BC Vintage Truck Museum, Cloverdale, Surrey BC Canada


1929 White Model 59
Shell Tanker :


A typical design of the late 1920's, this tanker was part of Shell Oil's Vancouver Fleet delivering fuel to local gas stations. Bob King purchased this unit from Shell oil in 1939. The restoration project was carried out in 1986 by Shell Oil Canada and involved staff of the BC Provincial Museum, Shell Canada, White Trucks (Burnaby), Columbia Remtec, Rolland's Heavy Truck Repair and Ace Radiator and upholstery.

The Tanker underwent a total makeover including engine overhaul, repainting and rechroming.



29 hp 4 cylinder gasoline engine

Speed governor limiting to 1,600 rpm

Double reduction rear differential producing greater power at lower speeds.



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Thank-you to the following sponsors to date; City of Surrey, Cobra Electric, Lark Construction, Jim Winter Collectible Car Appraisals

Zappone Trucking LTD., Tom Devlin Realtor, Ken Johnson Trucking LTD., Super Save Group, Willowbrook Chrysler, F & G Delivery LTD.

CBS Parts Ltd., John Aldag MP Cloverdale Langley

The BC Vintage Truck Museum is operated by the Surrey Heritage Society.