For Sale: 1936 Divco Delivery Truck in Carson, California

$80,000 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

Presented here is one of America's most recognizable delivery vehicles, a Fully restored 1936 Divco-Twin Helms Bakery Delivery truck. This Divco was formerly operated by Helms Bakery of Southern California, which was located in Culver City and used to deliver fresh baked goods to households and neighborhoods from the 1930's to the 1950's. This Divco-Twin is powered by its original and restored 47 horsepower Hercules L-Head four cylinder engine and warner four speed manual transmission that could be driven on the road without any issues. The exterior of the vehicle has been fully repainted with new lettering and badges in order to recreate the Helms Bakery livery which consists of the correct pale yellow paint color with blue striping and matching painted roof. The headlights, taillights as well as an interior dome light are all powered through the upgraded 12 volt electrical system. The inside features fully restored mahogany wood cabinetry with glass inserts in the faces for viewing the products, locking slide out drawers and cork board for specials of the day which are all in very nice condition as well. The interior also features the original 'tweet-tweet' 'pie-tin' whistle with bellows and armature, pivoting seat for easy access in and out of the truck, as well as an oil pressure gauge, speedometer, water temperature gauge, battery voltage gauge, as well as a fuel gauge. The Helms truck rides on front and rear leaf springs with 16 inch 6 lug steel wheels wrapped in new Firestone radial tires. The Divco is stopped by hydraulic drum brakes on all four corners and handles surprising well through its straight front axle and live rear axle. Don't miss out on a chance to own a magnificent and gorgeous piece of history from the Los Angeles area or possibly even your neighborhood back in the day!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-885312
  • Year:1936
  • Make:Divco
  • Model:Delivery Truck
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Interior Color:Blue
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Stock Number:7634
  • VIN:237634
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive