Here Are The Greatest Trucks Ever Built In The History Of Automobiles

Published on 02/06/2021
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We know that this doesn’t apply to everyone, but we are completely smitten with trucks vehicles. In our opinion, these great vehicles deserve more appreciation. You don’t believe us? We bet these photos will change your mind! Here is the compilation of the greatest ever built, guaranteed to change your mind about trucks!

Chevrolet Dubl-Duti

Chevy created the Dubl-Duti, but outside builders made the bodies on the delivery vehicles with its flat face cowl chassis. You are looking at a unit that must have served as a milk truck. The hosts of Turnin’ Rust purchased it from a car collector named Trent. It is possible that this is the only surviving one out there. A website claims that about a hundred of these babies were made. According to the YouTube channel hosts, they plan to bring it back to its former glory. Are you as excited about the result as we are?

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 continued in use in the ’30s and ’40s. Both Model AA and Model A passenger chassis versions were used by the Firm. In those days, 4,300 Model A’s were used as postal carriers. They had a number of body choices, ranging from a taxi to an ambulance to a funeral bus. The Postal Service has used and personalized a fleet of cab variants. Check out this restored 1931 Ford Model A. It’s now in the National Postal Museum.

Ford Model A Mail Truck

Ford Model A Mail Truck

Volvo L495 Titan

A lot of retro commercial trucks were designed by Volvo in the late ’50s and early ’60s. The L495 Titan is a clear example of this. You’re looking at the first vehicle of the Swedish maker to have air brakes and turbo diesel. It has seen a lot of use in Europe and has offered a successful long-distance alternative all over the world.

Volvo L495 Titan

Volvo L495 Titan

Bedford J1 Fire Truck

Are you a classic truck fan? If that’s the case, we want you to follow the 1965 Bedford J1. The one below was originally owned by the New South Wales Fire Brigade. It was sold in Australia by General Motors-Holden. You’re going to find it in the Fire Archive Museum. This photograph was taken at the 2011 Sydney Antique & Vintage Truck Show.

Bedford J1 Fire Truck

Bedford J1 Fire Truck

Studebaker M-16

You’re not going to trust the people who say the utility vehicles are ugly. The Studebaker M-16 is here to prove that they are all mistaken. It was the only variant of the Studebaker M series with the Commander “Big Six” 226 ci engine and a 6-blade shrouded fan. This lineup was used a lot during the Second World War. The picture below was taken at the Hays Vintage Truck Museum in Forest, California.

Studebaker M 16

Studebaker M 16

Russian Military Truck

If you want to see the relic of war in this picture, you’re going to have to go to the Military Equipment Museum. The Russian Military Truck is a perfect weapon for war. This one is a replica. Even if that was the case, it offers us a fair snapshot into the interesting history of this world. It’s worth looking for if you’re in Russia.

Russian Military Truck

Russian Military Truck

Ford F-250 Highboy

The trucks that made up the Ford F series were usually light and medium-duty vehicles. From 1977 onwards, they were the best-selling models in the US. The photo below gives us a perfect example of what makes these trucks so famous. After all, the Ford-250 Highboy is a stunner on our pages.

Ford F 250 Highboy

Ford F-250 Highboy

Old Truck, New Bed

A lot of people think of the trucking industry as they think about GMC trucks. It is accurate that the company has produced several huge and loud vehicles in the past. The GMC pick-up truck below has been retrofitted so that it can be used as a nomadic truck. We would like to congratulate the owner. They obviously know how to take care of it.

Old Truck, New Bed

Old Truck, New Bed

Jeep Wagoneer

You’re staring at the Jeep Wagoneer. This model is set to come back soon, and you should be thrilled about that. In the meantime, let’s find out the days of his fame. It is classified as a station wagon used as a manufacturer’s brand car for decades. To be exact, it held that position from 1963 to 1993.

