Wrecker Tow Truck
1963 Mack Wrecker Tow Truck
1963 Mack Wrecker Tow Truck
Most of us, for obvious reasons, never want to see a wrecker. It's not like you're calling one to get a ride home on Saturday night. They are the unsung heroes of the trucking world, hauling off what's left of our beloved rides after an accident or a breakdown. This life of hard labor is also why you rarely ever see an old wrecker that's in great shape. Heck, you rarely see an old wrecker, period, because a lot of them simply wound up in the scrap heap after the end of their usable life.
For consignment a snazzy visually appealing 1963 Mack Model B61 Tow Truck. This orange and white beautifully designed truck is a true attention grabber and surprisingly is an easy driver with power steering, heated leather seats, and a 15-speed triplex transmission. The drag winch is not connected but the reduction box is included with this sale.
Safety is priority one and this truck exudes that from its bright orange paint and wonderfully preserved trimmings, black and white V pattern striped front pusher bumper, vintage door logo painting and a large AAA badge. The tall Holmes 750 winch tower has lighting that flashes and the entire structure is painted in a nicely preserved white. A wonderfully rounded cab has chromed horns on top, large side view mirrors and a big curve smoke stack. Also, the large and in charge air cleaning system hangs off the passenger's side hood. Large fuel tanks in black are on either side and are held on with orange painted bands. On back another V striped safety bumper but now it's in orange and white. Wheels are just as nice as they are the center cast star hubs which are bolted to the rims. These have a Mack badged chromed moon cap center with an orange star and white rims. A real eye catcher that can catch up to 25 tons!
A very nicely restored truck interior striating with the door panels which use black leather that has triangle tufted and stitched center panels with orange buttons. Billet style door handles, and window cranks are on. Inside all the vertical panels and the headliner also use this motif. Black leather like new buckets with orange stitching are now in and these are very comfy. They also are heated and sport power adjustments! The instrument cluster is all new Auto Meter gauges with satin aluminum bezels and white faces. Orange is peppering some go the surfaces see the ashtray, steering column and brake pedal, as well as the two long shift levers. A large white Mack logo in the center steering wheel uses power assist to turn the front wheels and tires.
An orange painted 672ci inline 6-cylinder turbo diesel engine is planted under the hood. It has fuel injection, and 15-speed triplex transmission.
All looking good with leaf spring suspension all around and drum air brakes.
A pleasure to drive as the power steering works great and the transmission is a quick learning curve and most of it is not needed when you are not towing. If the truck sits for a bit you'll need to recharge the air system prior to taking off but it only takes a bit. The tachometer is not working and will need a new pickup kit.
A fine example with a new air braking system, electrical system, sandblasted undercarriage, new glass all around, and a twin winch w telescoping booms with swing aways and outriggers setup. Also, a drag winch is on but is not working but alas! the gear reduction box will come along with the truck. Photos and documentation also come with this truck.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.