Truck to show, or to haul buddies home from the show

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Want to be the hit of the car show, and perhaps pick up some extra money on the drive home? Pick of the Day is a 1946 Dodge COE — Cabin Over Engine — truck equipped with a car-hauling slant bed you could use for showcasing your other collectible vehicle or could use to haul home someone’s classic that wouldn’t start after the show.

“In 1939, Dodge presented a completely new designed line of pickups and trucks, with streamlined, art-deco styling front sheet metal,” the dealership advertising the truck on ClassicCars.com says in its advertisement.

“Job-Rated” was another theme for those trucks, the dealership reports.

In the cab

“Dodge tried to offer customers the truck that fit the job they were buying it for. As a result, the Dodge pickup/truck range from 1939 onwards offered an exceptionally large number of available variants, six different payload ratings, a wide range of bodies, more than twenty different wheelbase-lengths were manufactured, and fitted with different sized versions of the Chrysler-sourced inline six-cylinder side-valve engines.”

The dealership, located in Denver, Colorado, says the 1946 COE has a diamond-plate bed with storage compartments, aluminum ramps and a winch.

The body sits on a 1968 Dodge chassis and is titled as a ’68 vehicle.

In the cabin there are a tilt steering column, air conditioning, custom gauges with GPS speedometer, ratchet shifter, gray leather seats and black carpeting.

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Powering the truck is a 5.9-liter Cummins turbo diesel and an automatic transmission. The truck has power steering and power brakes, with discs on the front wheels. 

The truck is priced at $38,900.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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