Jeep Wagoneer

Jeep Wagoneer

Bedford QL

These trucks were designed for the British Armed Forces during the Second World War. The Bedford QL was the first vehicle produced for military use by the firm. In the late ’60s, he found a new start as a heavy-duty tow truck. It was a fantastic model, but the most fascinating thing about it was that the driver had to sit in the front control cab above the engine. This was groundbreaking since it became popular only after the war.

Bedford QL

Bedford QL

Willys CJ-2A

Are you going to look at this open-sealed off-road vehicle? From 1944 to 1986, the Willys CJ-2A as part of the company’s manufacturing line. About a million and a half copies were manufactured by the automaker during that time period. It was initially supposed to be used in farms but was later adopted by the army.

Willys CJ 2A

Willys CJ-2A

Volvo N88

It might not look so different from the models that came before it, but it was a powerhouse. The Volvo N88 had a pioneering engine of its day. In the ’60s, it was launched in the System 8 series of trucks. They concentrated on the weight restriction, future growth prospects, durability, and extended service life. The photo below was taken at the Jack Hartogh Oldtimer Truck Museum.

Volvo N88

Volvo N88

1939 La Salle Wines and Champagne Delivery Truck

Chevy and GMC did not produce 4WD trucks in the ’50s. This is why the Northwest Auto Parts Company sold conversion kits that required drivers to do so on their own. There are a lot of cool pictures in this slideshow, but that’s something different. I mean, how cool is this beer delivery truck?

1939 La Salle Wines And Champagne Delivery Truck

1939 La Salle Wines And Champagne Delivery Truck

Fargo W300 Power Wagon

Without a doubt, the Fargo W300 Power Wagon is a terrific ride. It’s a good thing that someone has made an attempt to restore the one in this frame. For a certain amount of time, the trucks were repackaged to Dodge. In the late ’20s, they were purchased by Chrysler Corporation. The truck came from Canada. There, the name of Fargo was in use all the way up to 1972.

Fargo W300 Power Wagon

Fargo W300 Power Wagon

Jeep FC-150

Initially, Willy’s Engines made the Jeep FC 150. Eventually, though, the company changed its name to Kaiser-Jeep. This name was stuck on from 1956 to 1965. The vehicle had a cab over the cap configuration. At first, the Jeep CJ-5 chassis had a different body style. It’s not hard to see why collectors enjoy it a lot.

Jeep FC 150

Jeep FC-150

1948 White WA122 COE Streamliner

Should we really need to mention more than that this nice truck is electric? This alone is ample justification to list the 1948 White WA122 COE Streamliner. Right now, this bad boy is in a brewery in London, Ontario. If something, it sure knows how to make a memorable entry.

1948 White WA122 COE Streamliner

1948 White WA122 COE Streamliner

International Scout II

The Foreign Scout II was one of the most successful 4WD vehicles of the 1970s. They were manufactured from April 1971 to 1980. In less than a decade, the company has produced more than half a million units. The reality was that his idea had been frozen earlier, so it had been postponed for a few years.

International Scout II

International Scout II

Ford F-150, But Different

This is a view of the Ford F-150 from the ’90s. This style is as classic as it can be! Not only did the body of a workhorse have to go with it, but also the engine. What’s going to do if you flip it? We’d rather not know that. Let’s just assume that after looking at it for a second, nobody got into an accident for too long.

Ford F 150, But Different

Ford F 150, But Different

Ultra-Long Bed Pickup Truck

Sorry, but frankly, we don’t have a lot of details about this car. If you know something about it, we’d love to hear from you. This really long bed pickup truck is certainly one of the strongest hits on the slideshow. After all, this is the first time we’ve seen such a long truck!

Ultra Long Bed Pickup Truck

Ultra-Long Bed Pickup Truck

Jeep Honcho

The Jeep Honcho is the vehicle below. In reality, this was a kit set that was sold on the J10 pickup truck in the late ’70s and early ’80s. They were made available primarily on the sidewalks and on short bed vans. The enterprise has produced just 1,264 units! It’s so neat to see that this one is in such a fine condition.

