COE Trucks

Coca-Cola Carrier: 1954 Chevrolet COE

Ever since Coca-Cola went mainstream in the late 19th Century, they’ve had some form of a distribution network. The more products they sold, the more complicated that network would become. Coke has been using delivery trucks from practically every… more»

Circus Barn Find? 1938 GMC COE

The roots of GMC date back to 1909 when two vehicle builders were combined to form General Motors Truck Company. Fast forward 114 years and GMC still thrives in the truck business, although their products are seen as rebadged… more»

Already Restored: 1941 GMC Cabover Flatbed

The cab-over-engine (COE) truck began as an “engine under seat” design, produced by Autocar in about 1899. Early trucks didn’t even have cabs – though users sometimes built their own crude enclosures – until the late teens, when the… more»

Restore or Replicate? 1941 Ford COE Crew Cab

This 1941 Ford cab-over is offered for sale by Iron City Garage. If you aren’t aware of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based dealer, they are one of the premier sources for vintage patina project trucks in the country. They have about 400K… more»

Unfinished Restomod: 1946 Chevrolet COE

The Chevrolet AK-Series COE (Cab-Over-Engine) trucks were workhorses back when this hauler was built after World War II. If you Google photos of these things, you’ll find more examples of modified customs as opposed to original trucks as most… more»

BF Auction: 1946 Dodge COE WHMA-48 Tanker

SOLD Some people find the prospect of tackling the restoration of a classic truck overwhelming. However, they can prove surprisingly straightforward. Admittedly, everything is bigger and heavier than you find on the average car, but the engineering and construction… more»

Lights & Sirens Working! 1942 Ford Coe Fire Truck

The Ford COE (Cab-Over-Engine) trucks were versatile workhorses, used in everything from agriculture to dump trucks to fire engines.  This 1942 Ford Fire Truck falls into the latter category and was recently acquired by the seller from a private… more»

Rare 1947 Ford Marmon Herrington Forestry Truck

Cab-over-engine (COE) trucks are a popular form factor for work vehicles due to their efficient use of space. Now, their unique aesthetic has them showing up more often at car shows–at least in my personal experience. There’s something special… more»

Tall Project: 1950 GMC COE Septic Truck

Cab Over Engine trucks are some of the most unique and “cartoonish” vehicles ever made. They have the same general appearance as their light-duty cousins but feature exaggerated hoods and tall cabs which sit over the engine, hence the… more»

Pickup Conversion Candidate? 1952 White 300 COE

COE projects are always so compelling. The art deco design is extremely attractive, and you know that trucks like this White 3000 will look absolutely killer when someone builds a high-quality rat rod out of it. And while commercial-grade… more»

Rat Rod COE: 1968 International Harvester

Dragging home a big truck project is one of the more daunting prospects I can think of when it comes to a rescue mission. I routinely have non-running projects shipped here and there, but it never requires more than… more»

Hot Rod Hauler: 1947 Dodge C.O.E.

It must be COE (cab over engine) truck week at Barn Finds. A few days ago, we featured this 1939 Chevrolet and today it’s a 1947 Dodge which appears to be a model F or H. But again, things… more»

Former Wrecker: 1939 Chevrolet COE Truck

I frequently wind up a post with a “What to do with it?” question and ask readers to offer their ideas and suggestions as to what to do with a vehicle whose continuing purpose in life is not self-evident…. more»

Unfinished Project: 1956 Ford C-750 COE

Well, here is something you don’t see parked on the street every day. Or even here on Barn Finds. I believe this is the first 1956 Ford C-750 COE. (cab over engine) truck we’ve featured. There’s not a lot… more»

Former Coke Truck: 1968 Ford C600 COE

Another day, another tempting cabover project. This time, it’s a 1968 Ford C600 that was used as a sheep truck until its retirement in the dusty confines of a New Mexico barn yard. Before that, it hauled refreshing bottles… more»

1941 Chevrolet Cab Over Survivor

We’ve featured several COE’s here on Barn Finds over the years. Cab-Over-Engine trucks are becoming increasingly more popular and in turn, more valuable. They share a lot of components with their light-duty cousins but have exaggerated hoods that allow… more»

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