1978 FORD JOHN WAYNE'S SUPERCAB LARIAT PICKUP / TRUCK
This Ford F350 SuperCab Truck, “The Duke”, was originally owned by
John Wayne. The Truck was especially built for John Wayne by Ford.
The truck is powered by a 460 V8 and an automatic transmission.
The truck was made about as tough as John Wayne himself. There
were only 500 Ford SuperCabs built in 1978, making this truck a collector
vehicle on its own. He used this truck to pull his dressing
room trailer and for Harper Catering service that he was a part
owner of when on location, and as his personal vehicle while he
was at his ranch, the 26 Bar in Stanfield, Arizona. The truck was
then sold to Dick Hammer, a stuntman, who was a good friend
of “The Duke”. Dick Hammer (pictured with John Wayne) was a stuntman in such classic
films as Stagecoach, Stallion Canyon, and many other great Western movies. He also owned a restaurant
for 57 years in southern Utah called the “Famous Dick’s Cafe”, which he operated until the age of 90. It was
as much a Hollywood museum as it was a cafe. After a long filming day, John Wayne and the film crews
would come to the cafe for supper. Dick Hammer is credited with bringing dozens of film crews and actors,
including John Wayne and Clark Gable to the western scenes of southern Utah. When Dick Hammer retired,
he sold the truck to John D. Day, “World Champion Horseman”, who grew up with the truck. Day allowed
the truck and his ranch to be used in a Suzie Boogus music video for the song “Some Day Soon”. The truck
appears pretty much the same as it was when John Wayne drove it. The truck will be auction at No Reserve at
Mecum Kissimmee 2020 Florida Auction on January 11th. Visit: Mecum.com. 262-275-5050
262-275-5050. KISSIMMEE, FL.