Trucks are hot because they’re so cool. Handy too, see how you can have a stylish vintage vehicle that’s also useful for hauling things around.
These five trucks up for auction on AutoHunter, the online classic car auction site powered by ClassicCars.com, represent a diversity of types and styles, from heavy-duty work vehicles to quieter trucks to just drive and enjoy.
1971 Chevrolet C20 pickup truck
This three-quarter-ton truck underwent a full restoration in 2020, according to the seller, and is powered by an aftermarket LS1 V8 engine with dual exhaust paired with a 4L60 automatic transmission.
The restoration included new red paint and a new interior with a black vinyl bench seat, matching carpeting and gray door panels. The pickup rolls on a new set of American Racing wheels with Landgolden tires.
The engine has around 20,000 miles, the seller says, and additional instrumentation has been added, with separate gauges for fuel, voltage, coolant temperature and oil pressure.
1952 Ford F6 wood bodied utility truck
This first-generation F-Series workhorse has great looks and increased power thanks to an updated V8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission. The truck appears to have been nicely redone with the cab painted in a nice shade of forest green with a red and gray interior.
Most notable is the wooden compartment that has been built behind the cabin. The box, which appears to have been professionally crafted, has a corrugated iron roof and lockable side doors that lift to reveal shelves, light fixtures and power outlets. There’s no indication of the box’s original purpose, although it appears to be well-made and usable for a number of things.
The seller notes that some additional parts come with the truck, including a Morgan truck body and the original 6-cylinder engine and bench seat.
1998GMC Sierra 3500
This custom double was built for the current owner by Radford Kustoms of Santa Maria, CA as a Pro Mod equipped with AccuAir e-Level four-corner air suspension with dual compressors and a set of 22 Alcoa wheels. 5 inch and Ironman tires.
“Power comes from a rebuilt replacement Vortec 454ci V8 engine equipped with an AEM intake and is routed through the truck’s stock 4-speed automatic transmission and all four rear wheels,” the auction description reads.
Modifications also include a notched frame with a narrowed 4-link rear end, custom grille and headlights, hard tonneau cover, rear tray that houses a concealed hitch receiver, Pioneer audio head unit with navigation and touch screen, and a controller for the air suspension.
1958 Studebaker Transtar pickup
This handsome half-ton truck, finished in its original Apache Red and Parchment White paint, has an 8-foot bed and rides on a long 122-inch wheelbase. Although the seller notes some rust and patina on the surface, the pickup looks quite presentable in the photos and should probably be left as is.
A stock 259-cid V8 with a single two-barrel carburetor is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission fed by a Twin Traction rear end. Bodywork is highlighted by chrome bumpers, a white three-bar grille, front fender turn signals, cabin-color visors, flared rear fenders and a Studebaker-branded tailgate between the outboard-mounted taillights. .
Volkswagen 1995 Type 2 Microbuses
While it might not fit everyone’s definition of a truck, it’s most definitely Volkswagen’s air-cooled entry into the working world. Type 2 VWs were made in a wide variety of configurations, including single and double cab pickups, panel trucks and, like this one, vans.
It’s a Brazilian-market Type 2 – air-cooled VWs were produced in Mexico and Brazil long after it left Germany – which was imported to the US last year. Powered by a 1.6 liter flat boxer engine and 4-speed manual transmission, the bus has been given a fresh tune and is ready to adventure.
The VW is rust-free, the seller says, and finished in two-tone blue and white, gray vinyl interior, replacement carpet and window curtains, newer Goodyear tires and an attached ladder to access the roof rack.