A wise man once said: just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. I’d say that applies to custom chopped pickup trucks, but I’d also posit that just because you did something in poor taste (such as chopping up a car) doesn’t mean the end result is terrible. I will leave it up […]
This next car comes as a tip from Hugh who writes: See a better way to drive something woodie? I would not know about better but I would bet it’s woodier. Yes, indeed this is the woodiest car that you can find for sale on the internet and I think it would make an excellent […]
I’ve owned plenty of cars with dents on the sides, but I’ve never owned a Dentside….which is apparently the name for the era of Ford trucks (1973-1979) where the side had a strong lengthwise “dent” design element. Most Dentsides are pickup trucks, but today we’ve got the predecessor to all of those SUV things that […]
The Ford Courier was a compact pickup offering from Ford that was sold before the introduction of the popular Ranger pickup. The little happy Ford was actually a Mazda B-series pickup, and it was sold all over the world in decent quantities. Most have gone from being lawn care trucks to collectors oddities, but this […]
If you causally mention you have a Volkswagen Caddy, a normal person would assume you had some sort of golf sponsorship…but a not-so-normal person will ohh and ahh for they know how special VW’s front-drive water-cooled leisure activity vehicle (LAV…not kidding…that’s an actual marketing term). Today’s example needs some work before you can cruise around […]
If you don’t know what a Detroit Diesel 8V-92TA is…well…don’t worry, because I’m going to explain it to you. Most modern Class-8 trucks are powered by big inline-6 turbo diesel engines, but there was a time when you could get a V8. And you could get a two-stroke diesel V8. Yeah. With a turbocharger and […]
Value, worth, and price are difficult concepts for most people to grasp. And the worst part is that many people have a mistaken idea that they are the same thing. If you ask a curmudgeon like me about the cars that sell on fancy pants auction sites, I’m gonna tell you that they are usually […]
The 4th generation of Chevrolet’s C/K series pickups added where the previous generation left off — not with speed or performance or style, but in ruggedness, usability, and haulability. The only homage to style could be perhaps the step side bed, which gives the owner a square bed at the expense of a few spare […]
The Datsun 520/521 pickup was built from 1965 through 1972, right in the middle of the biggest explosion in performance and horsepower in the US market. But Nissan didn’t care, they were building a simple car for simple people and it was powered by a 1.3 to 1.6 liter J-series inline4 that made about as much power as the average domestic’s air conditioning system consumes at idle. Find this 1970 Datsun 520 Pickup offered for $6,700 in San Ysidro, CA via craigslist.
This next car comes from tipper TeleArrow who writes: Looks to be in surprisingly good shape for a Northeast Vehicle. Price might be a little high given the mileage. 22re should last. Find this 1992 Toyota Pickup offered for $7500 in Kittery, ME via craigslist.