El Caminos, love em or hate em, are a unique piece of the American landscape. With decades of tradition behind it, this 1986 Chevrolet El Camino represents the end of the line for the Elky (the last one would roll off the assembly line in 1987), and presents in remarkably well-preserved condition. If youve been looking for one that hasnt been worked to death or modified beyond recognition, this might be your last chance. El Caminos were trucks, and most of them were used like trucks and left for dead when they gave up. Fortunately, this nicely preserved 55,681-mile example has most likely been a cherished toy for most of its life, and thanks to life down south where the roads are warm and dry, it doesnt suffer from the dreaded tin worm, either. The original white paint is simple, clean, and actually quite handsome, and the blue pinstripe gives it a sporty edge. Fit and finish are about average for a GM product of this era, but since its original 30-year-old paint, were still pretty impressed. There are a few touch-ups, but nothing major and original paint means no scary surprises waiting underneath. Talking about preservation, just take a look at the bed, which looks like it hasnt carried anything more substantial than a few sacks of groceries and still wears its original white paint. Nice, right? The interior is a nice combination of practical and stylish, a result of the El Camino sharing a lot of DNA with the Monte Carlo. Like the exterior, its mostly original with few signs of wear and no notable damage to the seating surfaces beyond some minor stretching. The matching door panels are equally sharp, with no UV damage or cracking like you so often see on cars from the 80s, and the dash pad appears to be brand new. The El Camino was a bit sporty inside, too, with round gauge faces (although most are idiot lights), and this one is also loaded with options like A/C, a tilt wheel, power locks, and an AM/FM stereo radio. Aftermarket floor mats and a carpeted dash pad help keep it looking its best and from behind the wheel, its easy to forget youre driving a vehicle with a pickup bed out back. Too cool! With just 55,681 original miles, the original 4.3 liter V6 still has a lot of life left in it. Essentially of a familiar 350 cubic inch V8, the big V6 is smooth and torquey, a great companion in the El Camino and as a relative of the small block Chevy, you know itll run this well practically forever. As you might expect, the engine bay is super-sanitary, with all the factory equipment fully intact and 100% functional, including the fuel injection system that fires it almost instantly. Theres no rust, no questionable upgrades, yet plenty of evidence of expert maintenance, including a fresh tune-up, belts, and hoses. Its backed by a 3-speed automatic transmission spinning a standard 10-bolt rear end, and if youre looking around underneath, youll note this truck is really clean. Handsome painted Rally wheels finish the sporty look with recent whitewall radials. So El Camino fans rejoice, this clean late-model has been preserved for your enjoyment and is ready to go today. Call now!
Dont worry Ford fans, weve got you covered. While I dont know why more Chevys than Fords seem to have survived, that only makes this 1974 Ford F100 Ranger XLT more unique. Besides, big block V8 power in a tastefully designed wrapper never goes out of style, even if that wrapper has a pickup bed. This great-looking Ford has been treated well for the past 40 years and it shows. The two-tone paint is quite good and theres not much sign that this truck ever hauled lumber or bricks during the week or pushed a plow in the winter. In fact, the way it shines, Im betting that someone special-ordered this truck and kept it shined as polished as his pride-and-joy. These Fords are gaining popularity and they really are great-looking machines, rugged and tough-looking, but with enough style to look at home in a high-end restaurant parking lot. The bright trim strip along the flanks emphasizes the straight lines and good panel alignment, and youll be pleased to learn that the bumpers, grille, and all the lenses on this truck shine up nicely and give it a well-maintained look. The bed area is been protected with a drop-in bedliner, so you can still use this truck as designed and a set of handsome bed rails make it easy to secure the load. The interior is dressed in its best formalwear, with a new tan bench seat, matching door panels, and new tan carpets on the floor. For a little glitter, the door sills and hardware has a bright chrome shine and the three-spoke steering wheel has a matching leather wrap. Factory instruments offer a pretty comprehensive view of the engine, which is what you want in a pickup truck, and aside from slight faded lenses, theyre in great shape. The factory-installed AM/FM stereo lives in the center of the dash and still sounds decent, taking you back to a simpler time, which is the entire point of old trucks like this. Youll also be happy to see factory A/C on the options list, and this one is still equipped for R12 refrigerant (needs a recharge) so its particularly effective. Heavy-duty floor mats help protect the carpets, so dont be afraid to put this one to work now and then. And speaking of engine bays, the 390 cubic inch V8 under the hood was just tuned up and runs superbly. Torquey and with a great soundtrack to accompany it, the big block V8 moves the pickup truck easily, empty or full, and feels extremely torquey around town. Its a little grungy, but its all original, including the Ford Blue paint on the block itself and the factory-installed air cleaner up top. The A/C compressor dominates the top of the engine, but the aforementioned tune-up parts are clearly visible, and it has obviously been properly maintained over the years. Power steering and brakes mean its easy to maneuver, and it channels power through a freshly rebuilt 3-speed automatic transmission and a 9-inch rear end. Fords rugged Twin I-Beam front suspension is as tough as it comes, and the new dual exhaust system uses glasspack-style mufflers for a great V8 sound. The floors are remarkably clean, as you can see in the photos, and with flashy 15-inch chrome and 235/75/15 whitewall radials, it looks period-perfect. Now is the time to give the old Fords some credit, and few look as good as this two-tone F100. Call today!
With the handsome good looks of a Chevelle and the utility of a pickup, the El Camino offers the best of both worlds: performance and practicality. This 1968 Chevrolet El Camino has been built to further blur the lines that separate vehicles: performance, great looks, and comfort. The bodywork is nicely finished and the workmanship is shown to great effect thanks to the beautiful bright red paint with black SS stripes, which look just about right on this racy truck/car. These vehicles typically led harder lives than your average Chevelle, and finding a clean one, let alone investing enough to bring it to this condition, is tough. Gaps are good and a lot of time was invested in getting the body panels this straight when it was repainted a few years ago, and theres very little wear and tear beyond some polishing scratches that are just barely visible. The bed is protected by a hard-shell tonneau cover and the bed was refinished with gorgeous oak planks that look warm and inviting, but also mean the bed is best used as the worlds biggest trunk. Trim is bright and well maintained, with good chrome on the bumpers, a stock grille, and the trim around the bed is very nice, with no obvious dings or damage from use. A black vinyl top is a rarely-seen option but it looks remarkably good on this upscale El Camino. The black interior is almost entirely new and features a pair of neatly upholstered black buckets with red stripes that seem appropriate. Carpets, headliner, and door panels are reproduction pieces that look good and fit right, and the bucket seats make it feel spacious in the cab. A custom center console has a carbon fiber look and a Hurst shifter, which features a carbon fiber shift ball for a high-tech look. Factory gauges are joined by a column-mounted tach and auxiliary dials under the dash and the wheel is from Budnik, and it works well the carbon accents. Cold A/C is a nice touch in a car thats built to cruise, and you also get an AM/FM/CD stereo head unit that really fills the small cabin with sound. This El Camino has all the right stuff to make a first-rate hobby car. The engine is the original 327 cubic inch V8, which was recently rebuilt and runs extremely well. Its got the usual upgrades including an aluminum intake manifold, Holley 4-barrel carburetor, full roller valvetrain, MSD ignition, ported heads, and long-tube headers to help build torque. The engine bay is extremely sanitary and clean, with a lot of dress-up items such as those chrome valve covers and air cleaner as well as a custom serpentine belt drive with polished accessories. The transmission is a 4-speed manual, likely the cars original transmission, and it snaps through the gears with authority. Theres a recent Flowmaster dual exhaust system that gives it a great performance sound and the 12-bolt rear end feels like it has street-friendly gears inside. Handsome polished Torque Thrust wheels stuff the wheel wells, wearing big 225/70/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials. With a great deal of money spent recently, this is a good, clean El Camino thats ready to enjoy. Turn on the A/C, crank up your favorite tunes, and enjoy the ride. Call it a truck, call it a car, either way youre going to love this El Camino. Call us today!
