Not A Toy: 1925 Ford Panel Delivery Truck


This little truck really is, well, a real delivery panel truck. Standard Motor Truck Company built 30 of these for a newspaper publisher in Detroit. This one is listed on eBay in Cross Plains, Indiana with a buy it now of $15,000 and an opening bid of $12,000. It’s an older restoration and was stored from 1968 until recently. It runs and drives but will need a little restoration. It appears complete and original.


There’s not a lot of room inside, especially with the gas tank in the way. The gas tank was originally in the cowl and fed the engine by gravity.


The Model T had no electrical system originally, but but in 1919 a generator, starter and electric headlights were added.


This little truck must have been stored well. The paint and body work appear to be in great shape. There is a little restoration work to be done, but this little truck looks ready to go for whatever use. The new owner will have a unique vehicle that many folks will think is a toy. This little truck could be used for marketing or perhaps it will join a collection. It would be fun to have this little truck for an occasional drive, car shows or to haul a few things to automotive swap meets? What would you do with this?


  1. joeinthousandoaks

    Priced high for a T.

  2. Ted

    Only 26 and 27 T’s had the gas tank in the cowl…

  3. S Ryan

    I consider them all Toys.
    Big or Little.

  4. Chris Buchaniec

    two words: hot rod

  5. boxdin

    Newspapers are heavy. How could this little thing carry much weight? Guess that’s why they only built 30.

  6. David L Member

    Love the drivers seat!!! Definitely of the period.
    Would’ve liked to see with the original wood delivery body w/ signage.

  7. Andy R.

    The gas tank would have been under the seat, filling it by lifting up the seat cushion to get to the tank.

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