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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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1965 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

Spotted this lovely mid 1960’s Chevy C/K series pickup truck street parked in a quiet neighborhood of Los Feliz. It appears that the truck has had some body work recently performed. Perhaps the next step is the paint! Regardless of paint, you cannot help but be drawn in by the sheet metal and the classic styling from General Motors in the 1960’s. Enjoy!

Check out some more Chevy trucks:

1982 Chevrolet Silverado C10 Pickup

1960 Chevy C-10 Fleetside Pickup

1958 Chevy Apache Pickup Truck

1967 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Truck

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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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1974 Dodge D100 Pickup Truck

We’ve spotted this wonderful Dodge D100 work truck (or if you are just looking at the front emblem, a “DGE” truck) parked on the street in Frogtown the other day.  This one is sporting a blueish paint job with a worn down bed top on the back end.   By the way, the name Frogtown is an amazing choice for a town name.  Cheers

And check out some other Dodge Pickups we’ve spotted;

1984 Dodge Ram D150 Prospector – Short Bed

1983 Dodge Ram 50

Early 70’s Dodge D-Series Pickup

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1958 Chevy Apache Pickup Truck

Take a gander at this “purposefully worn-down” 1958 Chevy Apache Pickup. What a cool name for a cool truck – the Apache. Although, to give an American truck the name of an Indian tribe seems a bit of a hypocrisy on Chevrolet’s part. None-the-less, this amazing example of late 1950’s styling does not escape my lens (I’m finally bringing out the “real” camera again). It has custom wooden bed sill slats with “F.K.O Garage” painted on the side.  I’ve researched this name but I could not come up with any results.

And don’t forget to check out other Chevy Pickups we have spotted.

1967 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Truck

1973 Chevy C-10 Step side Pickup