Cool hybrids like this 1959 Chevrolet Apache 4x4 make for ideal hobby vehicles. With a late-model chassis underneath and old-school looks on top, it does everything you want an old truck to do but with a lot fewer hassles. The fact that it looks like a million bucks and runs like the factory built it this way are merely icing on the cake. If you have a stepside Apache, youll probably be shocked to learn that its such a neat fit on an 80s K10 chassis, but heres the proof. At a glance, it looks like the factory built it, and thats purely intentional. They kept all the bodywork stock to give it that 1950s look, complete with the period-perfect paint job in battleship gray. The dramatically styled Apache pickups were some of the most handsome on the road back then and if you want attention, this truck will definitely deliver. The bodywork is nicely done, but not so perfect as to erase the fact that this is still a truck thats willing to work. Gaps are the way the factory would have done things and the paint has a shine thats better than anything available in 1959. The stepside bed gives it a muscular look and the especially with those oversized tires living in the fenders. Add in some brightly re-chromed bumpers, a factory grille, and a bed thats beautifully refinished with oak planks, and you get a truck that does everything extremely well. The interior is still basic, but the upgrades are visible throughout. The two-tone bench seat has pleated inserts to make it more comfortable on long hauls they worked hard to integrate the original controls with the modern chassis living underneath. The fat wood-rimmed wheel is easy to spot, but on the other hand, the original gauges remain fully functional monitoring the later engine. The original AM radio is gone, replaced by a digital AM/FM unit, and the 8-ball shift knob is linked to a 4-speed manual gearbox with a 2-speed transfer case behind it. Gray rubber mats help with the vintage pickup vibe and certainly sticks with the low-maintenance vibe. But thats the look and it works really well. The late-model chassis is from an 80s K10 pickup, and that included a great-running 350 cubic inch V8. Not dramatically modified, it sports a Holley 4-barrel carburetor on an aluminum intake manifold, but they were careful to keep it closer to its production roots rather than choosing a lot of modifications. Moroso valve covers and Chevy Orange paint brighten things up in a good way, and youll note theres a big aluminum radiator up front to keep things nice and cool. The late-model swap also includes power steering and power front disc brakes, both welcome safety upgrades. Newer shocks along with dual steering stabilizers tame the ride quality to make this truck a pleasure to drive and the polished aluminum wheels and big 33x12.50-15 Mickey Thompson off-road radials look exactly right when on a lifted truck as beautiful as this one. A cool old pickup with a bit of a modern flair makes for a very usable package. Drive it, show it, take it to work, theres nothing this truck doesnt do well. Apaches are hard to find these days, and rarely do we see them restored to such a high level, let alone on a 4x4 frame. Call today!
Out of production for decades and theres still strong demand for the legendary VW Microbus, especially those with the coveted Westfalia camper conversion. To date, nothing else has appeared that can match its combination of utility, reliability, and simplicity, and, of course, theres no denying the appeal of a vintage VW to folks who were there when they were new. This bright yellow 1972 Volkswagen Microbus is exactly what youve been looking for. Functional, clean, and never used for anything more challenging than exploring the edges of civilization. The bodywork is in decent shape, as youd expect from a vehicle thats led an easy life, and all the original badges, lenses, windows, and other hard-to-obtain parts are still there. The bright paint is sunny and cheerful, albeit showing signs of age and use, so you can look at it as a slice of history or a blank canvas on which to create your own Summer of Love tribute. The Westfalia camper top gives it a distinctive look that VW fans can recognize a half-mile away, but beyond that, there are no notable modifications (and you cant really call the camper top a modification anyway). The front-mounted VW emblem is as big as they come and you can tell VW was serious about the campers abilities thanks to the campground hook-ups and vent windows on the side of the van. Inside, its as funky and as practical as you remember. Tan vinyl upholstery is durable, easy to maintain, and perfectly captures the look of the era without being too outrageous. The original gauges are all functional, and the upright driving position is probably something well never experience again in a consumer vehicle. The original ventilation controls are still as indecipherable as ever, and theres plenty of headroom fore and aft so you can walk between the seats to see whats going on in back. The pop-up tent is in excellent condition, making room for a family to spend a weekend together in the great outdoors. Details like the portable table, the various seating and dining configurations, and a bright, airy interior make it an excellent choice, then and today. Even the cabinetry is in great shape, suggesting someone really took care of this bus when it was new and spent quite a bit to fix it up today. Power comes from a familiar air-cooled 2.0 liter Volkswagen flat-four, straight out of the Beetle. No, it isnt very fast or powerful, but it is reliable and virtually maintenance-free, so youll always get where youre going...eventually. Routinely driven hundreds of thousands of miles, these vans are legendary in certain circles, and they come by that reputation honestly. The engine bay is a bit dirty, but it runs great and all the important parts are still in place, so dont sweat it. It starts with a traditional VW exhaust note, and things like the recent tune up, fresh shocks, and front disc brakes are important if youre hitting the road. The 4-speed manual transmission shifts well, even though the linkage has to reach waaaay back there, and its easy to get the hang of the bus-like steering, with the front wheels right under your seat. Its original underneath, but theres no structural rust, which is a death sentence for these vans, and it tracks straight on the open road. Newer 205/65/15 Continental radials have been fitted to a set of sporty BRM wheels, so it drives better than ever and looks cheery doing it. Iconic, practical, and timeless, this VW Microbus is the one youve been waiting for. Call today!
Those with a limited budget should consider purchasing a project vehicle as an option to entering into classic car ownership.
Trucks are red-hot right now, and you wont find many nicer than this 1963 Chevy C10 pickup. Finished in dazzling yellow paint and powered by a burly big block V8, it has a sleek custom look that does nothing to diminish its utility. Fun and practical? Where do I sign up? The paint is somewhere between eyeball-searing and visible from space and it suits this pickup just fine. Professionally built by T&T Customs, it looks spectacular and makes this truck stand out at shows, where its always a competitor for the top awards. Chevy trucks in the 60s were stylish as well as tough, and it shows well with the deeply creased sheetmetal and forward-canted look of the doors and rear fenders. A few custom touches, such as the shaved door handles, custom taillights, a tailgate with hidden latches, and zero add-ons make it look sleek, not clumsy, and the work is absolutely seamless. Overall finish quality is extremely good, with straight panels and good panel alignment, and they took their time to make sure the paint covered every square inch, even in the places that arent immediately apparent. The bed has been augmented by a beautifully finished wood floor, and theres a lift-off panel for the gas filler neck so it stays out of sight. This is a show-quality truck and the awesome good looks are only part of it. Neat tricks inside keep things interesting, with custom black leather and ostrich skin buckets in place of the original bench, more bright yellow trim, and upgraded instrumentation. Pull the door closed and youll note new weather stripping throughout keeps it from slamming with that hollow whap most old trucks exhibit and plush black carpets with matching floor mats improve both sound and heat management. A custom center console was built to make the cockpit feel almost OEM, and a billet steering wheel atop a tilt column adds a racy, custom look. The original instrument panel has been dumped in favor of a custom billet aluminum piece with big, retro-looking VDO gauges with white faces. A modern Vintage Air A/C system fits in the center stack, right above the custom AM/FM/CD stereo head unit. Youll also note that a custom billet glove box door was fabbed up to match the instrument panel and that access is through a remote key fob that lowers the windows automatically. Very cool! The engine bay is show-quality throughout, with the highlight being a 502 cubic inch RamJet V8. Potent enough to be fun, but still as reliable as an anvil, it is augmented with a ton of polished aluminum and chrome. Its dominated by that giant intake manifold, which gives the big block its nasty attitude while at the same time, fuel injection keeps it totally reliable and streetable. A serpentine belt drive system for the accessories adds to the OEM look and theres a massive aluminum radiator up front keeping it cool. Its backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a fully independent Corvette rear end, so youll have an easy time driving it. Up front you get custom A-arms and coil-overs, along with a power rack-and-pinion setup and 4-wheel disc brakes. A custom dual exhaust system has Flowmaster mufflers, and for the right attitude the suspension offers a slick rake and tons of attitude. Those cool wheels are designed to look like vintage Halibrands and carry staggered 15-inch rubber to augment the stance. Clean, fast, and extremely well built, this Chevy pickup offers a great combination that will never go out of style. Call today!
