Classic Trucks

Classic trucks are American icons. See photos and read about classic truck lineups in the Classic Trucks Channel.


Most ordinary, mass-produced tractors aren't difficult to find. In fact, they can be seen on nearly every farm across the country. But antique tractors are a little more uncommon -- and a little more awesome, too.

The history of jeep began with World War II. Eventually, the jeep became as familiar to the rich and famous as it was to the ordinary Joe. Read about the history of Jeep, from its first design for World War II battle to this century's technology.

One of driving's ironies is that only 5 percent of sport-utility vehicles are taken off-road. To many owners these vehicles are no more than trendy lifestyle accessories. Read why participants of the Jeepers Jamboree consider driving the Jeep an art.

During the 1993 model year Jeep offered a Wrangler Sport, made to combat lower priced imports. It had a lower price than other Jeep Wranglers and limited options. Learn about changes to the Sport, Cherokee, and the rest of the '90s Jeep product line.

By late 1941, the jeep as we know it was coming together in leaps and bounds. However, Bantam was the only automaker that could meet the Army's proposal to have a running prototype ready in 49 days. Read about the many different early jeep designs.

The 1942-1944 jeeps proved successful for the U.S. Army in World War II battle. Yet jeeps had proven their worth in battle across the globe even before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Learn how jeeps were used in World War II.

If the jeep represented a case of "love at first sight," it was also the culmination of a long search for a go-anywhere sort of utility vehicle. Learn more about four-wheel-drive vehicles and how they contributed to the development of the jeep.

The 1946-1968 Dodge Power Wagon known as the truck that needs no roads, was a four-wheel-drive multipurpose vehicle. It was a military vehicle that was available to the public. Learn more about the Dodge Power Wagon.

The newly-redesigned 1955 GMC Suburban Pickup offered a winning combination of comfortable car-like styling and rugged workhorse power. Learn more about why this classic truck was and is so popular.

Our "Classic Trucks" article collection celebrates 50 stout little haulers that helped make America great. These profiles explain what makes each truck a classic and they include exclusive plus and minus points about their collectible status.

Each 1925 Brockway E-3000 pickup truck was handcrafted one at a time. The pickup's bed and cab were constructed almost entirely of ash and oak and required careful maintenance. Get more information on the 1925 Brockway E-3000 pickup.

The 1928 Chevrolet pickup truck boasted standard four-wheel brakes. Bullet headlight housings, a high cowl, and deeply crowned fenders were the main styling elements. See pictures and get more details about the classic 1928 Chevrolet pickup.

The 1941 Chevrolet Series AG Sedan Delivery and Coupe Pickup had car-sleek styling. The concept actually dated back to 1928 when the legendary Harley Earl first began designing Chevrolets. Learn about the 1941 Chevrolet Series AG trucks.

The 1948-1953 Chevrolet Series 3100 half-ton pickups were built for comfort. The cab, described as "Unisteel Battleship" construction, was larger in every direction. See pictures and learn about the Chevrolet Series 3100 half-ton pickups.

The 1954 Chevrolet Series 3100 half-ton pickup had a short-lived design. An important styling change was the use of a one-piece windshield, and the rear bumper was unique to the series. Read about the 1954 Chevrolet Series 3100 half-ton pickup.

The 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier brought passenger-car style to the pickup truck field. The most notable mechanical improvement was Chevy's new 265-cid V-8. See pictures and learn about the 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier.

The 1955-1956 Chevrolet Series 3100 pickups were eye-catching haulers. Base prices rose from $1,494 in 1955 to $1,619 and the V-8 (called Trademaster) produced 155 horsepower Get details on the 1955-1956 Chevrolet Series 3100 pickup.

The 1957 Chevrolet 3106/3116 Suburban Carryall presaged today's SUVs. It was all steel and a lot easier to maintain than the conventional woody wagons of the time. See pictures and learn about the 1957 Chevrolet 3106/3116 Suburban Carryall.

The 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup was the last of the fancy Cameo line. Though it had set truck styling history with its smooth car-like lines, it cost a premium over other trucks and had never sold well. Learn about the rare 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier.

The slick modern 1959 Chevrolet Fleetside Pickup was Chevy's new sport pickup. Designed mainly to rival the slick Ford Styleside line the Fleetside's chief design feature was its "jet pod" side sculpture. Read about the 1959 Chevrolet Fleetside Pickup.

The 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Truck answered VW's Beetle-based bus. Compared to the Volkswagen rivals these Corvair workhorses were larger faster far more fun to drive -- and warm in winter. Read about the 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Truck.

The 1949 Diamond T Model 201 pickup had rugged style and quality construction. It wasn't cheap, listing at $1,655 -- about a third more than Ford charged for the half-ton V-8 pickup. See pictures and learn about the 1949 Diamond T Model 201 pickup.

The 1935 Dodge KC half-ton pickup was a 1930s Dodge success story. Business was so good that production expanded into Los Angeles and Canadian plants. See pictures and learn more about the popular 1935 Dodge KC half-ton pickup.

The 1938 Dodge RC pickup featured solid construction and straightforward styling. The 1938s were the last to use the "Dodge Brothers" radiator badge, and buyers could specify chrome headlights and radiator shells. Learn about the 1938 Dodge RC pickup.

Prewar styling made the 1946 Dodge WC pickup look dated, but it performed well. Under the hood was a more powerful six 95 horsepower, up from 75. Torque was a useful 172 lbs/ft. See pictures and get more information on the 1946 Dodge WC pickup.