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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

1955 International Harvester 3/4 ton; Erskine Truck

From Alex Emond, in southern Saskatchewan:
"Here is an Erskine truck. I'd never heard of the make but it was built by Studebaker and there were mostly cars in their line. I think that this truck must be pretty rare. I give really high style points.   
"And a bonus shot of what, I believe, is an International Harvester pickup . I took this picture at a slow roll because their dog was getting chuffed at my dogs and I never did stop. I'll go back sometime and take some more pictures, because this is my idea of all things truck. You simply can't improve it."-AE   


1 comment:

  1. if you’d like to know anything about this truck I would do my best to fill you in on it from what I know about it. I am hoping to find a little more information on it as I have not been too lucky at finding anything about trucks only their cars being made.
    It was purchased by my father (recently deceased) who was a Studebaker enthusiast through and through!
    It still remains in the family and has not been moved or started in over a decade now but I do remember the day dad and I drive it there and how I had watched him get it running before that with little effort except for having to crank it by hand.