Old is gold, and these stunning photos of beautifully restored rare trucks prove it!
Many people make the mistake of thinking that the older the vehicle, the worse the condition. This is simply not true. In fact, a true automobile enthusiast would know that older trucks are much sturdier than the ones mass produced today. It is undeniably evident that the materials used in the past were stronger and maintained a longer life than most trucks manufactured within the past two decades.
A number of these rare, vintage trucks are still in service today. While some of these may be refurbished, others are in OEM (original equipment manufacturer) condition with a negligible amount of work done on them. Regardless of what repairs and modifications the vehicle may have been subjected to, there’s one thing we can all agree on; when it comes to power and muscle, nothing can beat a classic truck!
15. 1966 Ford F-100
American classic car maker, Ford, has a variety of stunning trucks, and the F-100 is one of them. This beauty comes in Viper Red with a traditional two-tone mark in the form of a black hood. It flaunts a powerful V8 with a '3-on-the-tree’ manual transmission system.
14. 1949 Dodge Power Wagon
This restored military-type, flat fender Power Wagon by Dodge is a four wheel drive, medium-sized truck that features a 230 cubic inch flathead inline six-engine with a 3-speed manual transmission for total control when driving. It also sports the legendary “power take off” (PTO) function for an added boost.
13. 1931 Chevy Pickup
This powerful truck has a six-cylinder engine spanning 194 cubic inches that is capable of producing 50 horsepower. It also features a 3-speed manual transmission and a 10-inch wheelbase. The 1931 Chevy Pickup contains large hood vents placed on either side to enable air to pass through, allowing for the engine to cool.
12. 1966 Jeep Wagoneer
The Jeep Wagoneer laid the foundation of the SUVs we see today with its powerful V8 engine and remarkably sturdy exterior, not to mention wide seating capacity. This truck flaunts the classic faux wood side panels that have now become a trademark feature; it’s not a Wagoneer unless the panels are present!
11. 1964 Ford F-100
Originally used as a service truck for wildlife service in the United States, this 1964 Ford F-100 is a force to be reckoned with thanks to its original 352 CID FE V8 engine that offered up to 208 horsepower! This particular model flaunts one of Ford’s most famous colors: Forest Green.
10. 1939 Chevy Pickup
This 1939 version of Chevrolet’s classic pickup truck flaunts a captivating black and silver exterior. Internally, it contains a powerful V12 engine – an upgrade from it’s original I6 – alongside a 3-speed manual transmission. This car, despite being refurbished, has maintained it’s classic oak bed slats for a truly classic vintage Chevy feel.
9. 1961 Ford Econoline Pickup
This truck was based off the design of the “Cargo Van,” which were a series of trucks used for mass transportation of goods. This vehicle flaunts an early-style 144 cubic inch Falcon Six I6 engine. It is a three-door pickup truck that has a door on either side and one that opens at the back.
8. 1977 ZIL 130
If you’re looking for a beautiful Russian truck, the ZIL 130 is perfect; it features a healthy combination of stylish looks, a sturdy interior, and a powerful engine. The one picture above looks brilliant in a classic green hood with new tires that allow for a solid grip on even the roughest terrains.
7. 1950 Chevrolet Truck
This truck features five windows and two doors. It has a 116-inch wheel base and a 3-speed manual transmission. Its engine is the faithful I6 and spans 2016 cubic inches. Moreover, this truck contains legendary telescopic shock absorbers unlike older models, which had the troublesome and difficult lever-action design.
6. 1937 Plymouth PT-50 Pickup Truck
This green Plymouth is a class apart. It features a two-wheel drive and chrome rims. This particular version was restored with new rims and tires to combat the harsh condition of today’s roads. In true Plymouth fashion, this truck was designed with style in mind, which is why it features front lights that match its side mirrors.
5. 1940 ½ Ton Ford Pickup
Not many cars can come out looking this good after eight decades of use, but the 1940 ½ Ton Ford Pickup definitely does! This truck stuns in classic Titanium Green metallic refurbished exterior and custom paint job. It contains two flathead V8 engines, each providing 60 horsepower over 136 cubic inches.
4. 1951 Ford F-1
In 1951, Ford chose to redesign its trucks and gave them a single bar type grille with polar headlights. The grille was plated in a stunning silver to enhance the beauty of the truck’s chrome headlights bezels. On top of its eye-catching grille, this model flaunts a ravishing blue color.
3. 1956 Chevy 3100 NapCo 4x4
Nothing else Chevrolet has ever released in the part compares to this 4x4 monster truck; the 1956 3100 Chevy features a four-wheel drive and breathtaking exterior that flaunts an orange paint job and chrome plating on all its exposed metal devices, not to mention new tires that are compatible with any terrain.
2. 1977 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 416
This truck is proof that proper automobile maintenance always pays off. The 1977 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 416, pictured above, is coated in what looks to be a grayish brown color. Its wheels were sanded to perfection, removing any grime or rust from the material, resulting in a beautiful final product that any truck-lover would appreciate.
1. 1937 Chevy Pickup
This truck is coated in a fascinating shade of red. As we can see, this vehicle remains true to its Chevy roots by flaunting the company’s signature round-rimmed front lights and bar-less design. It sports a Chevrolet Straight-six engine with a 216 cubic inch displacement-typical of most retro truck engines.