Lledo Chevron Promo Truck Index

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1990
1 1934 Atlas Tire Truck 2 1934  Zerolene Van 3 1934 Red Crown Tanker
1934 Atlas Tire Truck

In the 1930's, Chevron, through Atlas Supply Company, was the first to bring tires and batteries to customers through its gasoline and filling stations.

For Sale - mint/no package $45.00

1934 Zerolene Van

In the 1920's and '30's Zerolene set the standard in motor oil for West Coast Motorists.

1934 Red Crown Tanker

In the 1920's and '30's Red Crown provided the West Coast with quality, no-knock gasoline and the most advanced aircraft fuel of the day.

For Sale - mint/no package $25.00

1991
4 1939 Chevy RPM Pickup 5 1920 Model T Red Crown Tanker 6 Dennis Refinery Fire Truck Dennis Refinery Fire Truck
1939 Chevy RPM Pickup

These versatile pick-ups helped Chevron deliver its high-quality motor oils and other petroleum products to customers throughout its marketing area.

For Sale - mint/no package $12.00

1920 Model T Red Crown Tanker

Red Crown, one of the most popular gasolines in the '20's, was often distributed in this forerunner of the modern-day tank truck.

Dennis Refinery Fire Truck
1992
7 1936 Packard Standard Announcer Car 1936 Packard Standard Announcer Car 8 1933 Atlas Tire Truck 9 1900 Polarine Horse Drawn Truck
1936 Packard Standard Announcer Car

Standard Oil Announcer-Cars became a familiar sight in California at major events.  Crowds visiting the U.S.S. Constitution in Los Angeles, the opening of Yosemite - Wawona Tunnel and Red Bluff Rodeo were all greeted by announcements from Standard Oil Cars.

For Sale - mint/no package $5.00

1933 Atlas Tire Truck

Atlas tire trucks became a familiar sight on Southern streets in 1931 when Standard Oil introduced a full line of tires, batteries and accessories to be sold at service stations.

For Sale - mint/no package $6.00

mint-in-box $12.00

1900 Polarine Horse Drawn Truck

In the arly 1900's, horse drawn wagons were used to deliver kerosene and other Standard Oil products to grocery and hardware stores.

For Sale - mint-in-box $10.00

Display Case

1992 Chevron Display Rack

1993
10 1927 Red Crown Tanker 11 1911 Zerolene Chain Drive Tanker 12 1936 Ford Tanker Farm Delivery Truck 1936 Ford Tanker Farm Delivery Truck
1927 Red Crown Tanker

The Spirit of St. Louis was fueled by this type of Standard Oil Truck for Charles Lindbergh's historic flight to Paris, May 21, 1927.  Lindbergh preferred Standard gasoline as he found it would give him, "a little more range for the gallon".

For Sale - mint in box $7.00

Zerolene 1911 Chain Drive Tanker

Standard Oil purchased the South's first tank truck in 1911.  It was built in Kentucky and featured a riveted tank and attached bucket box for measuring cans.

For Sale - mint in box $6.00

very good/no package $3.00

Chevron 1936 Farm Delivery Truck

In the 1930's fueling farm equipment became big business.  Delivery of fuel and lubricants with this modern equipment enabled farmers to keep operating costs low.

For Sale - mint in box $6.00

mint/no package $4.00

1994
13 1937 Aviation Fuel Semi Truck & Trailer1937 Aviation Fuel Semi Truck & Trailer 14 1902 Horse Drawn Stove Oil Tank Wagon 15 1935 Customized Streamline Gas Tanker
1937 Aviation Fuel Semi Truck & Trailer

Standard Oil's aviation market grew by leaps and bounds in the 1930's.  Tank trucks such as this one made deliveries in Dinner Key, FL of aviation fuel to Pan American Clipper Airliners flying to South America and around the world.

For Sale - mint in box $14.00

1902 Horse Drawn Stove Oil Tank Wagon

In the early years of the automobile, Standard Oil was a pioneer in the delivery of gasoline, kerosene and lubricants to "filling stations" in these horse drawn wagons.  In 1914 there were still 794 harness vehicles in use throughout Standard's field, principally in rural territory.

For Sale - mint in box $13.00

1935 Streamline Gas Tanker

This streamline tank truck was considered to be the most attractive and efficent to be seen on any highway.  Beneath its pleasing outline are compartments that carry 1,600 gallons of fuel.  The cab interior was as comfortable as any car of the time.  With introduction it became the mainstay of the West Coast and Standard Oil Company's British Columbia fleet.

