Trying To ID Year/model. Older Rig.

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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73-74 year model and GTown was absolutely correct on the history.

Robynn J.'s Comment
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Wow that model is amazing! I'm searching for 73 or 74 diecast cabover freightliner..its a harder hunt than I thought to find on as close as possible in red. Little differences here and there. Or big ones...particularly the top.

I suppose to get the perfect replica I'd need to build my own like you did. But man that takes crazy skills! The scale on yours means its very tiny correct?

G-Town's Comment
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Try this link:

Diecast Direct

Also AMT has 1/25th scale kits of this truck. You can search eBay for this.

G-Town's Comment
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Wow that model is amazing! I'm searching for 73 or 74 diecast cabover freightliner..its a harder hunt than I thought to find on as close as possible in red. Little differences here and there. Or big ones...particularly the top.

I suppose to get the perfect replica I'd need to build my own like you did. But man that takes crazy skills! The scale on yours means its very tiny correct?

Thank you! Yes tiny, less than 1” wide.

Many DCP 1/64th White Freightliner COEs on eBay. Mid 70s. The black one with yellow stripes is a dead-nuts ringer for the prototype truck photo you posted.

Log into eBay and search on DCP 1/64th.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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The thing that helps give away the year model on that one is hard to see on a side profile picture but you show just enough of the front to see the really large logo on the front above the grill. The old style Freightliner is like the one next to the step but since it was White Freightliner at the time, it needed a huge emblem.

G-Town's Comment
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Yes, true.

Good photo gallery of this truck...

1974 Freightliner

Greg M.'s Comment
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Growing up my family's gravel business were big White/Autocar fans, except for ready mix trucks which were always Macks.

The first truck I drove on the road was a 1974 Autocar with an 18 speed and a very underpowered Cummins. Got my chauffeur's license one morning and the same day my dad had me make 2 deliveries with him riding along then he turned me loose. Things were a lot different back in those days.

I drove that truck full time for 2 summers and never had an issue. In about 1986 they traded it in on some new Freightliner dumps after they killed off the Autocar brand. A "super trucker" bought it from the dealer and within a few months had blown up both the rear ends and the transmission. When he complained to the dealership about it the dealer told him that a 22 year old college kid had been driving it without issue and he was sure that I would be willing to come teach him how to drive it correctly. That shut him up.

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