While browsing through the trucks of the Mahan Collection last weekend there were plenty of conversations to overheard. Some of the most common phrases were “Look at this” or “Can you believe it”. There also was plenty of swearing or as a lawyer would call them, excited utterances. While ogling one particular Brockway, a 527 cabover, I heard some refer to the Cortland built masterpiece as “that Bastard brand”. I wont lie, it sorta rubbed me the wrong way but then I realized I was probably in the presence of Mack fan who felt challenged by the obvious build and engineering superiority that were Brockway Trucks. 😉
So when was the last time you saw one of these? And with a sleeper no less! Very cool and very well preserved. How about that rolled interior?
The specific model is a E527T – 77076 with a Fuller RoadRanger RT-910. I’m not sure what lies under the cab but in the first photo you can see the Farr air cleaners poking between the sleeper and cab.
Not to far from the 527 was this 360 model, at least that is what I recall it as being. The green sheet metal and the gold frame seem awfully familiar to me but I’m not sure why. Maybe I’ve seen it at past Brockway shows? I dunno. Please refresh my memory if you can.
And finally, to show what can be done to the truck above with the right vision, a pristine 360. It simply was impossible to grab a more telling shot of this truck and that’s a crying shame. It would look amazing out in the sun with light smoke coming from the exhaust.
With this entry and tomorrow’s Autocar Monday post the Mahan Collection coverage will draw to a close. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I did.