Back in the day, if you wanted a muscle car but needed a truck for work, you could pick and choose your options and end up with something truly cool like this 1971 Ford F-100 pickup. With running gear that would look at home in a Mustang, a glossy black paint job, and a sporty attitude, this truck does more than just haul cargo. Its subtle with that Raven Black paint job, but it sure looks good doesnt it? Youre so used to seeing these in boring 70s colors that the basic black it wears today really stands out. It also looks to have been very nicely refinished by guys who knew their stuff, because the shine is quite good, the gaps are neat, and the thing just has a very well-constructed look about it. Its not perfect, but for a truck thats coming up on its 50th birthday in a few years, theres not much to complain about. Even the bed itself appears to have survived in good shape, with its own coat of high-gloss black that really tells you all you need to know about how nice this truck is. Ford gave the F-100 a lot of brightwork in an attempt to move it upmarket, and things like the bumpers, grille, and side moldings are in great condition. And just dig the woodgraining on the side trim and tailgate! Hard to believe this is the same truck you ignored for all those years, isnt it? The interior got a few select tricks to help make it stand out, most notably a very nicely trimmed red bench seat. The seat cover looks fantastic, and with plush red carpets on the floor, it feels a lot more luxurious than it should. Its pretty stock, right down to the cool brocade fabric and burled walnut inlays all over the place. The neat oval-shaped instrument panel with the gauges stashed around the perimeter is all original and shows bright markings and needles, and its still a good way to monitor the engine up front. The original AM radio is still in the middle of the dash with an aftermarket FM tuner installed underneath, just like back in the 70s. You get a commanding view of the road from up in the cab and its surprisingly comfortable for a vehicle designed to work for a living. Muscle car-like performance comes from a 302 cubic inch V8 under the hood. With a flat torque curve thats right for a pickup, it moves this shiny black hauler with effortless ease. Dressed like it might have been when it lived in a Mustang, the freshly tuned 5.0 sports chrome valve covers, a factory air cleaner, and Ford Blue engine enamel that really pops against the black paint. Backed by a 3-speed manual transmission with a column shifter, it feels torquey and smooth, and the tight feeling of the truck overall suggests that it was never used for heavy labor. A mellow dual exhaust system features Flowmaster mufflers, so it definitely has the right soundtrack behind it, a nice burble at idle and a bit of a snarl when you really punch it. There are new chrome Ion mags and fresh 245/65/17 Michelin radials to give it a sporty look. Have your cake and eat it too with this awesome F-100. Fast, smooth, and nicely finished, its an unusual choice that will stand out. Call today!
If youve been looking for a rugged, go-anywhere, square-jawed truck with all the goodies, youve just found a great choice. This 1984 Chevrolet K10 4x4 has been nicely upgraded and looks fantastic in burgundy paint. With plenty of power, heavy-duty off-road gear underneath, and a comfortable interior, you just cant buy more truck for your dollar than this. Nearly 40 years later, these trucks STILL look fantastic. Forget aerodynamics for a moment, and take a good look at the angles on this truck, which was designed to work for a living, not sip gas. Always a clean, southern machine, it sports laser-straight body panels and paint that shines up well but is still prepared to repel mud and dirt from playing outside. It doesnt appear to have ever been a work truck, and the stepside bed/regular cab models often enjoy the best care because theyre personal vehicles. The stepside bed always looks muscular and this truck is loaded with extras, including a cowl-induction hood, roll bar with KC sport lights, and a set off steps to help with climbing into this tall off-roader. The original chrome and trim looks great, although theres a fresh grille and clear headlights to give it a slightly updated look. And its extremely cool to see real wood planks in the bed as late as 1984, a nod to tradition that still works. Better still, theyre not so nice that youll be afraid to use this truck as intended. Get in and get dirty! The factory black vinyl bench seat interior remains in place and its current condition tells you all you need to know about the easy life this truck has lived. Aside from some very light discoloration, the upholstery remains excellent, with no rips or tears, and matching black carpets make it feel a bit civilized. The gauges are original and fully functional, and yes, thats a 4-speed shifter with a Hurst cue ball on top, making this 4x4 a lot of fun to drive. Its light on options, but it does have power steering and power front disc brakes, which are much appreciated with those massive tires. Theres also a new AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the dash, and for open-air cruising on mild days, nothing beats a pickup with a sliding rear window. The engine is a 350 cubic inch crate motor with a bunch of reputable horsepower-building parts. Edelbrock supplied the carburetor, Weiand supplied the intake manifold, and a set of long-tube headers and Flowmaster mufflers really make it sound nasty. The engine bay itself is reasonbly clean with body-colored paint on the block and some chrome dress-up, and all the mechanical pieces are in excellent shape. The aforementioned 4-speed manual transmission is linked to a 2-speed transfer case, which feeds both axles when youre off-roading for maximum traction. Underneath, the chassis is solid and highly original, augmented by a modest lift that gives this truck an impressive presence over the other cars on the road. Massive 35x12.5-15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires are wrapped around a set of factory-style Rally wheels for an awesome look. This cool off-roader is ready to hit the trails or head to the job site where it will perform equally well. Call today!
Chevys Advance Design pickups were not only the rugged workhorses that customers expected following World War II, but they were perhaps the first truly stylish trucks. The result was record-breaking sales to a public hungry for new sheetmetal, and today trucks like this 1948 Chevrolet 3100 remain highly-sought collectors items that work equally well with a few modifications. The gray paint makes this truck seem low-key, but its going to get a lot of attention nonetheless so you had better make sure its right. With so many of these being nothing more than working-class tools, its none too easy to find a clean one to restore, and to get one to this level takes a special level of commitment. Someone invested time and money in equally large portions to bring this one to its current spectacular condition, and it fits together better than any truck did in 1948. The five-window cab is the most desirable of the bunch, with cool quarter windows that not only improve visibility, but add a cool design element with the curved glass. Fit and finish are done to professional standards, so you can show it proudly at the local cruise night, where youll undoubtedly hear stories about the one that got away. From the outside, itll take a sharp eye to spot any modifications, and lots of glittering chrome that really dresses up the old pickup. The bed is beautifully finished oak with painted rub strips, and color-matched spray-on bedliner material protects the sides (as if youll ever use it as a truck!). The comfortable yet basic interior has been nicely restored but not excessively modified, adding function without losing all thats great about these trucks. The original bench seat is wrapped in comfortable gray vinyl and the exposed tubular frame gives it a function-over-form look that we love. The dashboard includes factory gauges that work with the warmed-over 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood, although they dont seem to be totally accurate. Theres a modern AM/FM radio in the dash, right where the original would have lived, so no cutting or modifying was required there. Even the original steering wheel was retained to preserve that old truck flavor. You can use this one every day and not get tired, which is surely the sign of quality workmanship. The engine is a 350 cubic inch V8 with a trick Tri-Power setup, because this truck was built for the road. Thats a vintage Offenhauser intake with three 2-barrel carburetors on top, all set up to work like the factory intended. Chevy Orange paint stands out against the satin black engine bay, and those trick valve covers are designed to look vintage, giving this Chevy the look of, say, a vintage J-2 Olds. The transmission is a TH350 3-speed automatic feeding the original rear end, so it doesnt lose its personality while gaining considerably more performance. Up front you get rack-and-pinion steering for the live axle, as well as a set of disc brakes for safety. Youll also get a lot of attention from the rumbling Flowmaster dual exhaust system that features a pair of chrome tips that peek out from under the rear bumper. It sits just right on a slightly lowered suspension, and with classic 15-inch steel wheels with baby moon hubcaps and trim rings, plus fat 235/70/15 rubber, it has a bit of a hot rod look. Nice trucks like this dont come along every day, and good luck finding a clean one if youre intent on building your own. Why not skip the middle part and just take this one home? Call today!
