1940s Divco Helms Bakery Truck

  • CHASSIS NO: 39728
  • MANUFACTURER: Detroit Industrial Vehicle Co.,
    Detroit, Michigan
  • MODEL: VM
  • COACH BUILDER: Fageol
  • BODY CONFIGURATION: Twin Coach Delivery Truck
  • ENGINE: Continental flat head 4-cylinder model 4162
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Painted in the Helms Bakery company colors of ivory and medium blue, these vehicles were used throughout Southern California from 1931 to 1969 for door-to-door bakery deliveries. Wooden drawers in the back of the truck were stocked with fresh donuts, cookies and pastries, while the center section carried dozens of loaves of freshly-baked bread. “Daily at Your Door” was the Helms Bakery motto.