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1937 Divco SF
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. I don't know the reason 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 ultra modern UM model which became the standard delivery truck for the Dairy Industry.
At this present time there are only 5 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.