If youve been paying attention, youll notice that were not the only ones selling Land Cruisers like crazy. Trucks like this 1972 Toyota FJ40 are some of the hottest things on four wheels right now and if this one looks affordable, thats only for the moment. With the right look, the right colors, and the gear, its still a lot of fun off road, but it can also be a wise investment. Apparently the best shape for a 4x4 is a two-box design with sharp corners, and Toyota has been doing it successfully for decades. Youll note that this one wears gorgeous bright red paint for a high-impact look and the flat bodywork is remarkably free of damage. Clearly this one hasnt been crawling through the jungles of Burma, but rather lived an easy life on pavement somewhere in the warm southern US. Typical Toyota build quality means these trucks are virtually indestructible, but just for good measure someone spent quite a bit of time and effort, not to mention money, getting it back into shape. Theres an appropriate shine thats not so glaringly perfect that it looks domesticated, and the simple bumpers, distinctive white-framed grille, and rubber fender flares all reinforce the ready-for-anything vibe. The winch on the front suggests that this truck is up for anything and its hard to beat the look of something that treasures function over form like this FJ. The interior of this FJ has been upgraded as needed to make it functional without losing its character. Aftermarket front buckets are a lot more supportive than the original flat chairs, and that makes a big difference when youre crawling through the mud. Sure, everything is pretty basic inside, but the FJ does it with style, offering a bright red dashboard with black pads, an easy-to-reach shifter, and zero-maintenance floors. The rear bench is newer and theres plenty of room for four inside, plus their gear in the cargo bay. The cleverly designed dash allows easy construction of both right-hand and left-hand drive trucks, with the white instrument panel holding a speedometer and auxiliary gauges that are easy to read. Controls are easy to decipher and everything works as youd expect from a Toyota. The full cage is reassuring when youre in the rough and it comes with a full set of weather equipment, including doors and top. The 3.8-liter inline-six has served on at least six continents over the past 50 years and remains one of the most reliable and sturdy machines yet conceived by man. Its also pleasingly torquey and smooth, so you wont regret sitting behind the wheel for a few hours. The point of the FJ isnt all-out speed, so its fairly stock under the hood, with an aftermarket air cleaner, a giant aluminum radiator, and brightly colored plug wires, but nothing that will interfere with its reputation. Youll note theres a modern dual reservoir master cylinder, which powers a set of front disc brakes, a worthwhile safety upgrade. A 3-speed manual transmission, 2-speed transfer case, and heavy-duty axles provide the go-anywhere part of the FJs resume, and the suspension, while capable, is still civilized enough to use every day on your commute. Theres a recent exhaust that has the right sound and its fitted with big 33x12.50-15 off-road radials on shiny chrome wheels. Make no mistake, FJs are more than just Japanese Jeeps, and the market is speaking. Will this be the one you finally take home for yourself? Call today!
With patina being all the rage today, taking something that looks old and filling it with fresh mechanicals is an awesome way to have your cake and eat it, too. The bodywork on this 1952 Chevy 3100 pickup looks like its been working the back 40 for decades, but the slammed stance, updated running gear, and custom interior all suggest that its been working out in its spare time. The bodywork is original, which is to say, it hasnt been treated to a shiny coat of paint. The combination of green paint, chips and scratches, and bare steel gives it a look of great age, and if this one was out in a field with the weeds growing around it, it wouldnt look out of place. But that isnt to say that it looks bad, because we like the honest look and the faded graphics add to the well-worn, well-loved attitude. Looking closely, youll see that the paint hides nothing, but the panel gaps are good, meaning someone spent some time intentionally making it look this way, and nothing has been shaved, trimmed, or altered. Instead, you get a look that will draw a crowd better than any restoration and a no worries finish that means this truck can go anywhere, any time without a second thought. Yeah, maybe the chrome is a bit too nice, but one can hardly call that a defect, right? Theres also a real pickup bed out back, albeit with a cleverly raised floor to clear the suspension (more on that in a few minutes) and a beer keg strapped in to act as a fuel tank. They definitely nailed the look. The custom interior is all new and all amazing. No fake patina here, just funky patterns and upgraded features, plus a dash of style to make driving this 3100 a pleasure, not a chore. A bench seat wears fresh upholstery, with plain door panels to soften the passenger compartment a bit. Factory instruments are gone, replaced by neat-fitting Auto Meter gauges that look like they were born there, all framed by the steering wheel out of a later 50s Chevy passenger car. An AM/FM/CD stereo head unit lives in the top of the dash and comes with a remove, you know, in case reaching over there is just too inconvenient. Carpets on the floor help with noise and vibration, and while that shifter looks vintage, its a modern Lokar unit connected to a TH400 3-speed automatic. It looks like a small block, but its actually a 4.3 liter V6, which is actually of a 350 anyway. The added power makes this pickup more than just interesting to look at, and it makes enough torque to feel right in the vintage pickup. Fitted with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and a few vintage dress-up parts, it looks right under the hood; not too flashy, but just enough to let you know someone was paying attention. A big aluminum radiator keeps it cool and a set of long-tube headers dump into a custom dual exhaust system. The frame is from a late-model S10 pickup and its a surprisingly neat fit under the vintage 3100, and brings upgrades like an independent front suspension, power disc brakes, and power steering. Its got an awesome stance thanks to lowering springs and blocks, and those Painted steel wheels with simple hubcaps are the right old school look. Modern whitewall radials complete the vintage vibe. An incredible illusion or just an incredible truck? How about both? If you want to attract attention, forget bright red paint and loud mufflers, this patina-covered pickup is the hot ticket. Call today!
The Big Three all introduced new pickup trucks in 1948, but historians generally acknowledge that the Dodge B-series was the most advanced of them all. While Ford and Chevy tried to put new details in old trucks, Dodge went all-out and designed a completely new vehicle with several notable improvements to design, safety, and carrying capacity. The result is that trucks like this 1950 Dodge B100 drive like much more modern pieces, and when theyre as nicely restored as this one is, theyre unusual and admired additions to any collection. The single most noteworthy design feature of the new Dodge trucks was the fender line that sweeps all the way into the door panel. Not only was this the first foray into the completely integrated designs that would come in the 1950s, but it instantly made the Ford and Chevy trucks look dated. Dodge designers referred to it as the Pilothouse safety cab. Refinished in bright red with a black bed, this handsome half-ton shows just the right amount of gloss, perfectly appropriate to a working vehicle. Nicely assembled, the door gaps are good, the fenders line up well, and that unique side-opening hood sits just right. Theres not a lot of chrome, and the grille has been painted in white as was the fashion of the day, giving the truck an honest, blue-collar look thats extremely appealing. Bumpers are basic black, the bed features beautiful fresh planks and drop-in stake sides, and its still running a single taillight, just like 1950. The interior is spartan, yes, but still stylish in a hard-working way. The bench seat features new black vinyl as original, and the rubber floor mat meant that you could hose the interior out after a long day working out in the field. Dual pods create a symmetrical dashboard design, with only a speedometer and fuel gauge on the drivers side, with controls for the wipers, lights, and ignition in the center. Presumably, the passenger-side pod could hold an AM radio, although as a work vehicle, such equipment would be quite rare. All the gauges are fully operational and it isnt difficult to feel at home behind that big steering wheel. Flip up the side-opening hood and discover Dodges rugged 218 cubic inch inline-six engine, which was a mainstay of Chrysler products for many years. Virtually indestructible, these flathead engines made good torque and ran forever with only basic maintenance. Thanks to a freshly rebuilt carburetor, this one runs smoothly and moves the half-ton pickup very well on city streets, and will cruise happily at 50 MPH all day. Its not detailed for show but its tidy, and from behind the wheel it delivers the true early truck experience. It also features heavy duty oil and air filters and a big radiator that will keep this hard working engine cool no matter what the conditions. Its backed by a 4-speed manual transmission with an ultra-low first gear for slow-speed work, but in most cases you wont need it. The front axles and wheels of all models eight inches further back than the former trucks and moved the engine slightly forward, resulting in shifting more of the payload to the front axle and allowing greater payload ratings without adding heavier rear axle springs. As a result, the Dodge rides and handles extremely well and feels much more car-like than its contemporaries. A set of blackwall radials on the original steel wheels certainly help ride and handling, yet look authentic under the fenders. If youve been looking for a vintage truck to cruise around in, and are tired of all the Fords and Chevys you see these days, perhaps a B-series Dodge is what youve been looking for. Give us a call today!
