We’ve been to Idaho. Actually have great friends there. Coincidentally because of our friends, Mint is driving a sweet ’95 Subaru Legacy Wagon 5-speed for the winter. You see Idaho is one of those secret places where you find “potentially” rust-free cars. So our Subie is solid…like this very sweet Datsun pickup. There is no need for us to go about the historic significance of this offering. It is just so cute and would fill the need for the occasional pickup by any country gentle person. The Datsun is quite remarkable with just 42,000 miles on it. Much of the parts that disintegrate are original on this one. It is equipped with power brakes and a working AM Hitachi radio. Read More
The Studebaker Champ was the very first pickup to have a sliding rear window to enhance ventilation. An interesting factoid yet not enough to allocate a class to it at Pebble Beach. These Champs are probably the first car-like pickups. They were reasonably comfortable and had a range of options to choose from. Today’s find may be a very original, 69,900 mile V-8 in nice condition. Read More
Sport and Custom aren’t frequently used in describing a pickup truck. But when you get a good look at this one, you might not question it. This is a really nice truck in 2 flavors depending on which set of wheels you prefer. You can have either or both. We like the stock wheels because it goes with all of the generous brightwork included in the Custom package. Read More
The Ford F-series pickups are, year after year, top sellers. But some years come with just minor improvements and others come with some big changes inside and out. Today’s find represents a watershed year for the F100. The fenders or “wings” are now integrated into the body of the truck. Be still my heart. But it did make a huge difference in the appearance of the truck. But more importantly it was the first year that Ford built F100s with 4-wheel drive. Today’s find is a fairly low mileage truck at 120,000 miles with a recently rebuilt original motor. Read More
On our first anniversary, we reported the top car that received the most interest and sold the fastest. That was Dave’s Bertone X1|9. We never mentioned the runner-up. Well it was a Ford F100 Pickup in Meadow Green very much like the Pickup we have for you today. This one has a special package making it a little bit special. The 5 Star Extra Cab package includes a good many things a normal 5 Star Cab would not have: stainless windshield trim, dual visors, upgraded interior trim, driver and passenger locks, dual horns, dome light with door switches, upgraded heater, full door and kick panels. Read More
We were watching the Mecum Auctions from Florida and it never ceases to amaze us how many collectible C10s cross the block. We had a rather cool slightly modified C10 last week but today’s is a little different. It is a well documented, 2-owner truck with all of the paperwork you could imagine. It has mostly original paint and an original interior that was covered in plastic until recently. Read More
Fifty years ago, a farmer walked in to his local Chevy dealer in a small town in Oregon and sat down to order his new truck. No ordinary farmer, this guy. For he didn’t order some drab dark green he ordered red. Then he checked off the 283cid V-8 box and added a 4-speed manual transmission on the floor where it belongs. The interior has a painted dash with a very sixties tri-tone vinyl bench seat. It took fifty years to get it to look the way it does. No, it isn’t perfect. It wouldn’t be as interesting if it were. Read More
If you are not a cutting-edge cool car geek, you might think we are nuts for featuring this one. But our intrepid car-finder, Mike M., sent this one in and we couldn’t resist. If you spot all of the rust (and not just the trendy surface rust) you might think this is crazy. But you have to admit, you will win pretty much every People’s Choice Awards from now until you get bored. Read More
We really love it when someone recognizes that even a lowly IH pickup deserves to be saved. These folks did and by the looks of the photos they have taken, it appears they have done a pretty good job in preserving the originality of it. Let’s face it, we don’t need another perfect nut and bolt restored pickup. What we do need are cool pickups and this is one of them. It is a 1/2 ton, 4X4, single cab with patina everywhere. Read More
You have a good feeling about a restoration when the seller tells you that it includes a vintage gun rack. Hopefully we are talking about a pickup and in this case we are. A really handsome Forrest Green 5-window with an immaculate interior and with all the period features intact and working. The chrome on the exterior, particularly the trim rings, look just right and it sports period fog lights in working order. It has a Fenton sunvisor too. It has the original 235ci straight 6 that has been rebuilt and power goes through a 4-speed floor mounted gearshift. Read More
Northwestern Auto Parts Company has been around since 1918. But, like many manufacturers, during WW II, they supported the war effort by supplying specialized parts and systems for the military. These military tested components served to help build quite a business converting pickups into 4-wheelers. As early as 1942 NAPCO began building 4-wheel drive assemblies to be fitted to Ford, GMC, Chevrolet and Studebaker vehicles however NAPCO is primarily associated with GMC and Chevrolet pickups. Read More
We try very hard keeping our cars in perfect condition. That doesn’t mean we put them in a plastic bubble and never drive them. It means we keep them clean and serviced frequently. But no matter how hard we try; they do start to show their age with bumps and grinds littering their landscape. Read More
We are big fans of any vehicles that have an interesting history. And when it comes to pickup trucks at the Bonneville Salt Flats, how can we resist. This is not some product of the shop truck craze. All they are doing (and we like that) is make an old truck look cool. This old truck IS cool. It was used as a push truck to get record racers going or help them return after a run on the Flats. A unique feature is a chromed front bumper & custom 50’s Crash Guard (seller still has original push bar that came with the truck) by Custom Chrome in Long Beach. The windshield has a real 1961 Bonneville Participant decal still on it. It also has an original 50’s style dice shift knob. All the history aside this is one cool truck. It’s yours for $16,500. Click here for the eBay auction.
Vintage pickups are on fire. Well, don’t take that literally. If you follow the Mecum or Barrett-Jackson Auctions on the TV you’ll agree with our statement. After all, it is a classic vehicle you really have a use for. Those of us who live in the country will attest to the need for a truck every once in a while. Why spend a ton of money on a new Dodge Ram for those occasional trips to the recycling center when you can do it in a vintage truck. You are going to the recycling center aren’t you? So why not re-use a truck? Read More
What can you say about a truck as decked out as this 1966 Chevy C10. It has 79,000 original miles, a straight 6 and 3-speed manual on the column. These were really popular trucks back in the day. Chevrolet continued to be America’s favorite pickup throughout the years 1960 to 1966. Chevrolet sold 588,320 trucks in 1966, which was its biggest year ever. They offered two sixes back then and we don’t know if this is the 250ci or 292ci. It really looks great in blue and it has an optional chrome front bumper. The Firestone white walls are a little over the top but sort of work as a gentlemen farmer-type truck and not a workhorse. The seller wants $9,500. Click here to contact the seller.