Results for: PICKUP TRUCK

RealRides of WNY - Dodge Dakota Sport

A rather cruelly sub-titled article on hagerty.comcalled the 1989-91 Dodge Dakota Sport“the drop-top no one wanted.”Ouch. “No one”is a bit misleading, as Dodge didmanage to sell 3,759 of these during its three-year model run. What probably seemed like a good idea in the boardroom had a few flaws when those ideas were translated to a three-dimensional object. The first one b

RealRides of WNY - 1949 International

Not every post-war pickup buyer in the U.S. drove off the lot in a Ford, Chevy/GMC, or Dodge. This 1949 International KB-2is just one example from the Ohio manufacturer of trucks who was also well-known for their farm implements. The KB-2 is a 3/4 ton model; there were also KB-1 (1/2-ton), and KB-3 (one ton) models in the light pickup line. The KB series included heavier-duty models up to the nume

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Chevy 3100

This 1953 Chevy 3100was officially a Model 3104, a.k.a. half-ton pickup; the 3100 panel delivery was a Model 3105 (below).The brochure told us that the pickup had “…27 square feet of smooth, usable floor space unobstructed by wheel houses.”Chevy felt that things like: “Ventipanes • Right-hand push-button door lock • dual windshield wipers • and45-amp. genera

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Ranchero

If I had a 1978 Ford Rancherolike this one, I’d want an interior like the one in the bottom photo. The auto industry hadn’t yet entered its malaise interior period, where everything turned black, tan, or gray. The exterior choices were also quite colorful. This one’s a rather tame Russett Metallic, but check the photo on the right forthe other colors; and notice in the fine print

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Lincoln Mark LT

Yes, the abovephoto is a lot of highway (and highway signs) and not much Lincoln Mark LT(c2007), but we had to take it anyway just for future reference that yes, people actually did buy and do drive these things. My guess is that this glorified (and not by much except for the MSRP) Ford F-150 came to be because FoMoCo needed something silly to counter GM’s Hummer H2. The LT (Luxury Truck?) w

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Rampside

I don’t imagine that when most people hear the word “Corvair” they think “pick-up truck.” But here it is, the 1963 Corvair 95 Rampside. Based on the Greenbrier van, the Rampside has a rear-mounted engine, in this case under the pick-up bed. A nifty built-in ramp door (below) on the passenger side eases loading into the cargo hold. As Chevy points out, “…w

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Cheyenne

Always nice to find a survivor pickup from the 1970s, when most trucks were bought as work trucks and then were worked to death. This 1971 Chevrolet Cheyenne 10was seen a few years ago in Buffalo’s Old First Ward, wearing a custom grille and a non-stock paint job. Its current condition doesn’t mean it’s never seen a day of hard work, but even if it hasn't it’s in pretty rem

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1990 Toyota

Back when this 1990 Toyotawas new, the pickup market was much less complicated. In the Toyota showroom, there were longer and shorter wheelbases, as well as extended cab and 4-wheel-drive versions. As an added bonus, it was very likely that each one of them would fit in the average garage, and you wouldn’t need a stepladder to load/unload things out back(nor were you likely to have to take o

RealRides of WNY - 1964 F-100

This purple Ford F-100 Stylesideis either a ’63 with a ’64 cargo bed, or a ’64 with a ’63 grille. And the ’63 grille is missing the blackout parts which would make it look like the one in the photo below. The ’63 Styleside came in two versions: one (see bottom photos) with a separate bed which hearkened back to the ’57-’60 models and didn’t mat

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1965 Chevy C-20

This1965 Chevrolet C-20¾-ton truck most likely started life as a pickup, and the stake bed on the back looks here like it mighthave a tilt feature to ease unloading. Stake truck chassis were available from the factory back in the day, but only in the medium- and heavy-duty truck series models like the C-50, which had a rear-axle carrying capacity of 11,000 pounds. Alert RealRides Pennsylvan