On the surface, building a truck as amazing as this 1949 Ford F-1 pickup may seem easy, but when you look at the details that make it so seamless, you realize that a lot of talent and a big pile of money were required. You could probably build one like this yourself, but since it would take years and cost a big pile of cash, why not just take this one home instead? Bright red paint is a great look on a vintage pickup truck and while it was done a few years ago, it still looks great thanks to the many virtues of two-stage urethane. The shiny surface also highlights the rather extensive body modifications that include a nosed and decked hood with a custom vent, smooth fenders, shaved bumpers, and a rear roll pan that works with the deleted tailgate to make it look slick. Other details like the chrome grille and door handles were kept in place both for style and functionality purposes and the big FORD block letters on the nose will let everyone know what it is. The running boards were painted to match the bodywork and the bed is beautifully finished with an oak floor and stainless rub strips. There are also 39 Ford teardrop taillights, accessory step plates, and all new weather seals throughout. A full luxury interior was stuffed inside the pickups cab, including a nicely upholstered tan bench seat thats stylish yet appropriate. Matching cloth and vinyl door panels made it easy to get everything to work together and putting plush carpets on the floor helps to control noise and heat. The original dash remains, augmented by a custom insert full of VDO gauges while the rest of the dash was smoothed just the way the bodywork was. A GM tilt steering column and Grant GT steering wheel with a wood rim make it easy to get comfortable and the Lokar shifter is a vintage-looking piece that works rather well here. Its minimalist, but it does it with style. A lot of credit for the performance feel has to go to the 302 cubic inch crate motor under the hood, whose effortless power makes this truck a true pleasure to drive. It has less than 5000 miles on it and doesnt deviate much from stock so reliability is excellent. With about 250 horsepower on tap, it feels like it could pull all day without breaking a sweat, and with Ford Blue paint, a chrome air cleaner, and Ford ignition system, it almost looks OEM in this vintage truck. Underneath, the chassis offers a modern front clip including and independent suspension, power steering, and disc brakes, as well as a great-sounding exhaust system with tips that exit right under the rear roll pan. An automatic transmission and a Chevy 10-bolt rear end with relatively tall gears make it a fantastic highway cruiser and the lowered stance is just about right. Flashy 17-inch wheels wheels and 235/65/17 radials certainly help with the high performance look. This is the kind of truck that few guys get to own, but everyone wishes they could. Well, nows your chance, so call today!
Although Willys survived in one form or another through the 50s, its really the cars (and trucks) they built in the pre-war era that really get enthusiasts attention. This 1941 Willys pickup, while fiberglass, nails the look that put Willys onto so many fans must-have lists and with a 5.0 Mustang powertrain, its as reliable as it is good-looking. Satin black is always a great look on vintage pickups, even if theyre brand-new. It recalls the days when old trucks would have been parts-chasers at hot rod shops or push vehicles at Bonneville. It has a no-nonsense vibe that was born out of one part economy and one part low-maintenance, and it still works today. Of course, with fresh fiberglass bodywork as your starting point, youre going to get some pretty impressive results, and this cool pickup fits together rather well. Without rapping your knuckles on its skin, youll never know what its made of, and everyone knows its a Willys even without the neat little badge on the hood. The 41s are iconic with their teardrop headlights and electric shaver grille, both of which are accurately replicated here. The bed is still functional and usable, so this is still a truck at heart, and again, the low-maintenance surfaces ensure that youll never worry about using it as a real vehicle. The interior is considerably more up-to-date than the bare-bones original design, starting with a leather bench seat, custom console, and custom door panels to make it feel far more upscale than the original Willys designers envisioned. A three spoke wheels and gauges that look a lot like vintage Stewart Warner dials help with that vintage look, but you also get such niceties as cold A/C, a tilt steering column, and power windows to make this an easy place to spend your time. The center console houses a Hurst shifter for the 5-speed manual transmission and while its compact, it isnt claustrophobic thanks to the light upholstery and big windows. Theres plenty of sound insulation, so its comfortable and cool inside, another hallmark of a quality build. This isnt a generic kit car, this is a machine where someone was sweating the details. Swing the long, pointed hood open and youre greeted by the familiar Ford 5.0 liter Mustang intake manifold and accessories. Bulletproof reliable, torquey as all get-out, and lots of fun, its a very neat fit in the Willys engine bay and will work well for many years to come. Its also nice to see something thats not a Chevy and with fuel injection, it feels far, far more modern. A few polished bits along with yellow highlights make the engine bay look dressed up, and theres a big Griffin aluminum radiator up front that doesnt have any trouble keeping up with the injected 302. Theres also an upgraded alternator and R134a refrigerant in the A/C system for reliability. The Mustangs 5-speed manual transmission shifts beautifully and surprisingly, it all sits on a 1998 Chevrolet S10 pickup chassis, so the steering and rear end are modern as well. 4-wheel disc brakes are a great addition to the roster and the front end was totally rebuilt with new ball joints and bushings. Fat sway bars front and rear give it appropriately sporty handling and those 15-inch Rocket Gasser wheels are period-perfect with 215/70/15 front and 295/50/15 rear Mickey Thompson radials wrapped around them. A neat truck with lots of features, lots of power, and a great look, all for about half the cost of construction. Pretty hard to beat that. Call today
Why spend $50k or $60k on a new truck when awesome pickups like this 1977 Ford F-100 are still around and insanely affordable? Not quite a full-fledged collectable quite yet, it nonetheless remains a rugged, handsome truck in great colors that can still earn its keep around the homestead. While the other guys drive around in cookie-cutter pickups, you could have something interesting for a fraction of the price. Almost everything looks better with two-tone paint, including working-class hardware like this Ranger. Its obviously had a good life, and as a lifelong southern truck, it shows no signs of rust or abuse underneath. The white-over-blue paint is newer than the truck, of course, and looks spectacular with a great gloss and no signs of botched bodywork underneath. Code S Midnight Blue Metallic is the trucks original color, so you dont have to worry about mismatched door jambs and underhood areas, because its all equally well done. Its also not afraid to wear a lot of bright chrome trim, including the beefy bumpers, egg crate grille, and side trim that fits neatly into the groove running the length of the body. And we love the cab lights and bed-mounted spare for an industrial look. The 8-foot bed will carry a lot more than youd expect, and with a recent spray-in bedliner, its ready to work or play. If you do take to driving this Ford every day, the interior is a great place to do it. Freshly upholstered with a black seat cover that looks right in the vintage F-100, plus a heavy black rubber floor mat for low maintenance, it is ready to go immediately. Fords familiar square gauges show crisp, bright markings, although theyre only watching the basics of speed, temperature, and fuel level, which is why there are auxiliary dials tucked under the dash. A custom overhead switch panel on the headliner includes controls for the power windows and other controls, and a modern Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo powers speakers built into the headliner itself. The three-spoke steering wheel feels suitably beefy for a big truck like this, and despite its blue collar origins, this is not a bad place to spend some time thanks to all the new components. The fresh and torquey 351 cubic inch V8 topped by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor is the right combination of power and efficiency that youd look for today. Both the engine and transmission were very recently rebuilt so the engine bay is nicely detailed and not too far from stock. Dress-up parts like the Edelbrock air cleaner and valve covers help with the performance look, and theres Ford Blue on the block. A fresh alternator provides plenty of juice if youre, say, towing a trailer or installing a camper top in the bed, and with power steering and brakes, its easy to drive no matter the load. Fords rugged twin I-beam suspension isnt the most precise setup ever devised, but it rides incredibly well for a big hauler. Out back, theres a 9-inch, which is equally rugged and according to the door tag, it carries 2.72 gears, which are great for highway cruising. The dual exhaust system offers modest mufflers so its quiet out on the road, and while its not detailed for show, the chassis is really clean. The 2-inch lift and slick black wheels (full spare mounted in the bed!) look awesome on the big Ford and use giant 265/60/18 Cooper radials to keep them off the ground. Clean old pickups like this still represent great value, and one that can double as a hobby vehicle on weekends while still working for a living is a bargain in anyones book. And with an awesome look like this, we know this F-100 wont last long. Call today!
