The Best Legendary Trucks of the Classic Muscle Cars Era

The latter half of the 20th century saw some very innovative machines roar onto the main stage. When you’re talking traits beyond the comfort of sedans and coupes, you’re talking trucks that redefined power and stature in a vehicle. Here’s the best-of list!

1940 Ford Pickup Street Rod

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This is most aesthetically pleasing sedan according to most connoisseurs. The rounded edges of this classic are considered artistic perfection. Both engine options i.e. 85 hp and 60 hp are strongly preferred by collectors for their high value and scarcity.

1970 Ford Ranchero GT

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By 1970 the slick stripes, bucket seats, and 375hp of the Ranchero GT made perfect combo!  Collectors go head over heels for its sleek design, and what’s more, its legendary versatility.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair Truck

The corvair is the iconic representative of the 1960s muscle truck trend. This truck boasted an air cooled engine and a large open bed perfect for long cruises. Although the design has been criticized, it has a strong fan-base for the looks alone.

1950 GMC FC101 Pickup

Designed to appeal, this truck quickly overtook its rivals for its aesthetics and is currently among one of the collector’s favorites.

1955 Ford F-100 Pickup

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Made to be rugged and tough, this became an instant classic. The design is legendary and set a standard that was followed for decades. It’s the most powerful machine in its class and adored by collectors.


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