Category: Truckin Tuesday

Mystery Motor: 1988 Ford F150 XLT Lariat 18K Survivor – Sold?

Mystery Motor: 1988 Ford F150 XLT Lariat 18K Survivor – Sold?

Here at GuysWithRides, we believe there is a story under the hood of every classic car and truck. The vast majority of vintage trucks we come across could tell many stories about how they were driven hard and put away wet for most of their lives. However, extremely low mileage, like-new, survivor-quality light-duty pickup trucks are at the other end of the spectrum.

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Defective Design: 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside Pickup – SOLD!

Defective Design: 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside Pickup – SOLD!

For several decades now, automotive designers have been forced, mainly through government regulation, to balance innovative design with proper safety. That wasn’t always the case as through much of the 1960s could develop just about any design without regard for unintended consequences. One of the most innovative was the cab-forward pickup and van design. This layout maximized cargo capacity by placing the vehicle’s cab over the front wheels.

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Rust Restraint: 1972 International Scout II – Sold?

Rust Restraint: 1972 International Scout II – Sold?

I grew up riding in backseat of not one, but two, International Scouts through most of the 1970s. I learned to drive in the second one. That experience taught me two key things about Scouts. one is that they are tough as nails. Built with many of the same components Jeep CJs of the period, Scouts could tackle just about anything placed in front of them straight from the factory. The second however is that you can wtach them rust in front your eyes if they are exposed to road salt.

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