1949 Diamond T 201 Pickup Truck
|Ext. Color||Red w/ green Accents|
|Int. Color||Saddle Tan|
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 tool box on passenger side, side mount spare, stainless grille and cast hood ornament, cab lights and full chrome Diamond T hubcaps.
Original functioning Heater unit