Vintage PR Shot: 1940 Mack ED Station Wagon – The Mack Family Truckster

Mack trucks are usually thought of in terms of big, heavy-duty rigs, but between 1938 and 1944, Mack built the Model ED, in the one to one and a half ton rating range. Most were pickups or other light trucks, but apparently a few station wagons were built, with a wood body, of course.

Since only 2,686 EDs were built, it’s not surprising that only some 50 remain, and a Google search turns up one woodie wagon.

Looks like its body was made by a different firm, but here it is, in all of its wooden glory.

Here’s the pickup truck. Love those cast wheels; just like the big Macks.

The ED came with a 209 cubic inch Continental six rated at 67 hp, and if that wasn’t enough, there was the larger 226 inch version, rated at 72 hp. The 226 showed up in a number of cars and Jeeps to come, including all the Kaiser-Frazers.