The Rarest And Most Beautiful Classic Trucks History Has Ever Seen

Published on 11/30/2020
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Who doesn’t love trucks? They are great vehicles that deserve more love! If you are not a fan, these photos might change your mind. These are the most gorgeous trucks that you will ever see. On top of that, they are also rare. Feast your eyes on these bad boys. You probably wish you can drive them!

Chevrolet Dubl-Duti

Chevy made the Dubl-Duti, although outside builders created the bodies on the delivery vehicles with a flat face cowl chassis. The one in this photo was probably used as a milk truck. The Turnin’ Rust hosts bought this vehicle from a car collector called Trent. This might be the only surviving truck of its kind in the world! However, a website says that around a hundred of them were made. The hosts of the YouTube channel are planning to restore it to its former glory. We can’t wait to see the result once they are done.

Chevrolet Dubl Duti

Chevrolet Dubl Duti

Ford Model A Mail Truck

The US Postal Service started using the Ford Model A Mail Truck in 1928. It remained in use through the ‘30s and ‘40s. The Model A passenger chassis and the Model AA one were both in use. At the time, 4,300 Model A units served as mail carriers. They came with various body options from funeral coach to ambulance to the cab! The Postal Service used a fleet of cab variants and had outside builders customize them. This is a restored 1931 Ford Model A that is at the National Postal Museum in Washington D.C.

Ford Model A Mail Truck

Ford Model A Mail Truck

Volvo L495 Titan

The L495 Titan is a great example of the classic commercial trucks built by Volvo in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. It was also the first truck from the Swedish manufacturer to come equipped with turbodiesel and air brakes. This was used a lot in Europe and served as a great long-distance option across the globe.

Volvo L495 Titan

Volvo L495 Titan

Bedford J1 Fire Truck

If you like classic trucks, get ready to fall in love with the 1965 Bedford J1. This one used to be owned by the New South Wales Fire Brigade. General Motors-Holden distributed it within Australia. The truck in question is now in the Museum of Fire Collection. It was photographed during the Sydney Antique & Classic Truck Show in 2011.

Bedford J1 Fire Truck

Bedford J1 Fire Truck

Studebaker M-16

Who said that utility vehicles can’t look good at the same time? Check out the 1946 Studebaker Model M-16 Truck 2. This was the only one in the Studebaker M series to have the Commander “Big Six” 226 ci engine with a 6-blade shrouded fan. The M series saw extensive use during the Second World War. The photo of this truck was taken at the Hays Antique Truck Museum in Woodland, California.

Studebaker M 16

Studebaker M 16

Russian Military Truck

At the Museum of Military Equipment in the Garden of Victory, you will find this war relic. This is a great example of war vehicles! Based on the windows, this must be a replica. Even so, it offers us a glimpse into the automotive past of such a fascinating country! Check out when you find yourself in Russia.

Russian Military Truck

Russian Military Truck

Ford F-250 Highboy

In the past, the trucks from the Ford F Series saw historic light and medium duty. In the United States, the series of trucks became the best-selling vehicles since 1977. Below, you can see a great model from the lineup. You are looking at a photo of the Ford-250 Highboy in this particular photo.

Ford F 250 Highboy

Ford F-250 Highboy

Old Truck, New Bed

In the United States, people associate GMC trucks with the trucking industry. In the past, the company made a lot of big, noisy, and tough vehicles. The ultra-clean GMC pickup in this photo was retrofitted to serve as a nomad truck. We admire the person who owns it since they clearly know how to care for it.

Old Truck, New Bed

Old Truck, New Bed

Jeep Wagoneer

This is a photo of the Jeep Wagoneer. It is due for a comeback in the next few years, and we are very excited about it. However, let us talk some more about its glory days. It was a station wagon that served as the marque vehicle of the company for three decades from 1963 all the way up to 1993.

Jeep Wagoneer

Jeep Wagoneer

Bedford QL

During the Second World War, Bedford QL trucks were specifically manufactured for the British Armed Forces. They were the first vehicles that the company designed for military use. In the late ‘60s, this truck was reused as a heavy-duty tow truck. What made this model so interesting was that the driver sat on top of the engine in the forward control cab! This design only became popular after the war.

Bedford QL

Bedford QL

Willys CJ-2A

Check out this classic open-bodied off-road vehicle. The Willys CJ-2A was in production from 1944 up to 1986. The company produced more than a million and a half units during its 42 years in production! The original model was meant to be used for farming, although it was eventually used by the military.

