1959 Brockway 257-T
For 65 years Cortland, New York was the home of Brockway, one of
the 20th Century's best known manufacturers of heavy duty class 3,
4 and 5 motor trucks. If you grew up in New York State, chances are
your town or municipality owned a number of Brockways, which were
the chassis of choice for snow removal and road maintenance work.
Many town's fleets were exclusively Brockway, and the brand
continues to enjoy a rabid fan base a good 40 years after the last
Brockway rolled out of its Central Ave. factory.
For consignment a Brockway tractor for the big wheel man who wants
to haul in classic style. Good power from the gas engine, and air
brakes as well as a 2 speed Eaton Rear allow you to cruise easily
at highway speeds. Nicely restored and a solid frame are just two
of the many attributes of this large trailer hauler.
WIth its high up day cab fronted by a massive radiator and black
grille, cowled hood it is all go with maroon paint. Exterior steel
panels are good, and slight misalignment of gaps are noted on the
doors. Large black painted fenders have the turn signals, and
rear-view supplemental mirrors on the very edge of the front
fenders. These fenders also house and integrated headlight and have
a shiny diamond plate topping for easy access under the hood. Large
black structural steel makes up the frame, and on the rear of the
frame bed is a fifth wheel style trailer coupling. Dual spider
hubbed wheels are on back and single spiders up front, are all
painted and restored nicely.
Utilitarian and all functional interior with dual vinyl covered
bucket seats, rubber flooring and all metal lined interior. The
dash has centrally located gauges and knobs and we can note an
interior heater. A large original steering wheel fronts the dash.
Some surface rust is noted around the rubber floor mats.
A large 572ci Continental gas engine topped with a single 2-barrel
carburetor and a Fuller 5-speed manual transmission on back that
has overdrive. A 2-speed Eaton air shifted range changer rear
allows for and slow power or highway cruising.
As this truck will not go on our lift, a visual inspection shows a
fully restored, ready to roll. Frame is very solid, and all the
undercarriage is painted black.
A steep climb in and some cranking but the gasser came to life. We
had to allow a warmup time for the recently rebuilt air compressor
to build up some pressure for the brakes, Eaton rear, and wipers.
We got her up to pressure and trudged off for our test pad where it
shifted nicely and drove like a truck! Great old air brake sound
from the brakes relieving themselves of pressure.
A neat restoration of an iconic fleet manufacturer truck. Bathed in
maroon and black, it's all working and fairly straight, ready to
pull 2 pups down the A roads, grab your lot lizard put the hammer
down, then get back on the blacktop.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.