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In the year and a half since we first got a glimpse of the Pinto Air Freight Crosley mini-semi (if “semi” is the prefix for half, then would this be a quarter-truck?), we’ve learned that it was built in the 1950s by John Giordano Sr. and Biagio R. Pinto; that it resided in a junkyard in Middlesex, New Jersey, when the photos were taken; and that it’s not for sale (drat!!). We also were sent this video showing the Crosley more in depth, including the Chevrolet four-cylinder engine that had been swapped in for the Crosley ‘banger.
Also since then, Tony Pearson sent us the photo at the top of this post, showing the Crosley in happier times.
I think know I need to build one of these some day. Powered, of course, by a Crosley V-8.
UPDATE (1.October 2010): Tony informed us the photo above was taken around 1973 at the Pinto Trucking Service corporate office in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania.