Here’s a link to a couple more pics and a paragraph on the history farther down. A total of 3500 produced until 1941. Made by Stutz in Indianapolis from 1930-38, then by Auburn in Connersville, IN from 1938-41. Diamond T was contracted for service work because Auburn didn’t have a service network.
And another link and excerp. Its a little confusing what role Diamond T played and who made the chassis and drive train. Sounds like it was a 3 cyl that could be pulled with the trans in 15 minutes. Interesting vehicle.
Later that year Auburn management purchased the trade name and tooling for the Stutz Package Car from the bankrupt Indianapolis automaker and formed a new subsidiary, the PAC-AGE-CAR Corporation on August 25, 1938 in order to build it. Stutz had filed for bankruptcy on Sept 29, 1937, a few short weeks before Auburn’s filing.
The Package Car was a small urban delivery vehicle that Stutz had introduced in 1937 as an alternative to the much larger milk and bread vans offered by traditional truck manufacturers. Available in a 90” and 116” wheelbase, the clever trucks featured an all-steel unibody and an easily removable rear drivetrain module that could be exchanged in under an hour.
Most of the Connersville factory’s Pac-age-car output was re-branded and sold by Diamond T dealers as the Diamond t Package Car. During its short life (1939-1941) several hundred Package Cars found buyers and at least one 1939 Diamond T is known to exist.