Cool things with wheels since 2006
I think the truck here is a circa 1918 Type 55 Cadillac. It was quite common in the 1920s to turn obsolete big cars into wreckers. One example - https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2018/10/1934-cadillac-converted-to-tow-truck.html
yes, and thank you for referring to one of my posts, and not the same thing on some other website.... I appreciate that. For one thing, it shows I already am aware of something we are currently discussing, like that the big strong cars like Cadillacs were often made into tow trucks... but more than that, I appreciate that you took a stab at identifying the car I am asking about!
It's a wrecker, you can see the hand crank for the winch.
HA! Correction, YOU can see the hand crank, my eyesight is going bad, and I didn't make out that the thing in back was a towing boom, looks like a Manley. https://forums.aaca.org/topic/164802-manley-wrecker/Now the wheels make sense, as Justin nailed the dolly wheels. Thanks!
thing in the back is probably dolly wheels for hauling a smashed car.it was common to use Cadillac's and packards since they were usually stronger and more powerful than most trucks at the time.