How to Buy a Classic Chevy Truck

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The Chevy truck is an American icon. In the last decade or two, the better examples have been getting quite valuable.

Consider an Art Deco truck for one of the more distinctive-looking Chevy trucks. These trucks were built from 1941 to 1946 and have a beautiful front grill.

Look for a '50s era truck for the truck favored by many hot-rodders. The '55 to '57 trucks tend to be the most sought-after.

Find a '60s era truck for those with a muscular, clean look. These trucks are divided into two distinct periods. The 1960 to 1966 trucks were a complete redesign from the '50s trucks. The 1967 to 1972 trucks are a more evolutionary design with a simpler look.

Consider a 1973 or newer truck for a more modern model.

Tips

  • check These are pretty simple vehicles. Your main enemy will be rust, but there are plenty of parts available.
  • check Many of the trucks have been worked hard or have been heavily modified. If you are patient, you should be able to find a well-maintained truck being sold by the original owner. Take your time and have fun with it.

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