As anyone who knows us will tell you, we love cars and trucks. Especially old and classic ones. In the spring, if the snow ever decides to stop, we’ll pull our beloved 1987 Corvette convertible out of the garage, get her detailed up and do a full on photo shoot of her. In the meantime, with snow and ice all around us, we have to settle on other people’s cars and trucks to fulfill the yearning. Today, we showcase this really great 1958 Dodge full ton pickup truck that sits for sale just outside of town.
I’m pretty sure she was red as some point, this isn’t all rust! Sure, we’ve got an area here and there that might need some touch-up paint, but this gem is just waiting for the right people to come by and recognize what a beautiful old truck lies underneath a layer of neglect.
This shot really emphasizes the front end of the truck. I’ll be the first to admit that this baby won’t pull any extraordinary numbers in the wind tunnel. Today’s cars and trucks seem to have lost a lot of character, in our opinion, and these old vehicles really had a ton of it, if you’ll pardon the pun here. The missing headlights and the open grill really give the truck a personified feeling. She might be a little grumpy looking right now, but with a little this and that, she could be a real looker.
All the fenders, doors and bumpers are all still intact. The rust can be removed and repaired by a skilled body-man, and in today’s world there are a plethora of engine and transmission options that can be acquired to bring this baby back to life… and back to life with a rumble in her boots, striking fear in those around her! New generation engine kits, like the CRATE kits you can get directly from GM, come with great warranties and a ton of horsepower and torque. A little fabrication and all of that would drop right into this truck.
There is definitely enough left in the interior to work with! I love these kind of shots, this one in particular looks to us like an area of the window was cleared up a bit for us all to peek inside. The lines and details on these old vehicles is simply something you won’t see again. We really hope that someone who appreciates classics like this comes along and brings her home for a day in the spa!
We really hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post. Stay tuned, we were out all weekend grabbing images to share. We got a new series of photos coming from a local landmark that we feel everyone will truly love. Please feel free to leave a comment, we love to hear from everyone!!