Rarely do vehicles we sell come out so lopsided in favor of the buyer, but the truth is, you couldnt duplicate this 1983 Chevy pickup with a budget three times bigger than the asking price. Cool two-tone paint, a custom interior, and plenty of V8 power mean that this truck still has what it takes to get noticed on Saturday night. You can count me as one of those folks who like the look of the short bed on a regular cab pickup because the proportions are almost ideal. Of course, this truck is done hauling stuff, but with the slammed stance and two-tone paint job, it looks about a mile long and thanks to a sizeable pile of cash going into the paint a few years ago, it looks fantastic. Super straight bodywork is completely stock save for the rear roll pan but it sure looks trick. Once everything was blocked and straight, it received a few coats of copper and black urethane, a blue pinstripe between them, and enough clear to make it all shine. In the following years, it was driven, shown, and enjoyed, but even so it looks quite good out in the sun. A blacked-out grille gives the front end a sleek look and the bed is protected with a spray-in bedliner, so it still works as a truck. Looks cool and practical? Win! You know that a truck this dramatic on the outside needs to be special inside, and it doesnt disappoint. A custom black seat cover on the bench seat looks up-to-date and features Chevy Bowtie emblems to tie it together. Its comfortable enough to live in all day and looks great with only minor signs of use. The original dash is full of original instruments and theyre joined by a tach on top of the dash and the usual trio of auxiliary dials underneath. Very cool custom door panesl blend in with the rest of the interior and youll note that this truck carries options like power windows and a tilt steering column, meaning that its very user-friendly today. Theres a modern AM/FM/CD head unit in the dash, which delivers sound to a bevy of speakers throughout the truck. It also has a sliding rear window, which is great for ventilation and tinted glass helps with temperatures and the cool factor. Following the sizzling paint and eyeball-popping interior, the 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood seems rather ordinary. However, you shouldnt underestimate it, as it carries an Edelbrock Air Gap intake and Holley carburetor, World Products cylinder heads, MSD ignition, long-tube headers, and a little bit of chrome. For a truck like this, its important for it to have the power to back up the look. Even so, it starts easily, idles well, and moves the slammed pickup with ease, all with a great V8 soundtrack from the twin pipes exiting together under the tailgate. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission powers the original rear end, and the incredible in-the-weeds stance looks cool without an abusive ride. Its quite clean underneath, the Flowmaster mufflers sound great, and 15-inch Vision Legend wheels carry staggered 255/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear performance radials. This is a whole heck of a lot of custom truck for the price of a 5-year-old Hyundai. If its attention you crave, this truck will deliver in a very big way. Call today!
What if you could have a truck that looks like 1956 but drives like a muscle car? Well, heres the answer to your question, a spectacular 1956 Chevrolet 3100 pickup with a high-powered ZZ4 350 inside plus a cabin full of luxury options. Talk about having your cake and eating it too! Painted a brilliant semi-metallic green from DuPont called Pond Scum Green, this slick pickup represents the first of the pickups that were actually styled by designers rather than merely engineered. As a result, they carry a lot of automotive-inspired design cues, and if you see a little bit of Shoebox Chevy in the design, the coincidence is purely intentional. Of course, the fact that it was finished to todays standards certainly helps, and theres not a ripple, dent, pockmark, or dent anywhere on the beautiful surface of this truck. The paint is about a mile deep, and has been rubbed and buffed to a mirror-like shine, and while there are a few signs of having been driven, its still a show-stopper. Enhancing the polished look is a custom 1957 grille, shaved emblems, and a bunch of louvers punched into the tailgate. Behind that tailgate, youll find a beautifully finished oak bed with polished stainless strips that tie in with the bright chrome bumpers and taillights. And youll note this is the desirable big window cab, making it feel airy inside without spoiling the vintage look. Gorgeous tan leather is the dominant theme inside, with the original bench seat replaced by what appears to be a custom split bench that looks right at home in the cab. Custom door panels and plus carpets certainly help it feel far more luxurious than 1956. Fortunately, it retains a 50s sensibility but the modern materials will definitely attract more than their fair share of appreciative nods at shows. The dash uses a set of custom gauges that mimic the original while providing a bit more information, and A/C vents have been discreetly tucked underneath in their own special panel. A tilt wheel with a custom billet wheel adds to the 21st century feel, as well as the custom head unit in the original radios slot, with speakers scattered throughout the cab. Its just spectacular inside and you can see that cubic dollars were spent to make it look this good. Underneath that beautiful green sheetmetal, youll find a heavily fortified chassis. Up front theres a 350 cubic inch ZZ4 crate motor that packs quite a bit more power than the original 283. Theres plenty of flash thanks to the custom pinstriped air cleaner assembly, finned valve covers, and a few chrome bits. But its also fully operational thanks to an Edelbrock carb, Bow Tie intake manifold, and a big Walker radiator up front. Power rack-and-pinion steering and power front disc brakes came with the Southern Rods independent front suspension, which gives it agile handling, particularly for a pickup. A smooth-shifting automatic transmission clicks through the gears, feeding a GM rear end from a 2001 Chevy Blazer hanging on a 4-link with coil-over shocks. A Flowmaster dual exhaust system gives it just a little bit of rumble, but it doesnt intrude, making this truck an easy long-distance hauler. Color-matched steel wheels with cool inner and outer trim rings add a period-perfect look, as do the staggered 215/70/15 front and 225/70/15 rear BFGoodrich wide whitewall radials. This is a no-compromises truck built to very high standards, and youll be proud to call it your own. Call today!
Who doesnt like a Chevy Task Force era truck? Theyve got a ton of personality, theyre super popular at car shows, and they look like theyre raring to go even when theyre parked. This pretty 1956 Chevrolet 3100 has all of the charm and style with plenty of power and some nice upgrades...sounds good to us! The handsome burgundy paint comes from a late-model color chart and you have to admit it looks great here. The paint job was done a few years ago and its holding up great with a nice gloss that seems about right for a pickup, not perfect but it shines up nicely. The 3100 was all-new in 1955, ostensibly to showcase the new small block V8, so they didnt mess with a good thing in 56, and that was the right choice. Youll note the grille has been chrome plated in a nod to tradition, and the rest of the trim is in excellent shape, although the hood has been cleaned up a bit. Gaps are good all around and the stepside bed wears a set of chrome bed rails that give it a dressed-up look. Out back youll find a smooth tailgate, custom LED taillights, and a trick roll pan with exhaust pipe cutouts. The front bumper is similar to those found on passenger cars to further tie the two together in consumers minds. The bed is beautifully finished oak and it looks great, with a vintage look that has character. Inside youll sit on a late-model front seat setup that includes power buckets and a functional center console. The dash was painted to match the exterior, as were the doors and the rest of the interior, although the handsome gray inserts on the doors soften things up a bit. Theres matching gray carpet on the floor and a late-model steering wheel on the original column to help you get comfortable, A/C has been neatly installed under the dash, it still uses stock gauges in a beautiful chevron-shaped pod (again, a nod to the passenger car line), and it has power windows, too! An AM/FM/cassette head unit has been installed in the center of the dash although that is probably due for an upgrade as well. And with that giant rear window, it sure is bright and airy inside! Pop the hood and check out the smooth 283 cubic inch small block V8 inside. Its pretty mild but offers useful power that allows you to still use this truck as a truck. It also looks pretty much the way youd expect when you open the hood of a truck like this: freshened but not radical. You could get a small block motor in 1956, but it certainly didnt run or look this good. Theres an Edelbrock carburetor up top, a set of finned valve covers, and a chrome alternator makes plenty of electricity. Original rams horn exhaust manifolds feed a dual exhaust system with performance mufflers, so it sounds racy enough, but the front suspension remains a solid axle on leaf springs so it doesnt lose its vintage truck feel. Power routes back through a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and on to the original rear end. 15-inch aluminum wheels hold a set of 225/75/15 General tires, so its got a sturdy look thats ready to work or play. If youre looking for a truck that shouldnt be missed, pick up the phone and give us a call today!
This 1987 Chevrolet K20 pickup is just a nice 4x4 pickup. Nothing radical, just a super clean long bed truck, a smart-running small block V8, and a sharp Midnight Blue paint job that sticks to the factory recipe. This is simply a lot of truck for the money. You already know we love these trucks around our showroom and we probably sell more of them than just about anyone else. So it makes sense that when a nice one shows up, everyone kind of takes notice. This pretty Midnight Blue K20 has that rugged, square-jawed look that makes these trucks the latest and greatest collector-value haulers and the finish is really quite good. Its not so nice that youll be afraid to put it to work, but when you get home and hose it off itll look good enough to go out to dinner that night. Its not flashy, but if a pickup can be elegant, this truck nails it. Nice chrome bumpers, a heavy-duty rear bumper, and oversized mirrors make it practical as well as attractive and you can tell just by looking in the bed that this truck has probably never had to very work for a living. Theres a spray-in bedliner just in case and a fifth-wheel ball is a nice option if you have some heavy hauling to do (the K20 is a -ton so it can handle it). The matching blue interior is typical GM no-nonsense, with a wide bench seat, a handsome wrap-around dash, and plenty of creature comforts. There are recent carpets on the floor and a new seat cover in a sturdy OEM-grade vinyl, and it appears that the door panels are nicely preserved originals and the dash is in great shape with no cracks caused by UV damage. The gauges are also original and monitor all the engines vitals, all surrounded by a nice-looking crinkle-finish panel. Features include cold A/C, power steering, power brakes, and an upgraded AM/FM/cassette stereo system and all of it is in working order. Heavy-duty floor mats are a welcome site if you plan on heading into the dirt. The transmission shifter is on the column, but as usual, the 4x4 system is actuated by the floor-mounted transfer case shifter, which also works like it should, giving you a lot of versatility. For power, this Chevy relies on a tried-and-true 350 cubic inch V8 with throttle body fuel injection. Its fairly stock, so reliability is not compromised and it still starts, idles, and drives pretty much like the factory intended. The engine bay is incredibly clean, suggesting that this truck has never really ventured too far off road, and there are signs of recent maintenance to the A/C system. The transmission is an indestructible TH400 3-speed automatic that never seems to mind doing the heavy lifting, and the two-speed transfer case and heavy-duty axles make it invincible in the slippery stuff. Underneath theres exactly zero evidence of rot and as a lifetime Georgia truck, its probably never seen anything worse than a rain storm. A new exhaust system gives it the right sound and there are signs of recent work on the brakes. And given all the lifted trucks with oversized wheels, we have to say we like the simple white steelies and hubcaps on this big K20, which carry 285/75/16 off-road radials. Nothing radical here, just a nicely finished truck with great maintenance and no stories. If your tastes run more towards stock than modified, then this Chevy deserves a closer look. Call today!
