You've Got to Love the Old Chevy Trucks
Love is indeed the correct terminology when you begin talking about old Chevy trucks and their owners. Fierce brand loyalty follows this breed of truck everywhere it goes. As well it should, Chevrolet have been making trucks since the early thirties.
A new phenomenon is being seen across the antique world, it appears that restoration of the old Chevy truck, and in particular, the 67-72 periods are beginning to be a popular past time. Higher and higher numbers of these models are showing up across the nation all decked out and ready to strut their stuff.
A brief history:
In 67, the Chevy was already a popular vehicle for years it had been Americas work truck. In this era, the executives decided it was time for a face-lift and so keep the truck a great modern look. It was this look that would really carry the brand for the next six years.
Along with the new modern, look Chevy would also go to great lengths to make the ride and handling more comfortable. I think the idea was to broad the demographic to include a woman's interest, as women were becoming prominent in consumer economics. Whatever their reasons though the changes were much appreciated by everyone. Coil springs instead of leaf would increase handling although it was only standard on a few models.
Happy birthday Chevrolet, in 1968 they celebrated 50 years of truck making. This was also the year of the Longhorn; This–ton hoss of a truck could hold an eight and a half foot long slide in camper! I do not know about you but this was one package I had never heard of. See the things you can learn with a little research? I wonder what an all-original 1968 Longhorn truck would be worth today? Little body changes were made this year with the exception of a few trim parts.
Want to learn more about old Chevy trucks? Are you wondering what else you may not know about the trucks you love? "A Collectors Guide to Old Chevy Trucks" is a great source for information, like the difference between a Cheyenne and a Sierra or what year saw the birth of the K-5 Blazer. All these are important details should you see an old Chevy Truck for sale. Know about your old Chevy trucks! knowing when the engine is not original, and when the bolt hole pattern changed on light duty trucks will be an asset when making your investment. You will be glad you did!