The trucks were on display at a private museum in California. Among them are very rare models, preserved in a single copy
In the US, a collection of vintage trucks will be sold at Mecum auction. Several dozen cars of the first half of the twentieth century will go under the hammer. Details are published on the website of the auction house.
The trucks were part of the Pop Hayes Museum in California. He worked in trucking for half a century and at the age of 76 he began to collect rare trucks.
In total, 37 trucks were put up for auction, and 20 of them at once were over 100 years old. The oldest lots are a 1903 Knox Three Quarter Ton Stake Truck with a 750 kg capacity and a small 1906 Packet Open-Cab Express pickup.
Vintage 1908 Galloway Half-Ton GT Farm Wagon, 1916 Garford Model 70B and 1918 Pierce-Arrow Model X-4 road train are well preserved. Original models include the 1915 steam-powered Breeding and the C.T. Electric Model F of 1916, preserved in a single copy.
There are also newer trucks like the 1928 Ford AA, the 1939 Dodge TF 35 or the 1949 Freightliner WF800 cabover. The Peterbilt Model 260GD is considered the most valuable lot, because only 105 of these trucks were built in 1939-1940, and this is the only copy that has survived to this day in perfect condition.