Featuring car-like tail fins and an available Hemi engine, the Sweptside was never popular, but its unique styling and car-like amenities has made it a favorite among collectors. Next: One of the most iconic trucks ever is a favorite among collectors. These parts include new doors, fenders, inner fenders, inner door panels, all new chrome, steel cowl hood, new stake-hole delete box sides, and numerous other trim pieces. So imagine telling truck buyers between, say, 1946 and 1973 that their trucks would increase in value by over 1,000%. Anything else was considered unnecessary.
Styling is a hit or miss affair for the earlier years 1960-62 , with wrap-around windshields and their unique hoods that are all but impossible to find as replacements. But the early trucks from 1946 to 1956 are the ones collectors seek out the most. Located in De Pere, Wisconsin, it is listed for sale. Thousands of different cars have been built over the past century. It is one of those vehicles where a project has been started, but the owner has decided to part with it.
This era of trucks also saw a greater availability of creature comfort options—especially power steering, power brakes and air conditioning—helping to transition pickups into becoming second cars. Good luck to the Seller and the next owner! Next: This truck has been consistently popular for 70 years. Conventional coils replaced the torsion bars up front in 1963, allowing the frame's reinforcing x-member, in place since 1960, to be deleted. The Seller has put a lot of effort into this truck to get it to where it is now! Carried over into the immediate postwar years, the final M-Series trucks are the most collectible. Next: Collectors love these nearly forgotten trucks. The modern specialty aftermarket fully supports this generation of Chevy truck, with reproduction items and regular service parts both easily found in the modern retail parts chain stores, making them especially easy to own.
They needed to do just two things: start every day and haul a bunch of stuff. If the final bid stays low this could be a good way for an ambitious person to get into a vintage truck. The vehicle has been fitted with a disc brake conversion, while the suspension has been lowered substantially, and has also been fitted with new suspension bushes. With a dedicated cult following and seemingly endless ways to modify the trucks, these simple workhorses have become some of the most sought after collectables in the world recent years. Next: This truck was shockingly advanced for its day. These popular trucks remained in production from 1947 to 1955, and their combination of good looks and bulletproof reliability kept plenty of them on the road for decades.
The basic body carried over through 1966 but was graced with restyled roof posts in 1964, giving the cab a more rakish appearance. After tracking classic truck sales, 11 Cinderella stories from truck history. Well, except for this example — it was sold in May 2017. Nestling in the engine bay is a 350ci 4-bolt engine, and this has been given a recent refresh, with a new oil pump, new timing chain, and a new carburetor. There are some nice components that are ready to be installed, including a custom tilt column, a rebuilt instrument cluster, new armrests, new door handles, and it also looks like there might be some new sound deadening and trim material present as well. Especially prized are the final year 1966s with the optional and beloved 327-cid small-block V-8 even if it is detuned two-barrel best suited for low-end torque rather than a powerhouse Corvette 4-barrel.
At the time of writing, there are still 9 days left on the auction. Externally, only the trim shuffle games prevalent in Detroit at the time differentiate 1964 through 1966s. There are still bargains to be had, though. The frame looks really good, the cab is solid and nearly ready to be painted, and there is a great supply of new panels and trim ready to be installed. Those later years saw styling that was more mainstream looking, and those are generally most sought-out by collectors. Given the level of disassembly of the C10, it is no surprise to see a bare interior.
The 1960 model year was the first in which Chevy pickups featured a full-width pickup box as standard equipment. But if you kept it in near-mint condition after all these years, you could see a 3,028% return on your investment. Coil springs brought up the rear in place of the leafs installed prior to 1960. Styling updates included a switch back to dual headlights in 1962. Next: This off-roading icon is worth a fortune off the trails. Launched in the late 1930s, the M-Series blended near-deco styling with a reliable inline-six engine.
But for just two model years, it offered an attractive car-based pickup that has had a cult following almost since it rolled out of the factory. Collectors are specifically fond of clean, early trucks. But in its final year, 1956, a number of one-year-only changes make it the prize of the bunch. . I hope that his dream died easy. However, it does give you an opportunity to see just how clean the floors are.
A long-time favorite with off-roaders, original, unmodified trucks are increasingly hard to come by. . . . . .