Willys CJ 2A

Willys CJ-2A

Volvo N88

While it does not look all that different from the preceding models, the Volvo N88 was a beast under the hood. Its engine was deemed revolutionary in the mid-‘60s. They were part of the ‘System 8’ truck series whose top priorities were weight constraint, extended service life, future developmental opportunity, and reliability. The N88 in this photo was taken at the Jack Hartogh Oldtimer Truck Museum in 2013.

Volvo N88

Volvo N88

1939 La Salle Wines and Champagne Delivery Truck

In the ‘50s, GMC and Chevy did not offer trucks that had a 4WD. The Northwest Auto Parts Company made conversation kits that would allow drivers to work on the transformation themselves! If we may say so ourselves, the beer delivery truck in this photo is the coolest thing we have seen in a while.

1939 La Salle Wines And Champagne Delivery Truck

1939 La Salle Wines And Champagne Delivery Truck

Fargo W300 Power Wagon

The Fargo W300 Power Wagon is a great car. We are glad that the one in the photo has since been restored! If you are curious about its name, these trucks were rebadged into Dodge trucks after some time. Chrysler Corporation purchased them in the late ‘20s. The truck came from Canada, where the Fargo name was in use until 1972.

Fargo W300 Power Wagon

Fargo W300 Power Wagon

Jeep FC-150

Willy’s Motors originally produced the Jeep FC 150. The company later changed its name to Kaiser-Jeep! From 1956 to 1965, the new name was used. The vehicle had a cab over cap design. When it first came out, it used the Jeep CJ-5 chassis but a new body design. We can see why it is now a collector’s gem.

Jeep FC 150

Jeep FC-150

1948 White WA122 COE Streamliner

Honestly, you guys… Come on, this bad boy is electric! Do we really need to say more than that? The 1948 White WA122 COE Streamliner deserves to be on this list, if only for that. You will find this brewery in London, Ontario. Let us just say that it truly knows how to make an entrance.

1948 White WA122 COE Streamliner

1948 White WA122 COE Streamliner

International Scout II

In the ‘70s, the International Scout II was one of the most popular 4WD vehicles around. They were manufactured from April 1971 until 1980. During that span of time, more than half a million units were produced. However, the truth was that the design was simply frozen and delayed for a couple of years.

International Scout II

International Scout II

Ford F-150, But Different

Check out this Ford F-150 from the early ‘90s. We all know that the model is a classic with both the engine and the body of a workhorse. However, what happens when you literally flip it? We just hope that other people on the road did not get into an accident for staring at the upside down 1995 F-150!

Ford F 150, But Different

Ford F 150, But Different

Ultra-Long Bed Pickup Truck

We do not have much information on the vehicle in this photo. If you have any idea what it is, please get in touch with us right away. After all, we would kill to know more about this rare car. It is not every single day that you witness a very long pickup truck.

Ultra Long Bed Pickup Truck

Ultra-Long Bed Pickup Truck

Jeep Honcho

You are lucking at the rare truck called the Jeep Honcho. It was a trim package offered on the J10 pickup during the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. They were exclusively available on the stepside and short bed trucks. Only 1,264 such units were made back then. It was a good thing that this owner took good care of this.

Jeep Honcho

Jeep Honcho

1956 Powell Sport Wagon

If you like mid-century trucks, you might already know Powell Manufacturing Company! Check out the 1956 Powell Sport Wagon, which was made with a 1941 Plymouth chassis, a fiberglass nose piece, an oak front bumper, and a storage box on the back! While they are hard to find, you might be able to get one for a decent price if you are lucky enough. This one was on Craigslist for less than $15,000 in 2014.

1956 Powell Sport Wagon

1956 Powell Sport Wagon

Dodge D100

A part of the Dodge D series, the Dodge D100 was considered a light truck. The company made this particular model in the hopes of upending the status quo in the pickup truck world. It was introduced to the world in 1964. It is not hard to mistake it for the Dude Sport Trim Package, which was very similar.

Dodge D100

Dodge D100

Ford Baja Bronco

From 1966 to 1996, the Ford Bronco had been in production. This particular package was released in 1971 and marked through dealerships. The Ford Baja Bronco was equipped with quick-ratio power steering, reinforced bumpers, a roll bar, fender flares, and automatic transmission. The automaker released a new version of this model in 2020!

Ford Baja Bronco

Ford Baja Bronco

1956 Mercury 600 Tow Truck

This truck might have both the emblems of Ford and Mercury, but it was probably a 1956 Mercury 600 Tow Truck. What makes it so special? For one thing, these trucks were only sold in Canada. As you can imagine, this makes it very rare! On top of that, we are just huge fans of the way that it looks.

