Today is a special day. The sun is shining and it’s finally above freezing outside so this writer is a particular good mood. And with a particular good mood comes a 1974 Chevy truck, and 1974 Chevy Blazer and hold on to your hats, a 1974 Chevy ice cream van. I actually stopped by the base of operations for one of those neighborhood ice cream delivery companies that play the music and get the kids all excited. They were hiring and my little brother is unemployed so I decided to check the place out. It was a dump. The only thing they really wanted to know about my brother was how bad his criminal record was. Not if he has one, but how bad it was! These are the people handing your children ice cream and since my brother has no criminal record, I imagine he didn’t qualify for the job.
Our first vehicle of the day is a lifted 1974 Chevy truck for sale on ebay. Well, it was for sale. It sold a few days ago for $3500 out in California. This picture is terrible so I apologize but it was the only one I could get. Anyway this 74 Chevy truck is a 4×4 with a rebuilt 350 engine that has 10,000 miles on it. The odometer reads 68,000 miles. The tires are nearly new which is good because they are huge and expensive. Around $500 a piece. The lift is 7 inches high so short people need a stool are need to practice truck entry with some jump squats. I recommend P90x for help with this.
Our lifted 1974 Chevy Blazer also sold for $3500 on ebay. It’s also a 4×4 with a V8 engine. Now, my favorite part about this vehicle and old Blazers in general is that the top can be removed. I honestly think Blazers with the top removed are my favorite vehicles. They just look like a good time. Try to frown while you ride around in one. It’s simply not possible. Of course jeeps are built to achieve basically the same look and I like them too but god they drive like a mailbox on wheels.
Last but not least we have the creepy old man’s dream. A 1974 Chevy ice cream van. You scream, I scream, we all scream for our very own ice cream van. And yes, it is equipped with its very own working music box. In fact, not only is the vehicle in good working order, the owner claims he has made $1000 a day in cash. Naturally that’s probably on his very best exaggerated day but it’s very possible to make a decent living with an ice cream truck if you are will to work hard. Ah, but that’s the kicker isn’t it. Working hard. That really seems to be what holds most people back. But let me ask you this. “Would you consider driving an ice cream truck around town and selling to smiling faces working hard?” I wouldn’t. In fact, I’m going to quit my day job and buy this damn thing right now!