When you are looking for classic trucks for sale there are only three possibilities. Chevy, Ford, and Dodge. No need for Toyota and Nissan to apply. This is a purely American affair. In fact, Dodge is somewhat lucky to be included in the list. It’s not nearly as popular as classic Ford and Chevy trucks are but there are definitely some enthusiastic collectors out there. We’ve collected three important classic trucks that have had an impact on the American imagination and are highlighting them here today.
The first of our classic pickup trucks for sale is a 1955 Chevy, part of the famous Task Force line of Chevy trucks. Just saying the name 55 Chevy sparks visions of history and the good old days. The wood paneled bed is iconic and maybe the most recognizable feature on the beautiful vehicles. The owner of this one claims it was valued at $30,000 and seeking a trade for gold coins. Kind of a strange request is you ask me. He could also buy gold with cash so why complicate things with a trade. Offers like that always make me cautious of a scam.
Our next classic truck for sale is a 1962 Ford F100 selling on ebay for around four grand. The F series is of course the king of every truck series to ever exist. The best selling truck for 34 years, there is a reason why Ford has continued with the F series for so long.
1961 to 1963 are particular interesting years. During these years Ford built these trucks with the cab and bed as one complete piece. They became known as “unibody” trucks. This was a pretty risky and innovative design, especially with such a popular vehicle. There are probably many reasons why Ford chose to take the risk but one of the biggest reasons was building the truck as one piece was faster and cheaper than building a separate cab and bed. However, the experiment ended by 1964 when only the traditional separate cab and bed were available.
The last of our featured classic trucks is a 1981 Dodge Ram 1500. 1981 may not seem old enough to be a classic but this was the first year of the Ram series. The Ram series has gone on to win Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year award three times. The first time was in 1994 when Dodge release what at the time was considered a radical design. I distinctly remember seeing the commercials for this truck when it first came out and I can tell you it definitely caught my attention. It caught the public’s attention as well as it skyrocketed Dodge’s truck sales from 100,000 in 1993 to 240,000 in 1994 and nearly 400,000 by 1996.
So even though the 1981 may not be fondly remembered it was the first in a series that basically saved Dodge’s truck division.