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1956 Ford F-100 Good Humor Ice Cream Truck

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  • Sold forTag
  • Ended
    Wed, Aug 09, 2023
    7:46 pm UTC
  • BidsUser
  • ViewsEye outline33,493
  • LocationPin outlineGateway, Colorado
Mileage71,689 Miles
Engine223 cu-in Inline-Six
Addenda and Errata

Walkaround and startup videos have been added below, along with a Vehicle Valuation Guide in the additional documents section.

This car is now being OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE



In the post-war era, America saw an economic boom, with the suburbs becoming an increasingly popular destination for the middle class. It was great for children, with plenty of space to run and play. Knowing there is no better way to cool off during the summer than with a scrumptious ice cream treat, the Good Humor company crafted a line of trucks to take it directly to the consumer. With custom-appointed trucks, sharply dressed drivers, and a memorable jingle, these vendors roamed the streets, bringing joy to all who were near. Today these trucks, whether original or replicas, remain as a wonderful reminder of the past or the perfect useful addition to nostalgia to any event. 


  • Offered from the Gateway Automobile Museum Collection

  • Featured in The Performing Art of the American Automobile

  • Based on a Ford F-100 truck chassis

  • Powered by a 223 cu-in inline-six-cylinder engine mated to a three-speed manual transmission

  • A nicely restored replica of an original

  • Hand-painted exterior lettering and graphics

  • 16-inch painted steel wheels with Ford hubcaps

  • Please note that while the odometer displays just over 71,500 miles, the true mileage is unknown


  • Single seat

  • Rubber floor coverings

  • Hand-painted graphics

  • Bells

  • Oil pressure gauge

  • Amp gauge

  • Electric windshield wipers

  • Lap belt

  • Dual exterior mirrors

  • Hotchkiss straight-line drive universal joints

  • Parallel channel frame with heavy-duty cross members

  • Modified I-beam front suspension with heat-treated alloy steel forging

  • Oil pressure warning light 

  • Running boards

Known Imperfections

  • Please note that while all of the lots on offer in the Gateway Museum Collection are currently roadworthy, the lots will benefit from additional mechanical attention before being driven to address any imperfections associated with long-term static display or individual preferences. All lots are sold as is, where is.

  • The ice cream cooling system is inoperable

Ownership History

This 1956 Ford F-100 Good Humor Ice Cream Truck was acquired by the Gateway Collection in 2003. It has been a beloved addition welcoming young and old alike into the museum ever since.

Additional Notes

A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle.

Contact: Donnie Gould Phone: 954.647.0779 email:

Optional vehicle service contract available for $525. Learn more about the program here.


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