In the mid Thirties, a great convergence took place in America: the repeal of the 18th Amendment and the first wave of the ‘Streamline’ movement. What does that mean for car culture? Streamliner beer trucks, of course!
Now, we spotted this ’37 GMC COE (Cab Over Engine) earlier this month on the ol’ Weed-For-Trade-List –– sorry, Craigslist –– and it looks like it hasn’t sold yet (here). But it’s probably the neatest streamliner delivery truck we’ve ever seen and we wish we could drum up enough cake to make this guy not laugh us off his property.
We tend to fetishize these dandies and here’s a good list to give a once-over at Hemmings (here). The Labatt’s beer truck is a well-known favorite, but we just get all tingly inside when we think that this GMC is not only available to anyone who can make a deal with the owner, but that there were apparently only ten of these ever built for Rainier Brewing and this truly might be the only one left.