I must confess, dear reader, that I had never heard of a Diamond T until I was standing in front of one. If you’re not familiar with them either, don’t feel bad. This Chicago-based company was mostly known for producing heavy trucks for the military during World War II. They only made a very small number of pickup trucks between 1938 and 1949 (less than 400 total). One of these was the Model 80D seen here.
This truck originally had a Hercules QX series 6-cylinder engine. This has been swapped out for a Tuned Port Injection 305 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 engine. It has also been fully restored with new paint and hardware throughout.
The coolest thing about this truck is that it’s just so different from other passenger trucks. For one thing, the bed is HUGE and the back window is very tiny. It is unusual how the Diamond T emblem is on each side of the hood rather than on the front grille.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures of this cool and rare truck!