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.