Vintage Truck of the Day: Available Truck – Yes, That’s The Brand, Available Only In Chicago

Today’s obscure dead brand truck comes to us from Chicago, where from sometime in the 1910’s through the last one in 1957 a small “assembler” of available truck components—including cabs—called Available Trucks existed. These were hardly ever seen outside the Chicago region. Dick Copello has a total of eight Availables in his collection, and almost every one has a different cab! Cabs were scrounged from wherever possible, including WW2 surplus trucks as well as truck cab builders, of which there were a number of them.

The source of this cab was not identified. Here’s a couple more.


The comments are now available for you to make your pithy remarks about this company’s rather unusual name.