My favorite thing about old cars is that each one has a story. I think it is worthwhile to record those stories, so I'm using this forum to share what I've pieced together about an old truck I found. Maybe others here can help me collaborate, correct or add to the bits of evidence I have uncovered. The truck is a 1947 Diamond T 201. Diamond T was an independent truck manufacturer until being purchased by White in 1958. Diamond T was most well-known for heavy duty trucks with a stylish flare. With the exception of a handful of similar Model 80, ¾-ton trucks produced in 1937, the Model 201 was smallest truck Diamond T built. Between 1938 and 1949, Diamond T built only 7,000 1-ton, Model 201s. I stumbled across this particular truck in a small Utah town. I was on a road trip to retrieve an REO Speed Wagon cab that I describe in another thread. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=799746&highlight=reo I had always admired these trucks, but rarely see them. If the name Diamond Reo sounds familiar, it is because White also bought REO in 1957. After the merger Some REO and Autocar components were branded as Diamond T trucks (all medium and heavy duty, no pickups). In 1967, the independent names were dropped in favor of the short-lived Diamond Reo name. A little trivia: Ransom E. Olds is responsible for the name of two major auto manufacturers (Oldsmobile and REO) and two well-known musical groups. (REO Speedwagon and Diamond Rio). I thought the little Diamond T would make a nice running mate with Dads REO, but what impressed me most was the story told by the Utah owner. The truck was purchased new by the General Tire company in Salt Lake City. An employee of the tire company bought the truck from them and took it to his family Ranch in the remote southern Utah town of Lyman. The truck still wears its 1964 license plates. I presume that license plates were either not required for farm use or that Lyman was so far from civilization that the law would simply not bother the citizens of Lyman for such transgressions against state bureaucracy. The town is so small and remote, I'm sure everyone knows each other; and having spent 65 years in Lyman, the Diamond T would have been recognizable to anyone in town. The old farmer thought it had been 7 or 8 years since he drove The Diamond T. His wife thought it was more like 12 or 14 years. Who knows exactly how long the truck had been sitting? The dust inside seemed to be inches deep. Thank goodness for that dry Utah climate. The truck was dirty, but rock solid with original paint on most of the undercarriage. He told me stories of the Diamond T making service runs for the tire company all over the state. In its retirement from city life, the Diamond T was used to haul grain and fence posts in some pretty remote and rugged territory in the mountains of Utah. The opportunity to buy such a truck that had not been offered publicly for sale since it was new in 1947 was an opportunity I could not pass up. I love old trucks and I love the rugged west. This truck combined the two, and the more I researched the truck's history, the more interesting things I discovered. That's why I want to document the story and to share it. I'll be adding more photos and history I've pieced together.