1937 Divco SF
Stand and Drive Truck
The above picture is the 1937 Divco SF truck. The side doors bi-fold along the side of the body to the rear of the side door opening. The windshield was a two piece unit, split in half top to bottom and could be opened to let in fresh air.
This is a view of the interior of the SF Divco. In addition to the steering wheel column, there is a gear shift, then a hand brake to slow down while still driving and going around corners and the emergency brake handle.
This Divco model was manufactured for only two years. It was first introduced in 1936 and only 9 trucks were manufactured. The next and last year that it was manufactured was 1937 and only 155 trucks were produced that year. So the total production of this Model SF Divco was 164 units. The SF stands for Side Folding doors. This was the first year for side folding doors for Divco. Prior years the trucks had sliding doors that slide inside the sidewall of the truck or on the outside of the body.
This model looks somewhat like the B model Thorne truck as well as International Harvester’s Stand & Drive 1935 model. Divco stopped production of this Model SF in 1937. Around the end of 1937 Divco bought Twin Coach Company and combined the Twin Coach & Divco resulting in a truck call Divco-Twin. Around this time Divco was also planning to produce their snub nose UM model which became the standard delivery truck for the Dairy Industry.
At this present time there are only 4 of these trucks known to be in existence. John Rienzo, Jr., the Divco Club’s Historian, has just completed refurbishing one of these SF model Divcos.