From 1934 until 1937, 28 different models of the International C truck line were built.
One was the half-ton pickup, which was last week's Guess the Vehicle. This 1936 pickup belonged to Dennis Trowbridge before he sold it to Tom Boos of Osseo. Boos sold this truck for $10,000 after taking 20 years to restore it. The pickup is now in a museum in Germany.
Correct guessers were Steve Anderson, Russ Moore, Larry Olson, Ted Toensing and Harry Austin.
Anderson wrote that the 1936 International pickups were the first International trucks to have hydraulic brakes. He said the C line of the trucks, with their streamlined appearance and V-shaped grilles, reflected popular automobile styles of the period.
Jim Knudsen submitted this photograph of a vehicle his friend is restoring. Can you guess the year, make and model as well as any other information about this vehicle? You can respond by e-mailing Clint at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 855-5888.
He said these trucks originally had a 213-cubic inch, six-cylinder engine that eventually became the 214-cubic inch Green Diamond engine (used by International in its trucks until 1949).
He said his wife's family also had two of these trucks she called "corn binders."
When was the last LaSalle built?
This week's trivia question is "What day and year was the last LaSalle manufactured by Cadillac built?"
The answer to last week's trivia question "When did the Chevrolet Camaro debut?" was Sept. 29, 1966. This is when the first Camaro, the 1967, was actually released to the public. It debuted in dealership showrooms Sept. 21, 1966. Readers who said 1967 also were correct because that is the year of the first Camaro.
Correct guessers were Mark Kargel, Toensing, Rosemary Petrich, Olson, Dave Lundstrom, Anderson, Larry Roscoe, and Austin.
Kargel wrote that the Camaro was originally going to be called the Panther (the molds were even made for the emblems). He also said four body styles were planned -- coupe, convertible, fastback and station wagon.
Olson and Toensing said that the base coupe that had a six-cylinder engine and three-speed manual transmission cost $2,466. Olson said there were 80 options, including a 327-cubic inch V-8 engine, a 350-cubic inch V-8 engine and a rally sport package. Toensing wrote of other options, including a 375 horsepower 396-cubic inch engine and a four-speed manual transmission.
This is what Dennis Trowbridge's 1936 International half-ton pickup looked like after it was restored by an Osseo man. It was later placed in a museum in Germany.
Lundstrom wrote that the '67 Camaros had no side marker lights compared to the '68 and later models.
Petrich wrote that the Z/28 option was added as a Camaro option in the middle of 1967. She said there were 220,906 '67 Camaros built.
Actually, the Z/28 that had a 290 horsepower special high compression 302 cubic inch V-8 engine was introduced in Dec. 1966, said Roscoe.
Kargel and Anderson wrote that Camaro means "Friend" in French. Anderson elaborated further. Ford found a Spanish dictionary with an alternate meaning -- a small shrimp like creature.
This 1936 International C Series half-ton pickup was last week's Guess the Vehicle.
Reader remembers Crown Victoria
John Puckropp wrote several weeks ago that his 1956 Ford Sunliner with a V-8 engine would readily leave tire prints and the sound of tires in a hurry when pressed.
"It had a two-speed Ford-O-Matic (drive and low) and with gas at 28 cents a gallon (that was for Clark Super 100), many a challenger were left at the light," he said.
He also said that the dual exhaust system, which fed through the rear bumper, never got warm enough to dry out in the Minnesota winters. "It was an annual event to replace the system," he said.
clint wood, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at email@example.com or at 855-5869.
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