecast No. 50345