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This truck has only 37 miles since a complete restoration. It features a rebuilt flathead 6-cylinder engine and 4-speed manual freshly synchronized transmission with a new clutch. It also has upgraded front-disc brakes, oak bed stained black, rare dual horns, original air and oil filters, and a vintage oil bath. It has all-new brakes, bearings in rear end, new glass and seals. {analysis}This truck, Lot 599.2, sold for $28,050, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast auction at Uncasville, CT, on June 23–25, 2016. Piloting a new era for Dodge Dodge’s new post-war trucks were introduced in December 1947. Updates included…
5.9-liter, 144-hp V8 engine Automatic transmission Four-wheel drive Reported as driven sparingly Near-original condition Known and select ownership Air conditioning Power windows and front seats Roof rack Aluminum wheels Excellent condition throughout {analysis}This vehicle, Lot 154, sold for $26,400, including buyer’s premium, at Auctions America’s sale in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on April 1, 2016. A new class of vehicle When Jeep introduced the Wagoneer in 1963, nobody would’ve guessed that nearly 30 years and three corporate owners later, this Brooks Stevens-penned people hauler would become the definitive example of a domestic luxury SUV — or in essence create the modern…
This is a second-series truck with the new-for-1955 styling — and a very rare NAPCO 4x4 conversion. 1955 was the first year General Motors offered the new half-ton pickup with 4x4. NAPCO 2-speed 4x4 conversions were composed of 85% GM parts. The NAPCO slogan proudly stated: “Now you can have a standard Chevrolet four-wheel-drive pickup featuring the traction power of a tank, or at the flip of a finger, a smoother ride over the road.” This truck has been treated to a very high-quality frame-off rebuild. It is powered by the famous 235-ci 6-cylinder engine and 4-speed transmission. The extremely…
1972 Jeep Commando with 69k miles Strong running original 304 V8 Automatic transmission Four-wheel drive Dual exhaust No rust or accident history New tires Original upholstery still looks great No leaks or other issues Runs and drives as good as it looks Very rare/low-mileage Jeep Commando ready to drive anywhere {analysis}This truck, Lot 409, sold for $20,520, including buyer’s premium, at Silver Auctions’ “Arizona in January” event at Fort McDowell, AZ, on January 29, 2016. Something new from something old With the International Scout and the Ford Bronco entering the personal off-road market in the mid-1960s, Kaiser-Jeep figured that their…
302-ci V8 engine with dual exhaust Manual 3-speed transmission Two-owner vehicle Just over 15,000 actual miles F-103 model-code Sport Custom Solid with little to no wear throughout Chromed bed rails Spotlight and foglights Heater Radio Factory wheel covers and whitewalls {analysis}This truck, Lot 3032, sold for $17,200, including buyer’s premium, at Auctions America’s Fall Auburn event in Auburn, IN, on September 4, 2015. Pickups for every purse and purpose From the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, Ford and General Motors paralleled each other as far as pickup truck offerings were concerned. Both had new designs introduced in 1967, both introduced a…

1970 GMC 2500 Pickup

Written by November 2015
For sale at auction: 1970 GMC 2500 Sierra Grande long bed with factory air, factory bucket seats, big-block 396, power brakes and power steering. All original. {analysis}This GMC truck, Lot 300.2, sold for $4,070, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Hot August Nights auction in Reno, NV, on August 6–8, 2015. At first glance, this truck looks like pretty much any other old, used-up GM hauler you’d find listed on Craigslist for a couple grand. But there’s more to it than just that, and in a complex changing market currently dominated by shiny, high-dollar restorations, looks can be deceiving. There’s nothing…
With a striking color combination of brown exterior and tan interior, this 1980 Jeep also has orange Renegade graphics, orange to yellow tones of stripes and period-correct white steel wheels. The Jeep is reported as running with the “rare” 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that is also known as the “iron duke.” This is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and has the popular 4x4 drive system. The CJ5 has received a recent, sympathetic mechanical restoration that is complemented by what is described as totally original paint. This stunning vehicle is further reported to be sparingly used and has a soft…
It was born for performance and became the fastest production pickup in America. Hot Rod magazine wrote in October 1990: “With the Syclone, GMC has taken the most significant step of any manufacturer on transforming the pickup into a true sport truck…The Syclone may be the most significant performance vehicle built in the last 20 years.” Others chimed in: “It’s the performance enthusiast’s dream” and “There are no disappointments. It’s safe to say the Syclone is the most revolutionary truck produced since the 1957 Chevy Cameo.” GMC stated it themselves as “introducing today’s technological brainstorm, the new Syclone. This truck…
• Later-production, iconic first-series example • Recently restored with great color combination • New interior and sportier floor-shift conversion • 302 V8 engine and 3-speed manual transmission • Upgraded with lift and CD player {analysis}This truck, Lot 5, sold for $55,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island auction in Amelia Island, FL, on March 13, 2015. Offered at no reserve, it was estimated to sell between $35,000 and $45,000. More of a Ford Scout than a Ford Jeep When it comes to classic American 4x4s, most people think of the post-war CJ Jeep as the rig that…
This pickup was built by Gas Monkey Garage on Discovery’s hit show “Fast N’ Loud.” It has a fresh new paint job using the factory colors with a factory two-tone paint scheme. The low stance of the truck was achieved using air-ride products from Porterbuilt Fabrication and AccuAir Suspension. Under the hood is a GM Performance crate LS7 with a host of parts that produce an estimated 600 hp. Backing up the motor is a heavy-duty 4L85E auto transmission. Inside the truck is a fully custom interior done by Hix Designs and LeatherSeats.com. {analysis}This truck, Lot 1282, sold for $45,100,…
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