Autocar Mondays – Good for Another Thirty

Like anyone with a regular commute you probably take the same path home day after day. I am luckier than most as I usually get to see a nice looking Autocar during my drive.

No matter the kind of day I have or the conditions of the traffic I always kept an eye out for the 6×6 Autocar tow truck at the Syracuse DPW headquarters. It has maintained a regular parking spot on the north side of the massive garage where trucks are stored and serviced for years. It was also a friendly face that I looked forward to seeing on a regular basis. At some point this early spring the truck disappeared for days. And then weeks. And then months. I figured the worst had occurred and the truck had been sold at auction. But how could this be! I follow Auctions International with a religious fervor. With a new mayor elected this past fall a new DPW superintendent took charge and seemingly began to clean house of old trucks. I dug back through the records at AI but couldn’t find any listings of the Autocar. Being the eternal optimist that I am when it comes to trucks (pessimist all other times) I envisioned the truck undergoing a full restore. Well, I’m here to tell you that positive thinking does work. Here is the DK wearing a fresh coat of paint all the way around including new door decals in case you think someone is trying to make the truck look better for an upcoming listing.

I’ll miss the old yellow and blue paint job that was the hallmark of every Syracuse DPW truck but I’m glad this beast will be around for at least a few more years. Now I can start saving to buy it when it actually is put up for sale. 😉

*Update* Sources of true knowledge have concluded this is a DK model.

A look back at this truck from the past 10 years or so. Do you have an Autocar you would like to see featured in Autocar Mondays? Email eric@dailydieseldose.com today!

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2 Responses to Autocar Mondays – Good for Another Thirty

  1. Bill Carey says:

    Looks good, I would rather see the original style headlights instead of the plow lights they put on it, must have had those in their parts room. Even so I would drive that truck for free.

  2. Mark E Hibbs says:

    Love these old Autocar workhorses.

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