I’m not a farmer, but I’ve spent some time on a small family farm. It functioned on an amazing combination of cooperation, compost, tractors, and hillbilly engineering. But the one thing it was missing was a farm truck — something that you’d be happy to drive to the dump, pull stumps, or let sit in the field because you are too busy castrating bulls. It takes a certain gauge of sheet metal to survive this kind of abuse for 60 years and you don’t want to spend much money on your farm truck, so I think this next one is just about perfect for the small independent farmer. Find this 1961 Chevrolet C60 2-Ton bidding for $560 reserve-not-met with $1750 buy-it-now in Moundville, MO.
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This next car was produced in 1937…and that was a long time ago. It was the year that Howard Hughes made history by flying from Los Angeles to New York in 7.5 hours, Trotskyites were being executed for their anti-Stalin overthrow attempts, FDR was trying (and failed) to pack the supreme court, George VI and Elizabeth (I) were crowned King & Queen of England, Amelia Earhart disappeared, the Hindenburg blew up, people built custom scale battleships with functioning guns, and Steinbeck was writing the Grapes of Wrath…which brings us to back to our featured car. The seller describes it as a “tinyhouse”, but I’d call it a mobile home from the Grapes of Wrath era. Find this 1937 Chevrolet Truck House offered for $21,500 in Austin, TX via craigslist.
It is difficult to find a vehicle that combines the DailyTurismo themes of Scandinavia, prepping for the apocalypse and frugality…but we’ve come about as close as possible with today’s dual Wasteland Wednesday/Thorsday feature! Find this 1963 Volvo C202 Laplander Military Truck w/ trailer in Rio Rancho, NM for $10,500. Big thanks to tip from DT […]
Unless the Mayan apocalypse is planned for another time zone, 12/21/12 has come and gone without any major episodes of carnage, unless you consider the inevitable divorce of Demi-Kutcher an ill sign. We do think the divorce is a sign of good things and therefore want to celebrate that the world didn’t end by jumping […]
I made the mistake of reading some article the other day that had a list of 10 new technologies that made new cars great…and it boiled my blood. I’m not a diehard Luddite, but I feel that connected mobile apps, Apple CarPlay, and lane departure warning buzzers are just things that I would disable after they buzzed at me enough times. I don’t need it, and I don’t want it. And, yes I have driven a car with lane departure and auto cruise control etc…and it was interesting, and I played with the controls until I almost crashed into someone else and I turned them off and listened to AM radio. Because I don’t need magnetic ride control or GPS dependent ride height. I couldn’t find the exact article I was reading about the new tech, but here is R&T’s list of fancy-pants tech, and here is KBB’s Best Auto Tech of 2019…and the following is DailyTurismo’s best tech of 2020…also known as the 10 Things I Need In A Car in 2020. The future is now.
Production of the 3rd generation F-Series started in 1957 and only lasted a few years before it was phased out in 1961. It was a much more modern truck than its predecessor and featured fenders integrated into the body. Find this 1959 Ford F100 offered for $8,400 in Bonita Springs, FL via craigslist. Per the […]
The unfortunate part about this concept is that the “After” side of the truck now looks like most “Before” shots and the “Before” looks better than the dated “After”. It’s rather too bad that it couldn’t easily be returned to its “Before” looks with the “After” mechanicals. No matter, this 97-year-old relic would be a […]
The second generation Chevrolet C/K Pickup (1967-1972) added a number of comfort and convenience items to the basic pickup truck that it replaced. Time has been good to the C/K series as they were built by the boatload from serious metal — some have been picked up and restored by collectors, but the vast majority […]
I don’t like posting cars that are “expensive” and this next car is no cheap and depreciated luxury barge…but…BUT…it features the second most beautiful shape from Jaguar (first is the E-Type…hands down) and it is equipped with the rarely-seen-on-this-side-of-the-ocean manual gearbox. This is a combo that is hard to beat. Find this 1993 Jaguar XJS offered for $25,000 near Houston, TX via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
This next car comes from tipper SecondMouse who writes: Here is a beautiful example of one of the seemingly few remaining classic American pickups that has not yet been purchased by a nouveau riche vineyard hobbyist, painted with an obnoxiously kitschy label and parked at the entrance to try to fool you into thinking the […]