Jeep Honcho

Jeep Honcho

1956 Powell Sport Wagon

Are you a mid-century truck fan? If this is the case, we bet you are still acquainted with the Powell Manufacturing Business. This is the 1956 Sport Wagon with a 1941 Plymouth frame, an oak front bumper, a storage box on the rear, and a fiberglass nose piece. It might be uncommon, but if you have luck on your hand, you might find one at a reasonable price. This was sold on Craigslist for less than $15,000 in 2014.

1956 Powell Sport Wagon

1956 Powell Sport Wagon

Dodge D100

The Dodge D100 is part of the Dodge D line-up. It’s a light truck in general. The automaker has made the model an attempt to bring an end to the status quo of pickup trucks. It was launched in 1964. We won’t be shocked if you confuse it with the Dude Sport Trim Kit. They’re looking close.

Dodge D100

Dodge D100

Ford Baja Bronco

The Ford Bronco was made from 1966 to 1996. The kit in question was released in 1971. It was then sold to dealerships. Quick-ratio power steering, fender flares, roller bars, automatic transmission and strengthened bumpers were some of the features of the Ford Baja Bronco. If you like this style, you may be interested in a new edition only launched in 2020.

Ford Baja Bronco

Ford Baja Bronco

1956 Mercury 600 Tow Truck

The truck may have both Ford and Mercury emblems, but it was simply the 1956 Mercury 600 Tow Truck. What makes it such a special thing? For one thing, these trucks were sold only in Canada. This makes it really unusual, as you might guess! On top of that, we’re all big fans of how it feels.

1956 Mercury 600 Tow Truck

1956 Mercury 600 Tow Truck

International C120 Utility Fire Truck

We’re so glad that there are truck enthusiasts who don’t get bored of rebuilding outdated units. This is a shot of the International C120 Fire Truck. It’s either the 1961 or 1962 iteration, depending on the look of things. It was AWD, and it had a Travelette bus. The photo was taken from the Southampton LIRR Station.

International C120 Utility Fire Truck

International C120 Utility Fire Truck

Dodge Power Wagon

The automaker has kept the Power Wagon in production for quite some time. In reality, Dodge did it from 1945 to 1981! The 4WD truck made a comeback in 2005. This means that if you like, you can always purchase a copy of it. It was, though, rebranded. It’s now known as the Dodge Space with the reboot.

Dodge Power Wagon

Dodge Power Wagon

International KB Series

You’re looking at the heir of the K lineup vehicles. You will recognize the International KB sequence with the “wings” courtesy of the expanded lower grid. The repaired KB in this picture was very special because it came with Toyota 4×4 components as well as IHC bed liner colour.

International KB Series

International KB Series

Dodge Ram Rod Hall Signature Edition

In 1990, Dodge manufactured just 33 copies of the Ram Rod Hall Signature Model. It’s a very unusual car. The kit featured nice aesthetic upgrades such as the labeled brush guard and light fog lamps. That was a lot of it, though. Apart from that, it was yet another regular issue vehicle.

Dodge Ram Rod Hall Signature Edition

Dodge Ram Rod Hall Signature Edition

Classic Ford Transport Vehicle

Is this a bus or a semi-trailer? It’s hard to say, to be honest. In truth, both things are at the same time. The special vehicle was used at Zurich airport to carry passengers from the terminal to the terminal. This is on display at the Swiss Travel Museum in Luzern. It’s got to be a blast to jump on one of these.

Classic Ford Transport Vehicle

Classic Ford Transport Vehicle

Ken Thomas Ltd Volvo F7

Do you like vintage trucks, huh? If so, we’re sure you’re still acquainted with the Volvo F7 Ken Thomas Ltd. It’s super famous, after all. The shot was taken at the Gaydon Vintage Truck Show in the United Kingdom. It was a limited edition model, so not a lot of people had to drive it.

