Wheels in the grass, with Jim Corbran
by Jim Corbran - posted 8:25 pm, August 18, 2009
Quick — call me a tow truck!
I think you can guess the next line, so I won’t bother. This abandoned 1957 Ford tow truck is currently parked next to what appears to be an equally abandoned service station in Silver Creek, N.Y. Judging from the six-lug wheels I’d guess it’s an F-350. And also judging from the lack of a V-8 badge on the grille (and the lack of holes which may have indicated there was once a badge there), I’d also guess it’s packing Ford’s 139-hp six-cylinder engine. V-8s were optional in 1957, the first year for this new body style. If you wanted to jazz-up your ’57 Ford truck, you could add such nicities as an electric shaver (!), an oil filter, or turn signals! My, we’ve come a long way, haven’t we?