Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hotel Del's 1923 Ford Laundry delivery truck, returned to Coronado

In '23, the Hotel Del bought a Model T to bring laundry from the hotel to Coronado Island residents, and it stayed in service until 1930, when it was given to the driver who used it as a daily driver until 1942. He had a fender bender, and placed it in a garage for storage until 1966. The grandson of the owner took over and restored it from '66 to '78, when it then began to trade hands and was found eventually in 2004 at a Paso Robles vineyard.

It is now temporarily at the El Cordova Garage, on Cornado Island, showroom where they will keep the truck on view at 10th Street and C Avenue until July 4.