Classic Trucks

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The 1938-1939 Ford panel and pickup trucks were the new face of Ford trucks. The revamp included a more spacious cab larger cargo box and longer car-like fenders. See pictures and learn about the 1938-1939 Ford panel and pickup.

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The 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery had the classic 1940 Ford styling. Many connoisseurs of design declare it the best-looking sedan delivery ever -- and it's hard to argue with them. Learn more about the highly collectible 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery.

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Ford's 1942-1947 pickups moved away from the previous car-like styling, but they offered good performance in a rugged lightweight truck. Learn about the features and collectability of these classic truck models.

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The 1951 Ford pickup featured a "Million Dollar Cab" and a standout new front grille with three huge "teeth." Learn about other new features, get specs and find out about collecting these classic trucks.

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The 1955 Ford F-100 is an ever-popular classic truck with legions of fans. Get the scoop on this highly collectible model including history, specs and advice on collecting.

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The 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck had it all -- power, safety and style. If horsepower didn't make the Ford F-100 such a popular model, what did? Style. Learn how comfort and styling created an instant classic.

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The 1957-1958 Ford Ranchero and Courier pickups were pioneering designs. Ford took a significant lead in a new segment of the auto market in 1957 when it introduced the sedan-pickup. Find out why the Ranchero and the Courier are such collectible vehicles.

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Ford introduced the sedan-pickup style in 1957, but only two years later the company had to spice up the Ranchero to compete with Chevy's new El Camino. Find out how Ford updated the Ranchero.

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In 1960 Ford shrunk its popular Ranchero. But the new Falcon Ranchero was still a hit as its incredible payload capacity went head-to-head with the El Camino's powerful V-8.

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The 1970 Ford Ranchero was a continuation of a decade of popular Ranchero models. But this particular year offered new choices from luxury interiors to muscle car power.

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Where does an American truck meet early 20th century Art Deco style? In the 1937 GMC Pickup. See how this classic truck combined elegance with functionality.

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By 1950 GMC trucks were looking more and more like Chevrolets, often to the dismay of fans. But GMC maintained one special characteristic -- a striking chrome front grille.

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International's K-series pickups were widely recognized for ruggedness and durability. Though they didn't usually sport the most modern styling, the company liked to point out that its trucks were survivors. Find out just how tough these pickups were.

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There's a reason that "Mack truck" brings to mind a cross-country semi and not a standard pickup -- the company's trucks fell flat in 1937 and Mack was forced to end production of them the following year.

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Nash pickup trucks are incredibly rare collectibles. With only 5,000 manufactured and most used as tow trucks, they weren't part of the regular pickup truck class. Learn more about this rare breed.

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The fun-to-drive 1937 Plymouth PT-50 half-ton pickup was the most popular 1937 Plymouth truck. That's right: a Plymouth truck. How did a company that only "dabbled" with trucks create such a winning model?

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The 1941 Plymouth PT-125 pickup represents the last of its breed -- Plymouth would never again produce a genuine truck. Learn why this model fizzled and ultimately ended Plymouth's foray into the pickup market.

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Before World War II, REO was one of the best-known names in the commercial vehicle industry. This was due in large part to the 1915 introduction of the one-ton Speedwagon -- a name both memorable and apt.

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Putting quality ahead of quantity, Stewart was never a large-scale producer. The 1936 one-ton panel truck had power enough for highway speeds of the day, but it still couldn't counter lagging sales.

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The beautiful 1937 Studebaker Coupe-Express combined a coupe cabin and an open cargo bed predicting the car-pickup category by decades. Learn more about this exquisitely crafted machine.

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Despite improving on previous models' performance and style ,the 1939 Studebaker L5 Coupe-Express met with disappointing sales, closing out Studebaker's ahead-of-its-time three-year experiment with the car-pickup concept.

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Unlike Studebaker's 1937-1939 Coupe-Express models, which were car-pickup hybrids, the 1947 Studebaker M-5 Coupe Express descended from a line of true trucks. Despite its collectability, this model has its drawbacks.

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The 1951 Studebaker 2R5 pickup was part of the Studebaker 2R series the company's first postwar truck design. Billed as "The '49er" the Studebaker 2R family arrived in early 1948 to replace the prewar M-series.

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Seeking to combat dwindling truck sales Studebaker introduced the Champ in 1961. It featured a front grille courtesy of the Lark car model plus comfortable interior styling.

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The 1946 GMC CC-152 Pickup was a continuation of a prewar design that first appeared with the 1941 model. The basic cab and sheetmetal, including new front fenders with headlight pods, were shared with Chevrolet. Check out the 1946 GMC CC-152 Pickup.

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