Yes, this is another of the Hooniverse Truck Thursday, only this time I decided that we needed a truck showdown. I was doing some research on eBay and came across these three pickups trucks that predate 1970. This was from a time in which the Pickup Truck was utilitarian, with no A/C, no leather interiors, no power conveniences, no extended cabs, nothing but honest work trucks. In no particular order, I want to show you a 1962 Chevrolet C-10, a 1967 International 1100B, and a 1970 Ford F-100.
This 1967 Chevy C-10 Step Side Pickup has been restored to look original, but is really a resto-mod with a modern engine and transmission. Other important modern items include front disc brakes, cooling system, and much more. According to the listing:
1962 Chevrolet C10 Pickup. TOTALLY RESTORED (with ALL receipts). This truck has the look of an original but is updated to drive like a new truck. Over $25,000 of receipts for this truck. Has won several shows. This truck does have a few blemishes, but is overall a very nice truck. If you are looking for an ORIGINAL LOOKING CHEVY Truck that will turn heads, this one won’t disappoint. This truck was restored to DRIVE. IT DRIVES GREAT.
Current bid is at $4,000, and by the time you read this posting, the auction will be over. What do you think this truck should sell for, and ask yourself this: If you are going to buy a resto-mod, is A/C the first thing you would install? See the listing here.
Our next truck has also been restored, only this time with modifications like a new set of gauges in the dash, a color matched spray-in bed liner, and more. this is an unusual 1967 International 1100B Pickup Truck with a flush bed option. According to the listing:
The interior is blue-collar basic, but that’s OK because it’s part of the charm of owning an old truck. The red vinyl bench seat is still firm and comfortable for three across seating, and the metal dash is stylish. A recent set of Moon gauges have replaced the originals, but the look is still 1960s correct, not modern, and they probably work better than the factory equipment anyway. There’s a newer leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrasting red stitching, and surprisingly, it looks right at home in the truck’s cab. Thanks to big windows and a commanding seating position, visibility is excellent all around, making this big truck easy to drive and park anywhere.
Power comes from International’s own 266 cubic inch V8, which has a healthy rumble and decent torque to move the truck easily. Decked out in bright orange engine paint, it shows up vividly against the satin black engine bay and runs well. An open-element air cleaner and a new carburetor ensure plenty of fuel and air, while a new alternator makes plenty of juice. Power steering and a recent power brake upgrade with a new master cylinder make it safe on the highway, and there are signs everywhere of excellent care and maintenance: new belts and hoses, solid inner fenders, and a new battery. Underneath, it’s extremely clean for a 44-year-old truck. The frame is solid and appears to have been painted with a preservative primer at some point, and there’s no indication that it has ever been rusty or damaged. A recent dual exhaust system features glasspack mufflers that give the V8 under the hood a few extra horses and it sounds very aggressive. The brakes have been rebuilt, and it rolls on a set of brand new steel wheels, baby moon hubcaps and trim rings from Wheel Vintiques, and some flashy BFGoodrich Silvertown wide whitewall radials.
The Buy-it-now price is $15,900. Is this a good price for such a rare and unusual pickup? And again, if you are modifying the interior, shouldn’t A/C be included? See the listing here.
Our last truck is a 1970 Ford F-100 short bed that has receive a lot of work to make it look like it does in the pictures. And wonder of wonders, an under-dash A/C unit has been installed. According to the listing:
THIS TRUCK WAS PREVIOUSLY BOUGHT ON EBAY AND RESTORED WITH ORIGINAL PARTS AND ORIGINAL PAINT THAT IT CAME OUT WITH FROM FACTORY. IT HAS BRAN NEW PAINT, NEW SEATS, NEW CARPETING, NEW AFTERMARKET ORIGINAL STEREO, NEW STEERING WHEEL, ALL NEW NOBS, NEW MOLDINGS ALL AROUND, HAS HAD AN UNDER DASH AIRCONDITIONG INSTALED WITH 3 SPEEDS COOLS GREAT, POWER LOCKS AND POWER WINDOWS, WITH AN ALARM SYSTEM, ALL NEW WEATHER STRIPING BESIDES THE WINDSHIELD, NEW ARM RESTS, NEW SEAT BELTS TO MATCH THE INTERIOR, NEW VISORS, NEW DASH EXCEPT FOR THE SPEEDOMETER ORIGINAL STILL IN, NEW GRILL AND GRILL INSERTS, NEW REAR BUMPER, NEW GAS BREAK AND CLUTH PEDALS.STARDED 3 SPEED ON THE COLUMN RUNS GREAT LOOKS GREAT.CONVERTED INTO POWER STEERING!!!
Yes there is a great deal of spelling errors, but at least the truck looks great. The buy-it-now price is $16,000, but it could go for a lot less. See the listing here.
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