When one thinks of Mack trucks, big rigs and diesel fumes come to mind. But in 1936, the Allentown, PA. company fielded the Mack Jr, (with “Junior” never spelled out and without the period) as a personal use pickup truck.
Depending on model and configuration, a Mack Jr could weigh between 4500 to 14,000 pounds, yet that was considered lightweight compared to regular Mack models that started at 18,000lbs. The Mack Jr was also touted as being garagable.
Although initial sales were acceptable, the price of the Mack Jr ultimately was a tough sell. Prices for the baby Mack ranged from $575 – $1,205 in 1937. Ford’s pickup, in comparison, cost only $470. The Mack Jr reached the end of the road after the 1938 model year. Today, only six examples allegedly remain in existence.
This pristine example of the Mack Jr is currently located in Edmond, OK. This truck is in better than new condition after a two year restoration. That’s a good thing because if you need parts it’s gonna be hard tracking them down. Bright Red with a black interior, it’s running a Continental 6 cylinder engine and manual transmission. Even the Mack bulldog hood ornament sparkles. For $165K, you can be the owner of a very cool orphan/odd ball that won’t have a twin at the local (or national) show and shine.