935 DIAMOND T: • Diamond T – “The Cadillac of Trucks” • Founder C.A. Tilt reportedly said more than once “A truck doesn’t have to be homely” • Diamond T’s of all sizes had a certain amount of style and class with Flowing fender lines, aggressive grilles and rakish cabs. • Many trucks came with electric clocks and Cigar lighters. • Two years before the streamlined Dodge Airflow trucks, Diamond T built a streamlined “Doodle Bug” for Texaco gas. • It has been reported that Diamond T bought leftover 1934 Packard dash panels and gauges for the 1935 trucks. • This 1935 DIAMOND T low-bed was created by Bob King from Haggart Transport of Vancouver in 1950 and put directly into storage • The chain-driven DIAMOND T is typical of lowbed trucks in the 1930’s and 1940’s, that were eventually replaced by modern lowbed trucks • The DIAMOND T Motor Company was started by Charles Arthur Tilt of Chicago, Illinois in 1905 and put out it’s first cars in the same year • After introducing large trucks in 1911, DIAMOND T halted car production to focus exclusively on large vehicle manufacturing. • DIAMOND T’s 3/4-ton pickup, a valuable collector’s item, was introduced in the mid-thirties.