Weve made the case for the practical and stylish El Camino here before, and with this charcoal gray 1972 Chevrolet El Camino, it remains as true as ever. Theres a strong-running small block under the hood, a handsome paint job that accentuates the cars classic styling, and honestly, if you can find a muscle car more versatile than this one, you should buy it. Dressed in sophisticated charcoal gray paint with black stripes, its the archetypal Elky, and personally, the 72s are my favorite with their single headlamps and side-mounted parking lights. The bodywork is well done and doesnt look very old, although there are signs of use that are probably inevitable. The doors fit well, and the tailgate is in great shape with none of the rust or dings that typically show up on these cars no matter how well-maintained they are. Bumpers, both front and rear, appear to be reproduction items or even very nice originals, and all the stainless trim is in good condition. Factory parking light lenses, a standard Chevy hood, and bright stainless trim all give it an OEM look, and despite the stripes, this isnt an SS clone. The bed makes this a practical piece of muscle, and thanks to a very neatly done spray-in bedliner, that means you shouldnt be afraid to put it to work now and then. I promise it wont mind! This El Camino carries a handsome black interior, which uses a bench seat to permit three-abreast seating. Most of the interior appears recent, including the door panels, headliner, and even the seat cover, all of which are correct reproductions. A bench seat is probably a smart choice in an Elky, just to maximize passenger capacity, and the column shifter means nobodys uncomfortable. The standard gauge cluster is little more than a speedometer and fuel gauge plus some idiot lights, but the powertrain is so reliable, more gauges arent really necessary. Theres an AM/FM/CD stereo in the dash that sounds great, and youll not that this is a factory A/C car, although some of the components have been removed. But for the most part, theres nothing inside to detract from the original look and thats a good thing. The engine is a 350 cubic inch V8 that runs very well with good power and a great rumble from the Flowmaster dual exhaust system. Wearing a coat of Chevy Orange, the engine is dressed with a chrome air cleaner and finned valve covers, so it looks pretty stock. For performance, theres an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor atop a GM intake (which has been painted orange to help it blend in), an HEI distributor, and a set of long-tube headers that hug the block for good service access. A stout TH350 3-speed automatic transmission handles the gears, doling out torque to the 10-bolt rear end, which is full of relatively tall gears so the Elky is easy-going on the highway. Power steering and brakes make this truck/car handle easily, and theres a recent Flowmaster exhaust system. Traditional Rally wheels look awesome and wear 225/70/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials. Properly sorted cars are hard to find, and when theyve led hard lives like most El Caminos, its even more difficult. This is an exception. Drive it, have fun, and dont forget that it still might enjoy working once in a while, too. Call today!
This big 1987 Chevrolet K10 4x4 has a lot going for it. Black paint, a great powertrain, and, well, who doesnt love a brute like this? With go-anywhere capabilities but the comfort and reliability of a daily driver, this might just be the ultimate pickup. The first thing you notice is the intimidating black paint job, which makes this big truck look nasty. At once unique and timeless, this truck was never a beater so it still looks quite good. The sheetmetal is straight and clean, and the Chevys squared-off looks have aged very, very well. Look closely and youll see the paint is in great shape, with a nice gloss and no areas where it needs attention, and with a simple strip of stainless down the flanks, it looks just the way the factory did it. All the original remains, including the original grille, bumpers, and even the stand-up hood ornament that dresses it up a bit. The bed is protected by a spray-in bed liner and a set of chrome bed rails that really look great. Theres also a heavy-duty rear bumper and a sliding rear window provides great ventilation on warm days. Gray cloth covers the stock bench seat, and the almost entirely original interior doesnt need a lot of flash to be functional. The lower half of the dash is painted to match the body, which is a nice touch, and upscale door panels, carpeted floors, and a bunch of comfort and convenience options make this as much luxury truck as commercial hauler. The original gauges are big, bright, and easy to read, with a factory steering wheel to help guide it down the trail. It also sports factory A/C with an R134a refrigerant upgrade, plus an AM/FM/cassette stereo down low in the dash. Everything feels well-assembled and tough, which youd expect from a truck, but it never feels like a working-class vehicle. Its still comfortable enough to use every day. With a throttle-body-injected 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood, there arent many places this brute cant go. The rebuilt engine from LKQ has about 15,000 miles and seems to be almost entirely stock save for the long-tube headers and an electric fan on the radiator. Nicely finished, the engine bay looks like someones been looking after it all its life, and if this truck was intended to get dirty, someone was certainly fastidious about cleaning it up afterwards. There are no radical modifications, so it runs happily on pump gas, idles well, pulls hard, and thanks to that electric fan, doesnt overheat during slow-speed crawling. Theres plenty of torque to turn those big tires, and thanks to a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, it cruises quietly and comfortably and fuel mileage goes from abominable to adequate, which is about all you can expect in a big machine like this. The factory 4-wheel-drive suspension gives it its towering presence, theres a great-sounding Flowmaster dual exhaust system, and with a steering stabilizer up front it tracks straight and doesnt wander like many 4x4 pickups. Factory Rally-style wheels wear giant 32x11.5-15 off-road tires that look great, ride well, and claw through the dirt with ease. If youre a fan of off-roading, this is a finished truck ready to enjoy, and even if you just like the look, this one is incredibly civilized. Call today!
Pickup trucks may very well be this generations muscle cars. V8 power, rear-wheel-drive, rugged mechanicals, and inexpensive to purchase and upgrade, theyre great vehicles that open a lot of opportunities for the hobbyist. This 1981 Chevrolet C10 pickup is a fine example, with a few muscle car-like upgrades and a lot of style for a bargain-basement price. If you want a muscle truck, the short bed/regular cab combination is what you want. Compact, maneuverable, and relatively light, it puts traditional performance into a manageable package that you can use every day. The stealthy black paint job looks pretty darned good, despite being finished in 2006. Theres no sign that this was ever a rusty vehicle, and the bodywork looks factory-grade no matter where you look, and only a few chips on the rockers give away its age. C10s are popular with truck enthusiasts thanks to their square-jawed good looks, and this one is no exception, sticking to the factory look without any of the usual add-ons guys usually install. The bumpers look original with a nice shine, the oversized side mirrors mean its still fully functional as a truck, and the bed is so nice you might think twice about doing any hauling in it. Just think of this as a muscle car with the worlds biggest trunk. The interior remains pretty original and true to the trucks 1980s sensibilities. The black vinyl upholstery is a great contrast to the tan carpets and door panels and the seat cover on the original bench is brand new. In fact, almost everything is new, including the door panels, kick panels, trim pieces, dash pad, and even the carpets. Theres a full array of gauges for the driver, a tilt steering column, cold factory A/C, and cruise control, all of which suggest this truck was built for driving, not working. A padded dash protector will keep things looking good for years, and the same goes for the heavy-duty rubber floor mats on the carpets. And for those days when the A/C isnt quite needed, you get a sliding rear window which makes it a pleasant place to be without a lot of extra wind. Power comes from a fresh 350 cubic inch crate motor, which delivers entertaining performance in the lightweight pickup truck body. Fortified with aluminum center-bolt heads, an aluminum GM Bow Tie intake manifold, a mile cam, a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, and HEI ignition system, its a fantastic runner once its warmed up. With fewer than 15,000 miles on it, the engine still runs strong and the lightweight truck feels downright fast around town. A few Edelbrock dress-up items are in place and with a good deep cleaning, this engine bay could really sparkle. Long-tube headers and a Flowmaster dual exhaust system not only add power but sound fantastic as well. The underside is original, but this truck comes from down south, so its no rust bucket. You also get a slick-shifting TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end with 3.73 gears inside. 15-inch Rally wheels give it an awesome look and carry 225/70/15 blackwall radials. So dont fret about not being able to afford a vintage Camaro. This pickup delivers similar thrills for a bargain price, just like that Camaro did back in the day. Call today!
