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.
Mark Phelan is the Detroit Free Press auto critic. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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