Pickup trucks were never supposed to become classics. They were produced to work; to expend their substance in getting plumbers to jobs, ranchers to their livestock, and loads of often-unpleasant stuff from one place to another. But this is 21st century America, where mechanical things are increasingly rare.
Who doesn't love a classic truck? The clean lines of an early Chevy or GMC, Ford's family of Fs, a '50s Dodge; these are all vehicles that conjure up a time, place and emotion. Whether the truck has been engineered as a hot rod or rat rodremains a working vehicle, or simply epitomizes cool, the pre trucks listed on Hot Rod Hotline offer power, performance and plenty of load capacity.
It must relate to your personality and have that certain flair that will never be seen anywhere else. This creation came after years in the imagination of Cholly Nachman in his small mountain town of Lancaster, New Hampshire. In his search for ideas, he suddenly saw a COE cab-over engine truck of that vintage.
Thousands of different cars have been built over the past century. They needed to do just two things: start every day and haul a bunch of stuff. Anything else was considered unnecessary. After tracking classic truck sales, Black Book has found 11 Cinderella stories from truck history.
This crew cab came from GMC just like this with a few minor differences, like paint color and tires and wheels. As the name implies, crew cabs were originally created for carrying a six-man work crew in one vehicle on the job. Only a few were ordered and most were used in the railroad industry, further modified with retracting front and rear flanged steel wheels for driving on the tracks.
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Only time will tell. Earlier this year in Arizona, U. As impressive as that is, other customized classic Chevrolet pickups — famed for their durability and styling — have auctioned for even more money over the years as demand for them increases.