1939 Diamond T 404 truck; Diamond T Motor Car Company; 1939; 2015.201


1939 Diamond T 404 truck

About this object

Year: 1939
Make: Diamond T
Model: 404
Serial No: 4043637
Engine Make: Hercules
Engine Type: Side Valve 6
Engine Model: CB JXE3
In3: 245
GVWlbs: 12200
This 1939 Diamond T 404 was bought new by Kaiapoi Woollen Mills and used as a freight truck until around 1967. It was then sold to Mistyvale Pig Farm in Rangiora. In 1972 Chas Edwards of Auckland (who operated similar Diamond T buses for many years) bought it. Bill Richardson bought it from him in 1986.
The drop panel stake body was built on this truck new by Steel Bros. Drop stake is just a flat deck with stake sides and drop panel means filled in around the wheels. The paint scheme was copied from a Diamond T brochure.


Diamond T Motor Car Company

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

United States of America

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, transport, truck


Bill Richardson Transport World

Credit Line

From the collection of Bill Richardson Transport World

Object Type

Transport, motor vehicle, truck

Object number


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