White Gilmore Streamline Tanker 1935

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White Gilmore Streamline Tanker 1935 by Autocult

Perfectly shaped at the gas station   

In the 1930s many American companies felt called to refresh their image with specially designed trucks. Additionally, these trucks attracted considerable attention and interest. The press willingly reported about these unique and beautiful trucks and also on the public the trucks made a positive impression.   One of these companies, which decided to modernise and replace its vehicle fleet, was the ‘Gilmore Oil Company’. Founded in 1903 and holding almost 3,500 gas stations the company was well-known on the West Coast of the USA. Around 1935 the desire to replace the conventional fuel tank trucks, which served to supply the gas stations with fuel, by more extravagant trucks emerged and the 48-year-old company owner Earl Bell Gilmore contacted the body maker ‘Advance Auto Body Works’.   The Designer Wellington Everett Miller created a new body and went for a Cab-Over-Engine design – or short COE, meaning that the driver’s cab was directly positioned over the front axle and also above the engine. Advantage of this design was the enlargement of the passenger compartment, by which the Gilmore driver’s cab offered space for four passengers. The overall roundish design merged over distinctive front fenders into the structure of the fuel tank and the clean silhouette ended in a round rear end. Noteworthy were also the tear-drop-shaped superstructures at the roof, which subtly covered the filling ports for the fuel and perfectly fit into the aerodynamic streamline shape of the truck. Likewise not harming the aerodynamical concept of the design was the almost covered twin rear axle of the car, which additionally gave the design a certain “solidness and strength” – as an article in a magazine stated.

Description: White Gilmore Streamline Tanker 1935
Catalogue#: ATC11012
Product Type: Resincast
Scale: 1:43
Event: Road, Concept Cars
Colour: -
Drivers: -
Sponsors: Gilmore
Dates: 1935
Race/Position: -
Release Date: July 2020
Weight: 750 grams
Comments: Limited edition of 333 pieces.

About Autocult

A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.

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