Autocar Mondays – In for the Long Haul

The AT64F, the last true OTR tractor offered by Autocar and often mistaken for a Peterbilt. Depending on your outlook on life this is either complement or an insult. Seen at the ATHS Hudson Mohawk show this was another classic head turner.

Autocar AT64F

Based on a plaque found on the dash this truck looks to be #84 of a limited 130 truck run from back in 1984.


Sharp looking unit for sure. Now that I’ve seen the name on the hood visor  I can’t help think of the movie Joy Ride in which the late Paul Walker and friends taunt a psychopathic truck driver by claiming to be a woman by the name of Candy Cane. No surprise, it doesn’t turn out well.

Autocar AT64F

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2 Responses to Autocar Mondays – In for the Long Haul

  1. Jim Rymes says:

    Thanks so much for posting the pictures of my 84 Autocar. Old trucks are a family hobby and my wife and 3 girls are involved. This 84 was owned by a good friend and I was able to buy it after he passed away last year. We have had it for about 6 weeks and did a paint and sandblast on the frame and some cleaning and polishing. It runs beautiful. My middle daughter, thought it looked like a candy cane, being red and white and that name did remind me of the “joy ride” movie. I love hearing Rusty Nail call that out! I look forward to taking it to as many shows as possible. I will use it to pull our landoll with other old trucks. Thanks again, Jimmy

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