Cars of the GM Heritage Center: An Insider’s Look

© 2015 General Motors LLC. Used with permission, GM Media Archive.© 2015 General Motors LLC. Used with permission, GM Media Archive.
1945 GMC Model AFR523 Tank Truck
The standard wheelbase on a GMC AFR523 was 160 inches; this particular Sinclair delivery truck was modified down to 133. It has three independent gravity-fed storage tanks of approximately 500 gallons each, with fuel flow controlled from one tank to the next via a prop switch in the cab just above the steering column. The AFR523 also has a two-speed rear axle, and the cab is a GMC 1506 heavy duty cab-over configuration.

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5 thoughts on “Cars of the GM Heritage Center: An Insider’s Look

  1. Great rendition — especially of the Cadillacs. When will we ever see another Cadillac to rival those shown here? We need a new icon without worrying about fuel efficiency and “organic” greenness.

  2. A bright red Cadillac convertible was my ideal car when I was a kid and it still is. They don’t make such gorgeous cars any longer.

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