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Nicknamed “Sweet Pea,” this 1936 Diamond T Model 80 Deluxe represents the first year of the Diamond T pickup and sports its original, rare exterior color combination of light green color with dark green fenders and original interior color. It started off as a forestry service truck in 1936. Then purchased by a fellow in Montana in 1941, and then was purchased by a Diamond T collector, who did the frame-off restoration, which was completed in 2015. The restoration included a high-end paint job and professional upholstery. The truck is powered by a 6-cylinder Hercules engine and 3-speed manual transmission. It features a Banjo steering wheel, Packard gauges on the dash, stainless-steel windshield frames, deluxe hubcaps, dealer-installed HaDees heater, and Anthony bed. It has less than 200 miles since restoration (mileage not indicated on the title).
Diamond T Model 80 pickup: Midyear in 1936, the Diamond T joined International, Federal, REO, and Mack as a heavy-duty player in the light-duty game with the three-quarter-ton Model 80. Two versions were offered: the Model 80S (standard) and 80D (deluxe). The deluxe model added an electric clock and jeweled cigar lighter. Model 80 production was brief; it ended midway through 1938. The Model 80 and the Model 201 that superseded the Model 80 used the 73 hp, 205 cid Hercules L-head six-cylinder engine (Code QXB-3) with seven main bearings. Common estimates claim “a few thousand” Model 80s were built during that short run.
Purchased at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2018 auction
- First year for pickup
- ¾ -Ton capacity
- Manual 3-speed gearbox
- Wheelbase of 119 in.
- Sixteen-inch wheels standard
- Model 80 built 1936-1937, superseded in 1938 by Model 201
- Price new approx. $525.00