Ken Thomas Ltd Volvo F7

Ken Thomas Ltd Volvo F7

Plymouth PY-50 Pickup

Plymouth PY-50 Pickup is not as rare as the other vehicle on this page. Even then, you’re going to find it hard to find a clone that maintained the original drivetrain. The one in this frame was part of an auto show in Baltimore, Maryland. We love the way black and red accents look at it. Isn’t that a beauty, huh?

Plymouth PY 50 Pickup

Plymouth PY-50 Pickup

Jeep CJ 8 Scrambler

The corporation launched the CJ-8 in 1981. Any people know that better than Scrambler. It’s yet another version of the Jeep CJ-7. The biggest distinction between both models, though, is that the CJ-8 had a longer wheelbase. The Scrambler was manufactured from 1981 to 1986.

Jeep CJ 8 Scrambler

Jeep CJ 8 Scrambler

Bedford S

The Bedford S sequence was released in the ’50s. It became known as the Big Bedfords after its launch. They were seven tons in weight, so it made complete sense. They were once used as rescue fire vehicles in the UK, but this is no longer the case. In Africa, they are still in operation in several countries.

Bedford S

Bedford S

Jeep Wrangler Renegade

A lot of people know the Jeep Wrangler as a lightweight mid-size off-road vehicle. It was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in 1986. The automaker had the Renegade Décor Party for sale from 1990 to 1994. These vehicles had a little sticker on the driver’s door. They were in red, black, and white.

Jeep Wrangler Renegade

Jeep Wrangler Renegade

1939 Plymouth Pickup

Fans of vintage trucks love the Plymouth Pickup in 1939. It’s a completely timeless elegance, so we can see why. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it, too, until you see its wooden frame bed and its classic Plymouth grill. Props to the guy who took this back to his former glory! This one was in the Vintage Cars in History Park.

1939 Plymouth Pickup

1939 Plymouth Pickup

Jeep FC150

It’s great to hear that the 1961 Jeep FC150 is cool, rare, and inexpensive at once! Did you want to hear what the name means? Seemingly, FC stands for Forward Control. Later, renamed Kaiser Jeep, Willys Motors created the bad boys. If you ask us, we really like how ruggedly handsome this model is.

Jeep FC150

Jeep FC150

Mack FR-700

The Mack F series started production in 1962. It didn’t end until the early ’80s. The platform was part of the third generation of automaker cabover trucks. This is a shot of the FR-700 truck that was presumably on view at the Riverina Truck Fair. There’s a possibility it was back in 1980, but we may be mistaken.

Mack FR 700

Mack FR-700

GMC Syclone

Many people think that the GMC Syclone is nothing more than a high-powered version of the GMC Sonoma. They were actually made as companion models, so this makes sense. Its production started and ended in 1991. GMC only made 2,998 of these cars. It used to be the fastest stock pickup truck!

GMC Syclone

GMC Syclone

1942 FWD Co. Snow Plow

Will you want an old snow plow that you can call your own? If that is the case, the 1942 FWD Co. Snow Plow should have done the trick. It comes with three-tier rotary blades. It has helped keep the streets of Minnesota clear for almost five decades. However, in 2013, the government agreed to sell it off.

1942 FWD Co. Snow Plow

1942 FWD Co. Snow Plow

F-100

In 1953, Ford introduced the F-100. Compared to the previous versions in the F series, the engine was stronger, the scale was greater and the frame improved. There’s no reason to be surprised by its elegance. After all, every single car on the lineup was a stunner! We really like the way the blue color is eye-catching.

F 100

F-100

Ford Econoline

Ford launched the Econoline in the fall of 1960. It was very different from the other models in the lineup. It was fitted with a lightweight design, a 6-cylinder engine, and a unibody construction style. The engine is situated behind and under the mini-cab. It was also used as a service vehicle because it was very cheap.

Ford Econoline

Ford Econoline

Ford Skyranger

Check out the convertible for the Ford SkyRanger. This model is very rare since it was not the automaker’s factory product. It’s one of the rarest entries on the list, which says a lot! Under the hood, in this bad boy, you’re going to find manual transmission and a V6 engine.

