Collecting classic cars is not always the cheapest hobby, or one without its particular frustrations, but there is something rewarding about finding old treasures and restoring them to a former state of glory. For lovers and collectors of classic vehicles, there is no better feeling than a great find that ends in a successfully completed project. Today, collecting vintage trucks is more popular than ever. Move aside muscle cars and hot rod coupes, the trucks are getting their day in the sun.
As for the types of vintage trucks that most collectors find desirable, Ford models are always high on the list. Anything from the F-series is always a hit with vintage trucks enthusiasts, but a particular favorite is the 1955 F-100. This model is a classic of the pick-up genre and one that all collectors wish to have in their line-up. The F-series trucks first came out in 1948 and Ford continues to produce them today. They continue to reign supreme among competitors.
Also from ford, the Bronco, which was first made in 1966 to compete with the Jeep from Chrysler, is another popular pick for fans of vintage trucks. Considered by many to be the first modern SUV, this off-road vehicle as it was called originally, makes a great first buy for any collector.
The Bronco’s competitor, the Jeep, is another favorite collector’s item when it comes to vintage trucks. Chrysler only acquired the Jeep brand in 1987, but the unique trucks have been in production since the first Willys MB in 1941. They were military vehicles, designed to take soldiers into any kind of terrain, but were also available to civilians beginning in 1945. Today, the name Jeep also serves as a term that defines a certain type of four-wheel drive truck.
Any Jeep from the classic era is a good buy for a collector of vintage trucks, and so too are Ford F-series models, Broncos, and a host of other brands and nameplates. Old Chevy trucks, and Dodge pick-ups are tough to beat as well for any fan of the vintage truck.