The sight of an early 1950s Studebaker 2R pick-up truck barreling down the freeway is downright inspiring. This one more than held its own with the stream of traffic on the 101 south of San Jose and what a thrill it was to see a 60 year old vehicle still fulfilling the purpose for which it was constructed. At the risk of sounding a curmudgeonly note, let us assert that it’s a safe bet that today’s cushy pick-ups, packed with luxuries and electronics geegaws that have nothing to do with getting the basic job of hauling “stuff” done won’t be up to the task come 2073.
We were sent a shot of another Studebaker truck of the same vintage recently, this one at rest. Its zaftig lines are most pleasing, don’t you think? Still a looker even at an advanced age.
We found a completely “done” one of these in Charlotte, NC for about $20,000. Seems like a lot of coin but if it lasts another 60 years, you can amortized the cost and feel good about the investment. Check it out.
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