Ford Skyranger

Ford Skyranger

Lamborghini LM002

The LM002 was developed from 1986 to 1993. The Italian company’s off-road sports utility vehicle was super rare. After all, only 328 copies were made by Lamborghini. Originally, they were made for the army, however, things had gone through. The designs did not get a strong welcome. At any rate, it was part of the Automaker’s Militaria series.

Lamborghini LM002

Lamborghini LM002

World War One Army Truck

Any fan of a tractor would love to be the proud owner of the First World War army truck. In the meanwhile, we’re going to let you drool over this shot. This car has gone through a lot of construction cycles. If you ask us about this, it’s very impressive. On top of that, this antique truck has done a lot of stuff in the past.

World War One Army Truck

World War One Army Truck

GMC Sierra Classic Gentleman Jim

What a beautiful car! We’re not going to trust you if you tell us that you don’t like the GMC Sierra Classic. It may even be called Gentleman Jim. Its golden and black palette is beautiful, drop-dead. Don’t worry, the interior is just as beautiful. The inside of the woodgrain adds a more extravagant touch and we love it.

GMC Sierra Classic Gentleman Jim

GMC Sierra Classic Gentleman Jim

Commer Q4

Oh, this is Commer Q4. It was one of the British automaker’s war cars. It was made for use during the Second World War, but some of these were still well used by the military in the 1980s. Apart from that, the company has developed and produced diesel engines for heavy-duty vehicles.

Commer Q4

Commer Q4

International R190 Mover

Owing to the Multinational R190 Mover, the brand has made a name for itself. The heavy-duty trucks were a solid choice in the ’50s. The R series made outstanding trucks if you were to bring a lot of heavy stuff. This model has been a success. We are delighted to say that this blue R190 has been returned to great performance.

International R190 Mover

International R190 Mover

Mercedes L319

There was a time when the Mercedes L319 was a small commercial car. That was back in the ’50s and ’60s. There were a number of body types on sale from the automaker. They’ve got everything from buses to cars! Although the vans are still very popular, it’s hard to find the truck model right now.

Mercedes L319

Mercedes L319

Jeep Gladiator

The world got to know the Jeep Gladiator in 1962. It shared the frontend architecture style of the Jeep Wagoner. It stayed in production for more than 25 years. During that span of time, there were no major mechanical changes. The one in the photo had a camper shell, but there were three other variants.

Jeep Gladiator

Jeep Gladiator

Austin 1800 Utility

This one is so short! We can’t blame you if you’re not sure it’s a bus. The Austin 1800 Utility was designed and built in Australia. You may not have heard of it because you are an Aussie. Named the “Ute,” it was built to be both functional and convenient at the same time.

Austin 1800 Utility

Austin 1800 Utility

Chevrolet 3100

The bull-nose Chevrolet “Advance Design” light trucks were actually the first true post-World War II designed pickups. It didn’t take much time before it instantly became a huge classic. Chevrolet created this light to medium duty truck series very soon after WWII. And eventually, it became a permanent part of America’s trucking culture. Between 1947 until 1955, Chevrolet trucks were number one in sales in the United States, with rebranded versions sold at various GMC locations.

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Chevrolet 3100

Dodge Lil’ Red Express

Believe it or not but there were roughly only roughly 10000 of these beauties ever made. In 1978, Dodge released the Lil’ Red Express Truck is was widely considered to be the most unique Dodge truck that ever produced. The Lil’ Red Express was not only a real looker but these trucks were also great performers also. In 1978, Car and Driver magazine tested this automobile and was said to be the fastest American-made vehicle.

Dodge Little Red Express

Dodge Little Red Express

Datsun 220

Throughout the years as  American trucks grew in popularity, Nissan (who was then selling its products under the Datsun brand) decided that was a need in North America for a small, economical, four-cylinder truck. And so in 1958 that exact truck was born, establishing both Datsun and the small truck market here almost immediately. With a 1.2 engine, this little truck was by far no powerhouse but it was the first small pickup.

