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Todd Dills

1943 Autocar ad

| July 25, 2007

In an antique store in Adamstown, Pa., we found this 1943 magazine advertisement for Autocar, then based not far away in Ardmore. The ad says wartime specialty trucks such as this U.S. Navy tanker are “heralds of increasingly finer Autocar trucks to come.”Today Autocar is based in Indiana and makes only state-of-the-art refuse trucks, its slogan “>Every day is trash day.” Dating from 1897, it’s the oldest automotive brand in continuous production in the United States, and the company website has a nice page for collectors.

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