1956 Diamond T 931CN COE

1956 Diamond T 931CN COE



Now for something completely different! Did you know big rigs existed at least as far back as 1956? We proudly offer this rarely seen '56 Diamond T Model 931CN cab-over-engine rig with a cosmetic restoration.

This particular model was previously owned by George Crouse, former president and board member of the American Truck Historical Society. It's a single axle model and had one of the tallest cab-over profiles in the industry, giving drivers a commanding view of the road ahead.

The red paint contrasts nicely with the white trim of the grille, front bumper and wheels. The bodywork is straight and solid with a clean engine bay. It has dual fuel tanks and the following chrome parts - mirrors, grab handles, horn and single exhaust stack.

In front are Goodyear tires while in back are Bridgeton truck tires, all size 11R22.5. Each one is mounted to a red wheel with white trim and chrome center caps up front. The wheels are in very good order but the tires are in good, original condition.

Beneath the cab is a Cummins 743 CID, 24-valve, six-cylinder diesel engine (code NH220) – 220 horsepower and 606 lbs-feet of torque! The motor is linked to a 10-speed manual transmission. Gross vehicle weight is 30,000 pounds.

The cab opens a window into the past. There's a wide center console, with just enough room behind the seats for a twin roll-away mattress, a far cry from today's sleepover cabs. The driver's seat is upholstered in a medium blue while the navigator's chair is green. The gearshift lever falls to the driver's right hand while a bank of toggle switches resides on the center console, with a full array of gauges to the left, framed by the steering wheel. The fuel, temp and amp gauges are inop. The entire cabin is vintage mid-1950s.

If you're a truck collector, this model may fit nicely into your collection. If you specialize in Diamond T models, this is definitely one you do not want to pass up. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check out this classic rig!

VIN: 931CN0208

This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 54,036 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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  • Previously owned by George Crouse, former president, board member of the American Truck Historical Society
  • Single Axle Cabover model 931C
  • Cummins 743 CID, 24valve, sixcylinder diesel engine (code NH220) 220 hp and 606 lbsft or torque!
  • 10speed manual transmission
  • This model had one of the tallest cabover profiles in the industry and drivers enjoyed a commanding view of the road ahead
  • Gross weight of 30,000 pounds
  • Dual fuel tanks
  • Chrome mirrors, grab handles, horn and single exhaust stack
  • While front bumper, grille and wheels
  • Stainless rear quarter fenders
  • 22.5inch wheels
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