1956 Mercury 600 Tow Truck

1956 Mercury 600 Tow Truck

International C120 Utility Fire Truck

We are glad that there are truck enthusiasts who never tire of taking care of old units! You are looking at an International C120 Utility Fire Truck. From what we know about it, this is either the 1961 or 1962 model. The fire truck was AWD and a Travelette cab. This was taken at a Southampton LIRR Station.

International C120 Utility Fire Truck

International C120 Utility Fire Truck

Dodge Power Wagon

The Power Wagon was in production for a long time. Dodge produced it from 1945 up to 1981! The 4WD truck returned to the lineup in 2005. You can still get one of these if you want. However, it was rebranded under a different name. During that reboot, it became known as the Dodge Room instead.

Dodge Power Wagon

Dodge Power Wagon

International KB Series

This was the successor of the K series of cars by the brand. The International KB series can be identified through the “wings” formed by the widened lower grille. The restored KB in the photo was rather unique since the restorers incorporated Toyota 4×4 components and bed liner paint to the IHC chassis.

International KB Series

International KB Series

Dodge Ram Rod Hall Signature Edition

There were only 33 Dodge Ram Rod Hall Signature Edition units made in 1990! It goes without saying that this was a very rare find. The package offered cool cosmetic enhancements such as the branded light fog lights and brush guard. Aside from that, however, they were standard-issue trucks.

Dodge Ram Rod Hall Signature Edition

Dodge Ram Rod Hall Signature Edition

Classic Ford Transport Vehicle

Are you looking at a semi-truck or a bus? The truth is that it is both at the same time. This unique vehicle had been in use at the Zurich airport to shuttle passengers from one terminal to another. You can find it at the Swiss Transportation Museum in Luzern! We bet that it was fun to be shuttled around in this.

Classic Ford Transport Vehicle

Classic Ford Transport Vehicle

Ken Thomas Ltd Volvo F7

Anyone in the classic truck circle can tell you just how popular the Ken Thomas Ltd Volvo F7 is. The photo was taken at the Gaydon Classic Truck Show in the United Kingdom. This was a limited edition, so only very lucky people got to drive these bad boys. Oh, what we would give for one of these!

Ken Thomas Ltd Volvo F7

Ken Thomas Ltd Volvo F7

Plymouth PY-50 Pickup

The truth is that the Plymouth PT-50 Pickup is less rare than some of the entries on the list. However, you still need a lot of luck to find an original one with no changes to its drivetrain. The PT-50 in this photo was found at a car show in Baltimore, Maryland. The red and black accents look so good on it!

Plymouth PY 50 Pickup

Plymouth PY-50 Pickup

Jeep CJ 8 Scrambler

In 1981, Jeep introduced the CJ-8, which is also known as the Scrambler. It was basically a variant of the Jeep CJ-7. The main difference between the two models would be the fact that the Scrambler had a long wheelbase! It stayed in production for five years between 1981 and 1986.

Jeep CJ 8 Scrambler

Jeep CJ 8 Scrambler

Bedford S

This series was introduced to the world in the ‘50s. After it was launched, it was called the Big Bedfords since they weighed seven tons! Back then, they served as emergency fire vehicles in Great Britain. Some of them are still in use in African countries. This was taken at the Battlesbridge Classic Car Show.

Bedford S

Bedford S

Jeep Wrangler Renegade

The Jeep Wrangler was introduced as a compact mid-sized off-road truck. It made its debut at the 1986 Chicago Auto Show. From 1990 to 1994, the automaker offered the “Renegade Décor Group” package. Those cars came with a small sticker on the driver’s door and were made in black, red, or white.

Jeep Wrangler Renegade

Jeep Wrangler Renegade

1939 Plymouth Pickup

Many classic truck fans simply adore the 1939 Plymouth Pickup. This is a timeless beauty! You will fall head over heels in love with it after seeing its wood frame bed and classic Plymouth grill. Kudos to the person that restored this beautiful car! This photo was taken at the Antique Autos in History Park.

1939 Plymouth Pickup

1939 Plymouth Pickup

Jeep FC150

Not only is the 1961 Jeep FC150 cool and rare, but it is also affordable. If you wondered what the letters in its name means, FC is short for Forward Control. Willys Motors, later known as Kaiser Jeep, produced these models. We appreciate the rugged good looks of this vehicle! It is truly a beauty.

Jeep FC150

Jeep FC150

Mack FR-700

In 1962, the Mack F series started production. This kept going until the early ‘80s. It was the third gen of cabover trucks by the brand. You are looking at an FR-700 series truck that was probably taken at the Riverina Truck Show. This is probably a 1980 model, although we are not a hundred sure about that.