The good looks of a Chevelle and the utility of a pickup bed are still hard to beat, even after four decades. This handsome 1972 Chevrolet El Camino sports a built 350 under the hood and a great look, making it one of the few muscle cars that will be happy to go to work with you. Practical speed, thats the El Camino. Obviously black is one of those colors that will never go out of style. Smooth, slick, and thoroughly up to date, this sinister black SS most certainly looks the part of a heavy-hitter on the street. A cowl-induction hood certainly helps with that impression, although we kind of like that they skipped the SS stripes and kept it kind of low-profile. The paint job is older but fit and finish are decent, good enough to fit in at the local cruise night. Theres some age on the paint but black looks great no matter what you do with it and it panel gaps are pretty good. They didnt go crazy with the customization, and with a black vinyl top, it looks a little upscale and stands out from the rest of the El Caminos thatll be around town. The bed, which is the place where its easiest to tell how serious the owner was about his work, shows extremely well with no major dings or damage, and features a spray-in bedliner to help it survive a few jobs around the house. El Camino interiors are another nice combination of street car comfort and commercial vehicle practicality. A bench seat allows three passengers and heavy-duty floor mats add some contrast. The seat is in great shape, and if the seat cover is original its shockingly nice for being more than 40 years old. The dash is in very good shape but since the gauges cover just the basics, it includes the usual aftermarket dials underneath. The carpets show a little age since black is so hard to protect from the effects of UV rays, but they look great and fit well. This El Camino also features factory A/C, although the system needs to be serviced. Theres also an AM/FM/8-track stereo in the dash, which is a cool throwback piece, and the subwoofers behind the seat ensure it still sounds great. The engine is a great running 350 cubic inch Turbo Fire V8 thats ideal in the multi-purpose truck/car. With a Rochester 4-barrel carburetor, a modest cam, and HEI ignition, the orange powerplant is content to churn out torque at any speed and laughs at loads in the bed. Painted valve covers and a chrome air cleaner dress it up even though its not too far from stock, and with power steering and brakes, this hauler is a breeze to maneuver in traffic or parking lots. Cast iron manifolds control heat and noise, feeding a true dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers and chrome tips just under the bumper to keep it looking sporty. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and 12-bolt rear mean that you dont ever have to worry about breakage, and while its not show quality underneath, it doesnt show any signs of life in an inclement climate, either. Factory Rally wheels are an ideal choice, and sport 235/60/15 white-letter radials at all four corners. Always attractive and eminently usable, this El Camino is a very affordable way to own the A-list muscle youve always wanted without a huge investment. Call today!
Chevy has been making pickup trucks since the 30s and when you make a gazillion of them, well thats no small amount of practice. Made to withstand all the punishment that a commercial vehicle needs to tolerate, this 1989 Chevrolet Silverado pickup appears to have led a very pampered existence. There cant be many that are nicer, leading us to wonder if its time for the Silverado to become a genuine collector vehicle. With a great looks, V8 power, and remarkable originality, this great-looking survivor deserves your full attention. Red will always be in style, especially in a pickup truck, and we have to admit that it works especially well on the Chevy C/K series of trucks. Combined with the regular cab and short bed, the Silverado has a sporty demeanor and a great look. It remains in outstanding condition for being nearly 30 years old, and the shiny paint has weathered the years far better than most GM products of the era, needing nothing more than a coat of wax to really look great. There are no notable blemishes, no major road rash, just a few touch-ups here and there (check out how nice that bed looks!), and its clear that someone really cared for this truck. There was not much chrome fitted to these workhorses but what is there remains in pretty good condition, including both bumpers. And if youre actually going to put it to work, youll be happy to find a heavy-duty bed mat for protection. Slip inside and have a seat. A comfortable cloth bench seat from a later truck makes this a first-class way to haul your gear and the red cloth upholstery looks immaculately maintained. Because this is a Silverado it is optioned with all the creature comforts, including air conditioning which still blows ice cold, plus an aftermarket AM/FM/CD stereo, cruise control, power windows, power locks, and a tilt wheel are all at your fingertips, further blurring the line between blue and white collar transportation. And we havent forgotten that this is a truck with a half- ton load capacity and so power steering and power brakes make it all manageable. The dash pad isnt even cracked and the sliding rear window provides a comfortable breeze for those days when A/C isnt needed. Given the condition of the interior, theres just no question the mileage shown is original. Open the hood and inspect the nicely detailed engine bay. This Silverado is equipped with the 350 cubic inch V8 that has been fitted to everything from Camaros to, well, pickup trucks. Theres more than enough power available if you choose to leave the motor bone stock like this one, which looks like it just rolled out of the showroom and still runs superbly. Its shockingly clean in there and maybe that chrome air cleaner adds a little sparkle. The 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission is also performing without complaint and there isnt a better transmission available to mate to the 350; after all, fuel mileage matters these days. Also take a look at the super clean undercarriage, where youll find no secrets, thanks to a lifetime in a warm climate, and again, it suggests that this truck has led a very good life. Polished Torque Thrust wheels add some flash to the bright red pickup, endowing it with a sporty demeanor and it carries recent blackwall radials all around. This is a great-looking truck today, and if these become collectable in the future, were pretty sure these handsome bed trucks will be first on the list. Call today!
If youre like me, you glanced at the photos and said to yourself, Wow, what a pretty truck! This 1951 Ford F-1 has a classic look, but its also been very tastefully upgraded to create an awesome resto-mod that gets just about everything right, including the bargain price tag. The soft blue paint on this truck isnt quite an original Ford color, but its not totally wrong, either. The 1950s were all about pastels and it works as well here as it did on, say, a vintage Crown Victoria. The redesigned F-1 is one of the best looking trucks of all time, so they didnt try to reinvent it when this one was built, so it keeps a very authentic look. The bumpers and grille are still traditional white and all the factory trim remains in place. Finish quality is quite good, with clean bodywork and a nice shine to the light blue paint. The body and bed are steel and it all works together to create an iconic truck that will stand out everywhere it goes. The few chrome bits still on the truck are in excellent condition and we love the way they painted the Ford script on the tailgate to make it stand out. Of course theres wood in the bed, and it has a fantastic dark stain that contrasts nicely with the paint, a trick that gives the truck an upscale character. The interior is simple, with the original bench seat reupholstered in black vinyl with original-looking pleats. The bright blue paint wraps onto the door panels and the dash was finished in black to keep it from becoming pastel overload. The factory gauges were replaced with a beautiful set of dials that were built just for this application and theres a big wood-rimmed wheel that adds warmth to the interior. The rest appears to be fairly stock, from the crank windows to the rubber floor mat, so it still feels like a vintage pickup truck when you slide behind the wheel. Attention to detail matters and this Ford manages to create an old truck feel that doesnt feel antiquated. Reliable power comes in the form of a 302 cubic inch V8 from a late-model, with a chassis borrowed from a 70s pickup. As a result, its no slouch in the performance department, sporting a Weiand intake manifold, Holley 4-barrel carburetor, a modest camshaft, and a big radiator up front. A serpentine belt drive system helps with reliability, and that donor truck also supplied power front disc brakes and power steering, so its a joy to drive. The twin I-beam suspension is built to work and there are leaf springs out back, so that bed isnt exclusively for show if you have some light hauling to do. A custom Flowmaster exhaust system sounds awesome and the C4 3-speed automatic transmission feeds a 9-inch rear end thats virtually indestructible. Handsome chrome wheels with baby moon hubcaps give it a bit of an old-school look and carry 275/60/15 white-letter radials. A truck that looks great and drives even better, this pretty Ford attracts a lot of attention but the guy who will enjoy it most is the one sitting behind the wheel. Call today!