For Sale - mint in box $14.00

1995
16 1927 Ford Model T Pearl Oil Van 1927 Ford Model T Pearl Oil Van 17 1939 Ford Roof Coating Flat Bed 1939 Ford Roof Coating Flat Bed 18 1937 Six Wheel Refined Oil Truck 1937 Six Wheel Refined Oil Truck
1927 Ford Model T Pearl Oil Van

Pearl Oil was especially clean burning kerosene for oil heaters, cook stoves and lamps, and the van proudly displayed the newly incorporated name, Standard Oil Co. or California.

1939 Ford Roof Coating Flat Bed

In the 1930's and '40's asphalt-type roof coatings were distributed to retailers in 5 gallon pails in large quantities using specially designed flat bed trucks.

1937 Six Wheel Refined Oil Truck

As service station volumes increased, larger capacity tankers such as this six wheeler were utilized to make deliveries from the mid 1930's through the late 1940's.  The updated winged "V" Chevron logo was introduced in the Fall of 1946.

1996
19 4 x 2 Cargo Truck 20 1936 Fire Truck 21 1932 Atlas Service Vehicle
1941 4-Wheel Exploration Van

Exploration teams went to the farthest most difficult areas of the world in equipment such as this 4-wheel drive van.   This heavy duty truck carried geologists and seismic equipment on their search for new fields through areas impassible to regular vehicle equipment.

1936 Ladder and Pump Truck

Designed for power, speed and versatility, this 1936 Pump Truck stood by to combat any emergency on the refinery grounds with superbly trained crews ready to roll.

1932 Atlas Service Vehicle

In the early 1930's Standard and dealers started buying service trucks and offered road service to motorists in distress.  Replacing the rumble seat with a small bed gave extra carrying capacity to this model.  It was also very effectively used as a "company car" for Standard Oil sales personnel.

1997
22 Die Cast Pro - GMC Tanker Delivery 23 Mobile Crane 24 Cargo Truck
GMC Tanker Delivery Mobile Crane Cargo Truck
1998
25 1930 Model A Refinery Bus 26 1935 Ford V-8 Semi Truck and Trailer 27 1939 Chevrolet Panel Van
1930 Model A Refinery Bus

In the early years as public transportation was not directly available to Richmond Refinery, Standard provided a shuttle service from the public line to the refinery as an accommodation to the many refinery workers in the models similar to this 10-passenger bus.

1935 Ford V-8 Semi Truck and Trailer

The movement of drums and cases filled with various petroleum products required a heavy duty truck and trailer with a flexible loading and unloading capability.  Therefore the development of the "stake" bed for easy access to various Product locations.

1939 Chevrolet Panel Van

The Atlas Panel Van was developed as a sales and instructional tool for Atlas Supply Co.  Designed to visit various Standard sales offices and dealers, it brought the latest in tire, battery and accessory product information and training.

1999
281934 Ford Lab Unit #2 291937 Standard Aircraft Refueler 301934 Chevy Stake Truck
1934 Ford Lab Unit #2

 

1937 Standard Aircraft Refueler

 

1934 Chevy Stake Truck

 

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Picture File List
Image File Size Name
Lledo and Superior 1934 Ford Tire Trucks lledsupe.jpg 18K Lledo and Superior 1934 Ford Tire Trucks
  Other Days Gone    
Horse Drawn Coach llecoach.jpg 23K Horse Drawn Coach
1939 Chevy Sedan lledsnick.jpg 20K 1939 Chevy Sedan
Ford Model A Panel modela1.jpg 22K Ford Model A Panel
Saturday Evening Post post.jpg 19K Saturday Evening Post
2 1/2 Ton 4x2 Wrecker Truck army1.jpg 17K 2 1/2 Ton 4x2 Wrecker Truck
Mobile Surgical Unit army2.jpg 17K Mobile Surgical Unit
4 x 2 Cargo Truck - Quartermasters Corps army3.jpg 16K 4 x 2 Cargo Truck - Quartermasters Corps
1939 Chevy Sedan dday1.jpg 18K 1939 Chevy Sedan
Dodge Power Wagon dday2.jpg 19K Dodge Power Wagon
Ford Tank Truck dday3.jpg 16K Ford Tank Truck
Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 1 Cargo Truck pearl1.jpg 17K Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 1 Cargo Truck
U.S. Marine Corps Ambulance pearl2.jpg 19K U.S. Marine Corps Ambulance
Ammunition Depot Mobile Crane pearl3.jpg 22K Ammunition Depot Mobile Crane

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