…what stories they must have to tell each other!
At least they’re friendly old coots. Look, the Ford is even waving at you. Or were you driving your yellow pickup?
Do you think they still rib each other over their respective brands?
F:”You’re Mostly Old Paint And Rust, buddy.”
D:”Speak for yourself. I’m not going to let you forget last summer when I had to tow you home because you were Found On the Road Dead.”
F:”Okay, you got me. Good thing I carry my own tow cable.”
Dead Or Decayed Gasoline Engine
Better than a Fouled-Over Rebuilt Dodge?
Undoubtedly. But they will stick together when the Chevy and GMC cousins come by. Those two think they are God’s gift to pickup trucks.
* no ill-will towards this Pentastar Product
I used to love these as a teenager
The Ford looks like it’s giving Paul the middle finger.
“You spending this summer up at the fishing camp?”
Nice find! In this case I have to go with the Dodge. With the ice storm and very low temperatures this week it’s been fun driving the Caravan with winter tires to go around people stuck on ice and spinning helplessly.
But it would be even more fun to growl past in a 4X4 Dodge pickup with white rims…
This week has been one of those rare times when I wish my Dodge was a 4×4, or at least had a limited slip diff in the back.
Man, what a fine pair of automobiles, I’d roll in either, but would have to pick the Ford if push came to shove, 4wd and a winch bumper FTW!
Now THOSE are trucks.
I think my old Dodge truck started out looking like that.
“Let me tell ‘ya about the time my owner said, ‘Hey Bubba, watch this!'”
The Ford is a cool old rig, but that Dodge….LOVE IT. Good find, Paul. that rig looks like its not missing much to be a runner. Reminds me a bit of the Cherry Bomb truck. Same quad headlite grille (my tie for fave on this bodystyle with the crosshairs from the ’69-’71) shorty stepside. This is BEGGING to become a mildly customized rat rod. That patina shouldn’t be touched, it needs Rocket spokes, sidepipes and a mild 360. If it were mine, Id be driving it to Cannon Beach right now, preferably with a heavily inked rockabilly pinup babe beside me on the bench!
Never been a big fan of the early 60s pickups. imho, the Chevy was the worst looking of the bunch.
Good thing this one is in Santa Ynez, CA, and I’m in Motown. They’re asking $14,500. Sweet running little 224, tho I’d really rather have the 259 and overdrive.
Now that is the way a pickup should look!
It is funny, every time I get on CL or Ebay and search for Studebakers, there are always a LOT of trucks relative to the number of cars. I love those old Stude pickups.
…there are always a LOT of trucks relative to the number of cars.
That’s surprising, considering the relative sales. The truck in the pic is a 55. Stude sold over 133,000 cars that year, but less than 20,000 trucks. Maybe the trucks just didn’t have the thin, rust prone sheetmetal, and weak frames that the cars had, so more survived.
A Viagra commercial in the Pixar Cars universe.
Love the dodge I think I really want a step side 4x 4 as my next pickup.
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