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1974 Ford F-100 Ranger XLT

Spotted another cool truck the other day.  This one is a mid-70’s Ford Ranger in the XLT trim.  I am really digging the two-tone paint and the general aesthetics of this particular truck. With the resurrection of the beloved Ford Ranger, now finally in dealer showrooms, it is refreshing to see the wise older sibling still roaming the streets. Enjoy

Check out some other Ford Rangers we have spotted:

1966 Ford F-100 Long Bed Custom Cab

1969 Ford F-250 Ranger

1967 Ford F-100 Ranger

1964 Ford F-100 Pickup truck

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1983 Dodge Ram D150 + Electric Chat

Hey all. Spotted a lovely 1983 Dodge Ram D150 pickup truck.  This Ran, parked around Highland park, is in great condition and seems mostly stock. Do I have to reiterate the joy in finding a vintage vehicle on the road in Los Angeles!? It warms the soul to see these types of older model vehicles slowly meandering around neighborhoods and bustling city streets.

On a side note, I’ve often wondered what would happen to older vehicles if even MORE strict emissions standards were in place. California already has some of the most stringent standards in the nation (while many other states have followed their lead), with an exemption to vehicles made before 1975. If the laws were changed, would we be robbed of seeing a moving, driving example of automotive history on a daily basis? Would all vintage vehicles be vanquished to the confines of a museum or a garage, only allowed to be driven xxx amount of miles per year? Street parked cars of the current and past years would be a thing of the past.

As climate change continues to be at the forefront of national and worldwide news, and automotive emissions taking the fair share of the emission contribution, it only seems inevitable for something of this nature to take affect.  The automotive industry seems to be barreling towards an electric future and I believe the classic car industry will follow suit. Electric crate motors are on the horizon, and many classic car restorers are already doing custom electric conversions. The aforementioned company has already begun a limited production on Electric Minis, running 100 of them out of their factory. I recently watched a video of a fully electric 1970’s Porsche 911 that retained a manual transmission. How is that even possible without a petrol engine?!

Electric is the automotive future and we better get used to it.

 

 

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1960 Chevrolet C20 Pickup

Spotted this 1960 Chevy C20 pickup after the rain subsided.  I have a particular distaste to the styling of the 1960-1961 Chevy C/K trucks. Mostly, it’s the turn signals and embellishment around them that kills it for me.  The rest of the truck is fine, but I can’t support those nostrils on the front end.  This is just an opinion and and here at LACS, we accept all cars as equal… no matter how ugly they are. Enjoy.

And check out some other Chevy pickups we have spotted:

1965 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

1982 Chevrolet Silverado C10 Pickup

1967 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Truck

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1965 International Harvester D-Series Pickup Truck

Here is one that you don’t see everyday – A International D-Series pickup from what I’m guessing is 1965.  I tend to see the International Scouts much more often, but this is a first for me. The contrast between the paint job and the paint on the wheels is startling. Enjoy some pics of this now defunct light American truck company (they make big trucks now).

And check out Scout posts:

1977 International Harvester Scout II

1978 International Scout II

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1985 JDM Nascar Toyota Pickup

I don’t know what is going on with this truck but I kind of like it.  It is a mash-up of many different styles, almost as if somebody pulled different modification choices from a hat. It’s a JDM Nascar pickup truck and I dig it’s uniqueness. Bravo to it’s indecisive owner.

And check out some other Toyota Pickups we’ve spotted:

1976 Toyota Pickup Truck

1982 Toyota 4×4 Pickup

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1982 Chevrolet Silverado C10 Pickup

Hello.  Spotted recently around Los Angeles is this 1982 Chevy C10 pickup with a hard top cap.  This C/K truck still proudly displays it’s 4×4 badge is clearly on the fender. This one caught my eye because it appears to be in great condition – sporting a nice red paint job and even the chrome is still shining bright! Enjoy

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1972 Chevrolet C10 pickup (CK Chassis)

Spotted another Chevy draped in blue on the same block as the 1969 Chevy Impala the other day.  By the looks of it, this Chevy C10 Pickup has been recently repainted and restored.  Even the chrome was in great shape! Almost look as if it came off the showroom floor.  And it has some of my favorite period wheels; the moonie style wheels! Enjoy

And don’t forget to check out other Chevy Pickups we’ve spotted:

1960 Chevy C-10 Fleetside Pickup

1958 Chevy Apache Pickup Truck

1967 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Truck

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Happy Independence Day

Hello and happy Independence Day – The day American’s celebrate the pillaging of land from…. I mean, a day American’s celebrate their independence from Great Britain.  We commence celebrations with cookouts, booze, bonding with friends and family, and massive amounts of fireworks. Here at LACS, we will celebrate with a throwback to some of our favorite classic American made cars we’ve spotted.

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1973 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

Hi there and I hope you all are having a great Sunday.  Today we spotted a well-used 1973 Ford F-150 Pickup truck.  This one has “been around the block” as the saying goes.

And check out some previous Ford F-Series we have spotted:

1964 Ford F-100 Pickup truck

1959 Ford F-100 Custom Cab

1969 Ford F-250 Ranger

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1986 Isuzu Trooper II (1st Gen)

Sorry for the hiatus everyone!  Rest assured, I have still been spotting cars AND bringing out the camera to take pictures. Los Angeles is filled with unique and interesting cars, so many in fact, that I would never get where I’m suppose to go if I stopped and took a picture of everyone!

Here’s an example of mid 80’s boxy SUV styling in the form of an Isuzu Trooper. I love how Isuzu (GM) made a mid-sized SUV with only 2 doors ( technically 3 doors to be politically correct)!! This example is in less than perfect shape – but it’s perfect in our eyes 🙂

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1960 Chevy C-10 Fleetside Pickup

Spotted another Chevy pickup truck, very similar to the Apache we featured not long ago.  This one has been nicely restored with fresh paint and a healthy dose of lowering.  I have read that these C/K pickups from 1960 were also called “Apache” but I’m unsure. Instead of the term “fleetside”, to indicate a flat bedside, Chevrolet used the term “wide-side” to indicate the same thing to buyers, according to Wikipedia.  I like this and I’ve always been intrigued by classic pickup trucks.  However, I don’t think I could daily drive one.  Would you buy an old truck?

And check out the previous Chevy trucks we’ve spotted:

1958 Chevy Apache Pickup Truck

1973 Chevy C-10 Step side Pickup