1967 Divco: Ice Cream Truck

1967 Divco Dairy Truck

Spring has come fast here in Boise, as I type this it is 75 degrees out. While it’s great for some top down driving, it has been a quick adjustment and my body apparently isn’t ready to acclimate to this weather. When I saw this Divco dairy truck I instantly wanted it, simply because it make me think of ice cold milk and ice cream! The seller claims it runs and drives nicely. It has been serviced and everything works, although the seller isn’t sure whether the refrigeration system still works. For just a fun driver it wouldn’t be necessary to have, but I would love to have it working so I could escape the heat and have my own supply of ice cream on hand at all times! Find this Divco here on eBay in Malden, Missouri.

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Comments

  1. JW454

    During the early 60’s I remember one like this delivering milk to my grandmother’s house. The guy was dressed in an all white uniform and wore a white hat much like a policeman. He drove the truck standing up which I thought was wild. Great memories.

  2. pursang

    I lived in New Jersey as a kid and remember that the Dugan Bread guy drove a truck like this and dropped off bread every other day. Not sure if he was standing, though.

  3. Mark E

    I’d get it operating well enough that I could drive it to car shows & sell ice cream! By the fall I could use it to haul around all my “crowd favorite” truck trophies! ^_^

  4. Ed P

    Nice looking milk truck. Does anyone know what engine is in there.

  5. WFP

    Looks to be a Ford big six which was pretty common in the later model Divcos.

  6. DT

    After the second war these had Continentals,Then Hercules,Then Nash,Then some Detroit Diesels,by the time this was made they had gone to the Ford 300 six

    • Ed P

      Thanks DT. I knew about the Continentals but the ohv engine was not recognizable to me.

  7. Tom S.

    How adorable! It’s probably for the best that I don’t have unlimited resources and storage space.

  8. Will Calhoun

    Seems to me that there’s going to be a ton of rust under those add-on lower panels judging by the rear edges. For the asking price it’s not original enough.

  9. Bill

    In the movie Scrooged I am pretty sure the milk truck David Johansen drives thru in his taxi is a Divco

  10. Alan (Michigan)

    Interesting that the seller is using the ad copy written by the previous owner in the eBay listing. Why on earth would anyone do that?

    • Ross W. Lovell

      Greetings All,
      Divco’s, as far as I know, were all driven standing up. Made sense if you were a milkman. Never thought about other delivery uses.
      I think Continental made the engine, an industrial engine manufacturer.
      Was always surprised these didn’t run afoul of motor vehicle or federal laws regarding their standing driving position.

  11. Charles Hefner

    This one is powered by a Chevrolet inline six from the looks of the ebay ad.

    • Blake

      Nope, it’s a Ford “big six” either a 240 or 300, impossible to tell without measuring the stroke. Great engine regardless, and most likely a 300. I don’t know if Divco put them in or a later owner did, but they are simple, strong, reliable engines that are easy to work on.

  12. paul w. sivakka

    Hello from Finland !

    Love these old “business” trucks. Its all about old culture.

    Hope some people will take care of them and make a good and fine contribute to old

    service and business culture.

    Kindets regards

    Paul W. Sivakka
    Pori
    Finland

  13. Charles Hefner

    I was thinking it was a Chevrolet engine because of the way the valve cover looks.

  14. Charles Hefner

    You’re right Blake my bad!!…think it was the oil cap that was making me think it was a Chevrolet,but after looking again,I can see it is definitely see it;s a Ford!

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