It’s all over, we are now at the Green Diamond – Final Chapter stage and the 1946 International K5 has found a new home. Powered by a ‘Green Diamond’ 233 cubic-inch side-valve six-cylinder petrol engine, the truck was originally owned by H & L Hamilton at Miles and is now in the possession of the lucky ticket holder.
On 1 September, the Green Diamond was ready to show its true colours to the eagerly waiting public at King George Square in Brisbane.
All up, $55,020 was raised from raffle ticket sales, with all proceeds going to the MND & Me Foundation.
With Brisbane radio station Triple M’s Greg ‘Marto’ Martin as host, there was only one thing left to do and that was reveal the winner of the amazing Green Diamond. Trevor Fry, a Queenslander, was revealed to be as the person fortunate enough to be driving away in the classic truck.
Two runners-up, Leonie Roberts and Wayne Wust, each walked away with a $2,000 BP fuel voucher.
It was a fitting conclusion to a collective labour of love that spanned more than six months and saw a rusting relic transformed into an object of class and beauty. Congratulations on a job well done to all involved – it truly was a monumental effort.
See the story of the renovation in the next issue of Diesel Magazine, out next month.