The convertible pickup might have seemed like a novel idea when the Dakota Sport was released in 1989…but then you start thinking about the horse drawn wagon…which was pretty much a convertible pickup since man first domesticated horse in the Bronze age, and then you think about the first mass produced vehicle..yup, the Ford Model T Runabout was a convertible pickup. So…yeah…nothing new is really ever new, just rebranded and adjusted for inflation. Find this 1989 Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible offered for $8,500 in Dallas, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Ever wanted a really small truck but think a Tacoma or Ranger is too big? Then today is your lucky day. Some evil genius took the time to convert a Geo Metro into a pickup truck thus giving you the Truccar. Find this 1993 Geo Met-Truck on Facebook Marketplace selling for a mere $2500 in Riverton, WY.
I’m conflicted about this next car. First it is an awesomely sick shade of teal (or is that sickly awesome…I dunno) in original paint (wow!) covering a survivor manual trans 360V8 survivor…just so many stories in that steel. But then I think it is a lot of money to pay for a car with manual drum brakes (aka thighmaster brakes) and a seriously scuzzy engine bay. But wow..this is the kind of patina I can appreciate. Find this 1969 Ford F-250 Custom Cab offered for $8,500 buy-it-now in Vancouver, WA via ebay.
This next car comes from tipper SecondMouse who writes: I don’t have much to say about this, other than it is hard to buy this much cool in a pickup truck for under $8k. You can certainly buy an old pickup truck for less…but they’ll typically be rust buckets or poorly modified…but this one has 4-wheel-drive and a sweet two-tone red/white color that goes inside and out. Find this 1949 Dodge B-Series Pickup in Cleveland TX, asking $7995 via craigslist.
The HiLux is legendary for its rugged chassis and bulletproof R-series engines…that’s certainly part of the reason it is the favorite for lawn care workers in the USA and militias around the globe. Toyota released in the first HiLux back in 1968 as a replacement for their Stout pickup, and production of the little machine […]
The list of small 4-door pickup trucks isn’t very large — a fact pointed out by the builder of this custom machine, who writes: I built this because I have always felt that the US manufacturers totally missed the boat on the mid-size 4-door pickup market. They built some – but they were all weird-shaped, weird-looking, […]
Lincoln first released their attempt at the luxury pickup in 2002 with the Blackwood…which didn’t sell many (3300 according to interweb sources) and was canceled within 15 months of launch. The product planners at Lincoln were still convinced they could sell a gussied up F-150..and in 2005 they released the Mark LT…which then lasted till […]
The Mazda Proceed Marvie isn’t something you see everyday. Or even once a year. Or maybe not in your lifetime. What it is…is a car with a verb placed squarely in the middle of its name — not common, but certainly noteworthy. The Proceed was sold in the USA with a B-Series badge and I […]
This next car comes as a tip from JB1025 offered My neck is hurting just to look @ this ! But has Kewl Factor…Kewl indeed, you’ll need a sweet neckbeard and sleeve tatts to truly do this thing justice, but a few days of itchy neck and arm dermatitis is a small price to pay for […]
There are two categories of cool cars in the world. The first is cars that are cool because they are fast/rare/unique and everybody knows it — think Corvette ZO6, Shelby Mustangs, Dodge Demons, Ferraris and the like…the second group are cars that are cool because nobody knows what the heck they are looking at. This […]