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Mark Phelan: Prices skyrocket for vintage Chevy pickups as custom shops discover trucks

Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press on

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1955 Chevrolet Cameo Custom Pickup, sold for $143,000 in 2013

1955 Chevrolet 3100 Custom Pickup, sold for $132,000 in 2006

1960 Chevrolet El Camino Custom Pickup, sold for $126,500 in 2017

1959 Chevrolet 3100 Custom Pickup, sold for $121,000 in 2014

1971 Chevrolet C-10 Custom Pickup, sold for $110,000 in 2014

All nine trucks were heavily customized, frequently with new engines, suspensions and bodywork.

That's the good news, if you're a car lover on a normal person's budget. The price tags on these professionally reworked beauties show the sky's the limit, but unmodified vintage pickups and SUVs remain among the best buys for collectors.

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Mark Phelan is the Detroit Free Press auto critic. He can be reached at mmphelan@freepress.com.

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