1935 Stewart "Buddy Stewart" 40H V-Cab Pickup
- Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
- Make: Other Makes
- Model: Buddy 40H V-Cab
- Type: Pick Up
- Trim: 40h V-Cab
- Year: 1935
- Mileage: 71,884
- VIN: 40H160
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 162 4cyl
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1935 Other Makes Buddy 40H V-Cab 40h V-Cab description
1935 Stewart “Buddy Stewart” 40H V-Cab PickupBelieved to be one of the only restored examples in the U.S. Frame off Nut & Bolt Restoration 1st Civilian Pickup 162ci 4 cylinder engine T83 3-speed manual transmission From the Michael Kisber Collection
The Stewart Motor Corporation of Buffalo, New York, began building commercial vehicles in 1912. For 1915 and 1916 only, they offered a passenger car, before returning to what they did best. In 1926 they introduced the “Buddy”– a medium truck with road-going performance During the 1921 model year, the Stewart Company announced that it was going to manufacture its first civilian pickup truck. This new addition was market towards the everyday tradesman or farmer, where the previous models were almost exclusively marketed commercial. The Stewart pickup was then offered as an express, stake, panel and a special farmer’s model.
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this very rare 1935 Buddy Stewart Truck 40H. This truck was owned and restored by Walsh Trucking in mid to late 1990’s. It was featured in the book Pickup Trucks by Justin Lukach in 1998. At some point it was acquired and displayed on J&R Vintage Auto Museum in Rio Rancho, NM.. it was bought and mechanically refreshed in 2011.The Kisber Auto Parts sign is hand painted in gold leaf and in the exact address and phone number of Kisber Auto Parts in 1935. According to renown Stewart collectors this particular “Buddy” is one of one fully restored examples in the country and perhaps the world!
This Buddy Stewart pickup is powered by a stock 4 cylinder Waukesha engine that is married to a T83 three-speed manual shifting transmission. Inside the cab is brown upholstery with hand-operated windows and windshield. The exterior is completed with green and black two-tone paint. Highlighting the exterior are red artillery-style wheels with polished wheel caps, wood bed rails, front chrome bumper and a spare tire mounted under the bed. The pickup offered here has been the recipient of a frame-off nut & bolt restoration and shows to be in lovely condition.
This nicely restored “Buddy” is quite a piece of automotive history, and that’s why this is so interesting. This is a relatively late example (most car companies that the Depression was going to kill were already dead by this point and the only survivors are the ones that are household names today). So here’s a lightweight speed truck that would’ve competed successfully against the days’ most popular trucks, the International “Red Baby”, REO “Speedwagon” and the Federal “Scout”! This extremely good looking and well equipped “Buddy Stewart” 40H will delight even the most discerning early pickup truck collector or enthusiast.
These Stewarts are becoming almost impossible to find in such solid well kept condition…if you can find one at all! GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
Current mileage on the odometer shows 71,884, it is sold as is and is mileage exempt. The truck is being sold on a clean & clear title.
Please contact us for more information on our 1924 Stewart Canopy Truck from the same collector!