1951 Studebaker R-1 Tow Truck

1951 Studebaker R-1 Series Tow Truck. ½ Ton Chassis and Cab outfitted with a Minnesota MICO Boom type wrecker system (Minnesota Automotive Inc., Mannato, Minnesota).

Engine #323140 is a 6 cyl Studebaker Flat Head and 4 speed transmission.   The truck when it was new was the shop wrecker for the Picco Motors, the Studebaker Dealership in Montesano.  Then was acquired by Harley Adamson who operated Adamson’s Auto Body in Montesano (as depicted on the cab’s doors).

  • The 2R was the most produced Studebaker truck line
  • The 2R hood ornament was from the Studebaker Champion car
  • Studebaker produced electric trucks between 1902 and 1912
  • Serial# 4r29266