1913 White Motor Company Texaco TankerSOLD
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Offered Without Reserve

Please note that this vehicle is part of a large group lot with the 1923 Ford Model T Texco Tanker and the 1903 Studebaker Texaco Horse-Drawn Tanker as well as an assortment of Texaco Petroliana Items. Group Lot Estimate: $120,000- $150,000.

Est. 60hp, inline L-head four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension, mechanical rear brakes. Wheelbase: 143"

White truck manufacturing commenced in 1901 and thrived with the company ’ s adoption of gasoline engines in 1910. In fact, commercial sales, which included domestic military contracts and overseas shipments to Russia, outlived car production by over sixty years.

This largely unrestored and original White tanker was used by Texaco and, befitting the origins of the fuel company, was acquired by the Wiseman Collection in 2004 from an owner in Texas. In addition to the large three-compartment drum on the rear, it is equipped with a series of smaller gas cans, a wooden case for axel grease, and a fire extinguisher. It is finished largely in black, although the tanker on the rear is red and the artillery-style wood wheels have been painted to match. The quality of the paint on the open cabin, fenders, and tanker is generally quite good, but some surface texture is visible. Black vinyl upholstery covers the seat cushion and backrest and is essentially new. The wooden steering wheel shows signs of aging, however, while the dash is refinished in black and is fitted with basic gauges and operating controls. The four-cylinder flathead engine is located under the distinctive ‘ White curve ’ hood and is essentially unrestored. Signs of aging, oxidation, and road grime are evident in the engine bay while the undercarriage, which is refinished in gloss black, has also not been restored.

Assorted Texaco Petroliana

Also included in this historic Texaco package is a selection of vintage service station accessories, all restored in Texaco livery. A Fry visible pump, two early gas pumps, a wheeled dual lubester and a single lubester, as well as an assortment of period gas cans and barrels nicely complement these vintage Texaco vehicles. They would provide the perfect finishing touch for a display in a museum setting or a historic collection.

Reference Number 15062

as of 11/5/2007

Car 1913 White Motor Company Texaco Tanker
VIN 4379 
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