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Old Coleman Four Wheel Drive Truck

Old Coleman Four Wheel Drive Truck
Goldfield, Nevada.

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Craig Trout
Craig Trout
Wow, great shot... Do you have any more photos of this fascinating old Coleman? It looks like it might be a D-40X or perhaps a very early E model...

Thanks for sharing!!!
2 years ago.
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I don't have any other pics of this one. I'll see if I can take more next time I get up there.
I know I saw another Coleman in Arizona. I think it was in Jerome, AZ.
I'll see if I can get pics of that one too.
2 years ago.
Craig Trout
Craig Trout
Hi Dave,

Yes, I would be extremely interested in getting copies or your images as email attachments!

If I understood your message correctly, you found and photographed Coleman (nee Holmes) chassis serial #9 at Don Robertson's Gold King Mine museum in Jerome, Arizona. If so, this is the oldest known Coleman truck still in existence, and dates from about August of 1921. In 1925, the existing 4x4 open-cab truck was converted to a fire truck for the Littleton Volunteer Fire Department, and then later upgraded in 1928, serving until 1960, before being sidelined for utility chores by the Littleton street department. Although only partially complete, this surviving chassis is of extreme historical significance in the history of Coleman trucks.

• For a short article I wrote about the history of the truck, see "Just Old Trucks" at:

forums.justoldtrucks.com/22610/RE-Coleman-Trucks?PageIndex=18&Keywords=%22Gold%20King%22#bm79012

• If the article does not come up correctly, it is currently on page 18 of the Coleman Trucks thread on "Just Old Trucks."

Again, I cannot overstate my excitement over your "find" and your offer to share your images by attachments to emails.

I am also truly looking forward to more detailed photos of the Coleman truck in Goldfield, Nevada, whenever you get a chance. Also, if you can determine the owner and his contact information, I would very much like to send him the history of his truck. If the builder's plate is still present, it will be high on the back wall of the cab on the passenger side, will include the serial number, model, date, weight, (original) engine and such. There may even be a another builder's plate for the dump bed (probably Wood Hydraulic Hoist Company). The serial number for the chassis should also be stamped all the way forward on the driver's side frame rail.

Thanks again, I am very excited about all this...

Craig
23 months ago.