This 1936 International C-30 1-1/2 ton oil delivery truck is owned by Kenneth and Ellen Rabeneck of Louisville, Kentucky. Ken’s son spotted an ad in the newspaper, and when Ken went to look at the truck he discovered that it was literally in pieces. It had been stripped to the frame and all the pieces were in barrels. But that didn’t deter Ken – he just gathered everything together and rebuilt the truck. He liked oil tankers from the 1930s, so he rebuilt the truck to resemble a Gulfpride delivery truck, complete with side panels for storing cans. It sits on a 157-inch wheelbase and has a Columbian 400-gal, 3-compartment oil tanker body. The C-30 is powered by a 233 cubic inch flathead, with 93 hp at 3,400 rpm and 181 ft-lbs. of torque at 1,000 rpm. It has a 4-speed main transmission and a Brown-Lipe 3-speed auxiliary that provide 12 forward gear ratios. The rear axle is full-floating 5.3-1 and the brakes are vacuum booster hydraulic. Ken and his wife have enjoyed taking the International to shows all around the region. To find more “weird and wonderful” old time trucks, be sure to visit www.oldtimetrucks.org.
John & Shirley Sponholtz have been involved with old trucks for over 20 years. Shirley was editor at Wheels of Time for 12 years before going out on her own and starting Old Time Trucks magazine in 2004. John is an avid photographer who enjoys taking pictures of odd and/or rare trucks (he provides most of the pictures for this article and their magazine). John & Shirley, who are from Richmond, Indiana, have been regular contributors to 10-4 Magazine since 2006.