Mack FR 700

Mack FR-700

GMC Syclone

Most people simply look at the GMC Syclone as the more high-powered iteration of the GMC Sonoma. The two of them were made as companion models! Production for this model began and ended in 1991. Only 2,998 were produced. Back then, it was known as the fastest stock pickup truck on the planet.

GMC Syclone

GMC Syclone

1942 FWD Co. Snow Plow

Have you ever been interested in owning an antique snow plow of your own? If that is the case, this might just be the one for you. The 1942 FWD Co. truck has three-tier line rotary blades and helped clear the roads of Minnesota county for almost five decades. In 2013, the government auctioned it off.

1942 FWD Co. Snow Plow

1942 FWD Co. Snow Plow

F-100

In 1953, Ford introduced the F-100. Compared to the earlier entries in the F series, this one had an updated chassis, a bigger size, and better engines. We are not surprised that it is gorgeous since that is true for most cars in this lineup. The blue paint makes it even more eye-catching than it already was.

F 100

F-100

Ford Econoline

When Ford introduced it in the fall of 1960, the Econoline was different from the others in the lineup. It has a unibody construction, a lightweight design, and a 6-cylinder engine. Its engine is found beneath and between the mini cab. This was a popular utility truck in various industries since it was cheap.

Ford Econoline

Ford Econoline

Ford Skyranger

Wow, will you look at the Ford SkyRanger Convertible? What makes it so special is the fact that it is not a factory offering. As you can imagine, this only made the pickup truck even rarer than many of the cars on our list! This unit has a V6 engine and a manual transmission.

Ford Skyranger

Ford Skyranger

Lamborghini LM002

From 1986 to 1993, the LM002 was produced by the Italian automaker. This off-road sports utility vehicle was very rare. As a matter of fact, Lamborghini only made 328 of them! They were made for military use, but plans fell through because the prototypes had not been well received. It is part of the Militaria series.

Lamborghini LM002

Lamborghini LM002

World War One Army Truck

We are sure that anyone would be proud to own a World War One army truck! If this is true for you, take a good look at this one. This has undergone a lot of restoration, and we are very impressed by it. The vintage 3-ton army truck has a lot of history to go with it.

World War One Army Truck

World War One Army Truck

GMC Sierra Classic Gentleman Jim

Aren’t you blown away by this GMC Sierra Classic? You can also call this luxury truck Gentleman Jim. The gold and black color scheme used for this car is simply gorgeous. As you can imagine, the interior looks just as good. The woodgrain interior gives it an even more extravagant feel, and we are all for it.

GMC Sierra Classic Gentleman Jim

GMC Sierra Classic Gentleman Jim

Commer Q4

You are looking at the Commer Q4, which is a member of the military vehicles made by Commer. The British manufacturer made these for the Second World War. A number of them stayed in use as military trucks into the ‘80s! The company also built and designed diesel engines for heavier duty vehicles.

Commer Q4

Commer Q4

International R190 Mover

It is safe to say that the International R190 Mover made the brand famous for its heavy-duty trucks. In the ‘50s, the R series was used for anything that involved heavy hauling jobs. The company did very well with this model. The blue R190 below was restored to its former glory! We feel blessed to see it.

International R190 Mover

International R190 Mover

Mercedes L319

This Mercedes L319 truck was once used as a lightweight commercial vehicle in the ‘50s and ‘60s. The company offered various body styles, which includes everything from minuses to vans. The latter styles are still used rather regularly. Still, it is pretty rare to come across the pickup style in this day and age.

Mercedes L319

Mercedes L319

Jeep Gladiator

In 1962, the Jeep Gladiator was introduced to the world. It had the same frontend architecture as the Jeep Wagoneer. It was in production for over 25 years, and the mechanical changes had all been minor within those years. The Gladiator in this photo has a camper shell, which is one of the four variants.

Jeep Gladiator

Jeep Gladiator

Austin 1800 Utility

The Austin 1800 Utility is so small that you would not think that it is a truck. It was designed and built in the land down under! You might not have ever heard of or seen it if you are not Australian. Known as a “Ute,” it was designed to be comfortable and useable at the same time.

Austin 1800 Utility

Austin 1800 Utility

Studebaker Champ

When this was in production from 1960 to 1964, Studebaker was seeing a decline in sales. It was looking for lightweight pickups to breathe life back into its lineup. The Champ helped it with that despite the fact that it was made with existing components. The minimal changes made the sales go down, and the company was eventually bought out. The Champ made history as the first vehicle to feature sliding back windows!

Studebaker Champ

Studebaker Champ

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