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Datsun 220

Toyota Pickup 4×4

Solid axles front and rear, along with a good, solid frame as well as one of the most reliable engines ever made – the Toyota Pickup 4×4 was an incredible, iconic part of the truck culture. This truck was also Toyota’s first factory-made four-wheel-drive pickup. Although over the years Toyota has revamped this pickup, it has still kept its youthful spirit and rugged ability.

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Toyota Pickup 4×4

Chevy Blazer Chalet

With a question, the Chevy Blazer deserves a place a spot on this list. This Chalet is one of the rarer versions that Chevrolet produced. During the mid-to-late 1970s, off-roading and camping were two red-hot trends, and this vehicle was actually perfect for both those activities. Basically, the Chalet was a pop-up camper body made by Chinook that slid into the cargo hold of a 4WD Blazer and provided sleeping accommodations for two people. This meant you could carry everything you needed for camping. Impressive, right? We think so too!

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Chevy Blazer Chalet

Hummer H1

This four-wheel-drive utility vehicle based on the M998 Humvee, which was created by AM General. The vehicle was produced from 1992 through to 2006 and was ultimately the first of what became the Hummer line. At first, it was designed strictly for military use, but the off-road vehicle was released to the civilian market due to popular demand. The Hummer H1 became notorious from photographs published during Operation Desert Storm and the glorious campaign by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Hummer H1

Toyota 4Runner

By now we can see that Toyota not only produces great cars but various trucks as well. The 4Runner was one of the most rugged and capable compact 4WD vehicles ever produced in the U.S. The original 4Runner was produced back in October 1983, and some people find it hard to believe that for over 30 years, it is still one of the very best pickup trucks around.

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Toyota 4Runner

Ford Lightning

During the early 1990s, Ford launched Lightning which is a high-performance pickup. Approximately 11,000 of these first-generation Ford Lightnings were produced. Most of them being manufactured in Michigan. The truck was so popular that  Ford commissioned a second.  generation in 1999. Today this truck is confirmed to be extremely rare and a collectible item.

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Ford Lightning

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Ever since Mercedes has been in production they have always managed to produce some top-quality automobiles. One of these includes the Geländewagen or G-Wagen was developed as a military vehicle. But regardless, since 1979, it has been a hard-working and robust SUV. As hefty as G-Wagens are, they have a good reputation for being street machines. Today, the newer more updated G-Wagen is much more advanced and also retails at about  $135,700.

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Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Land Rover Defender

Land Rover was originally considered to be the exact opposite of a luxurious status symbol but was still something Americans had been yearning for many years. The Land Rover Defender is a fabulous British off-road vehicle, this specific four-wheel drive was developed in the late 1980s. Within a matter of no time – the Land Rover Defender gained great popularity all over the world due to its versatility and muscular frame. To date, there have been many other updated releases of this vehicle.

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Land Rover Defender

Toyota FJ-40

Production on this vehicle started back in the 1960s and was either called the Toyota FJ-40 or the Land Cruiser – either way it was incredibly popular. The traditional body frame of this SUV model was a 2-door car except with slightly larger dimensions compared to other similar vehicles. Of course, there have been many newer models created over the last few decades, but they do however feature many of the same characteristics as the original FJ-40.

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Toyota FJ-40

Suzuki Samurai

The Samurai was the first four-wheeled vehicle to be sold in the USA by Suzuki. However, the history of this vehicle brand actually dates back 20 years prior. This car hosted a carbureted 1.3-liter overhead-cam four-cylinder delivering 63 horsepower and 74-lb-ft of torque. Even though this Japanese car was quite noisy and slow, it was still a fun vehicle to drive around town.

