CC Capsule: My 1956 Diamond T Series 536 Pickup – Almost Finished


(by CC reader stevee)  For nearly a year I have been working on my truck, and it’s nearing completion.  It’s a 1956 Diamond T Series 536 pickup truck, with 23k original miles. 


It has mostly original paint with some touch ups.  The engine is an International Red Diamond 450ci I6 with manual transmission.


The truck was a fire department tanker truck: we removed the tank, pump and hose reel.  The dually rear wheels were removed, too.  The bed steel is in remarkable condition, with a tailgate made from original steel.


The Diamond T register has no other trucks that resemble this one–its likely one-of-a-kind.

1956 Diamond T 323 CC and some company history here