For Sale: 1949 Diamond T Pickup in Sarasota, Florida

Vehicle Description

Diamond T’s reputation was as a builder of heavier trucks, typically one ton and larger. The company produced quality trucks with the style you might look for in a passenger automobile. Some would refer to Diamond T as the “Cadillac of trucks“. Charles Tilt made the comment..”A truck doesn’t have to be homely“. Diamond T certainly lived up to both of those attributes

The trucks were built with an X-Braced frame that was placed on an extra heavy duty front axle and a floating rear axle with leaf springs in each corner.

New truck price for the 1949 Diamond T Model 201 One Ton Pickup was in the area of $1,675. Diamond T’s weren’t cheap trucks to purchase since it’s price was at least $200 more than a Ford One Ton at that time. By the same token the cost was justified considering the Diamond T reputation for quality and rugged construction. The Model 201’s were built from 1938 to 1949. These are rare today because the best estimates put total Diamond T Model 201 production for the entire run at about 7,000 vehicles.

Introduced in 1938, the Model 201 one-ton pickup was powered by a Hercules engine mated to a Warner Gear transmission

By 1949, the Hercules-built 236-cu.in. L-head straight-six was rated @ 91hp and mated to a Warner T-9 Four Speed Manual gearbox

Classic style features are the split windshield which can be cranked out, instrument cluster and dash, floor mats with the Diamond T embossed, locking toolbox on passenger side, side mount spare, stainless grille and cast hood ornament, cab lights and full chrome Diamond T hubcaps
Original functioning Heater unit

Vehicle Details

  • 1949 Diamond T Pickup
  • Listing ID: CC-1564903
  • Price: $54,900
  • Location:Sarasota, Florida
  • Year:1949
  • Make:Diamond T
  • Model:Pickup
  • Exterior Color:red
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:0
  • Trim Level:201
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive

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Vintage Motors Sarasota
5500 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
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