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Suzuki Samurai

Toyota Hilux

Despite the fact that Datsun was the first Japanese truck manufacturer to enter the American market in the ’50s, Toyota would actually dominate the market a few decades later. When the Toyota Hilux was born, it was named one of the most reliable pickup trucks that could handle all types of terrain. This is just one of the many reasons that so many drivers picked this truck as their vehicle of choice.  The trucks had high suspension, enabling good ground clearance for off-roading as well.

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Toyota Hilux

Jeep Comanche

No matter where people are in the world, Jeep is a commonly known vehicle and tends to be very popular as well. The original Jeep Comanche was produced during 1986 and 1992 and has a very similar design to that of the Jeep Cherokee compact SUV. Both trucks shared a unibody setup while utilizing a traditional body-on-frame design for the bed. Back then it seemed like quite a peculiar layout for a pickup, but despite this, the Comanche was still a very impressive vehicle. One of the reasons was due to the off-road prowess it shared with its SUV stablemate.

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Jeep Comanche

HSV Maloo

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) was the officially designated performance vehicle division of Holden, which was established in Australia. This may not sound too familiar to many people, but one of their best pickups created was the HSV Maloo. It has many distinguishing features and has held a high-performance V-8 engine. The name “Maloo” means “thunder” in an Aboriginal language. The former HSV  managing director apparently coined the name after reading a book on Aboriginal Australians. Over the years The Maloo has been built of several different series.

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HSV Maloo

Volkswagen Type 2 Pickup

Volkswagen became popular due to the fact that provided cheap, utilitarian transportation, which comes as no surprise considering its name “people’s car.” Ever since Volkswagen came into existence they have produced some exceptional and very trustworthy cars. One of them being the well-known, Type 2, also known as the “VW Bus” or “Kombi.” The vehicle featured iconic styling that could be combined with many eye-catching colors. However, Type 2 wasn’t just sold as a “normal vehicle” but also as a pickup. This light-duty truck was one of the most practical pickup trucks of its time.

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Volkswagen Type 2 Pickup

Mazda REPU

Throughout its pickup-building history, Mazda generally didn’t build anything noteworthy, with one major exception. That being the 1.3-liter rotary engine REPU. Not only were Mazda very proud of this unique design but they also incorporated features that were different compared to other pickups. One of the disadvantges of this truck is that it generally had poor fuel economy. Regardless of this model never really catching on, there were many people who really loved this pickup.

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Mazda REPU

Mini Pickup

For drivers who were looking for a unique and smaller type of pickup were introduced to the Mini Pickup during the 1960s. Although there were various small pickups, none quite compared the size and compactibility of the Mini. The original Mini is appealing for many reasons, including fuel economy, its size, and how fun it is to drive. However, it’s probably less well known for its roominess and storage space. As a result, making a pickup out of a vehicle that’s literally named after its diminutive size is a rather strange choice. Given its 4.5-foot width and short length, the Mini’s bed is incapable of hauling huge loads,  which may actually be for the best.

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Mini Pickup

Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Pickup

Most of the trucks on this list are mostly remembered because of how good they were. Howrrv, there are vry few motor enthusiasts that when remeebr some of the very best pickups. The Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Pickup is one of these awesome trucks. Also called Corvair 95, produced between 1961 and 1965 was offered in various layouts including a 2-door pickup body. Chevy decided to make the bed floor as low as possible, resulting in a low mid-section and a high floor at the rear of the bed to make clearance for the rear axle and the motor. To make the more spacious middle segment more accessible, the side of the bed could be lowered and turned into a ramp, making it easy to load. While it seemed like a clever and practical idea at the time, sadly only just a few years later the Corvair disappeared.

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Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Pickup

Subaru 360 Sambar

Back in the ‘60s, Subaru produced a vehicle that was quite similar to the VW Beetle in many ways. It was a small, round car with a rear engine and a focus on price and practicality. This model was known as the 360 Sambar, which was a flat-nose compact van and truck but wasn’t such a high performer, as it only offered 20 horsepower. However, it did use its space far more efficiently, compared to many other pickups and vans. Since its introduction in 1961, the Sambar has used a rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive format.

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Subaru 360 Sambar

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