1976–1977 Chevy Chalet Blazer
Although fewer than 1,800 of these trucks were ever made, they obviously appealed to a consumer market made up of people who love trucks and, more specifically, who love to go camping in the vehicles. Think of the Chevy Chalet Blazer as a weekend warrior for camping trips. The Chevy Blazer was a full-size model with a built-in camper that served as a home away from home. Although the vehicles didn’t have showers or toilets, they were surprisingly roomy and included perks like a sink, heater, and a fridge or freezer. The truck’s two seats folded into beds, and some Chalet models had upper bunks, too, meaning that up to four people could sleep simultaneously. They also had ample storage space, thanks to closets and shelves. A table allowed people to eat or to play board games while inside the camper.
1999 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning
This model was initially released in 1993 and had good performance for a pickup truck, but it didn’t stay on the market. In 1995, the truck went on a four-year hiatus. When it came back in 1999, people were rightly impressed. Priced at $31,000, the truck could go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.8 seconds. Additionally, it could carry 800 pounds of cargo or tow 5,000 pounds. Although people appreciated the speed and power of this truck, some thought that it wasn’t worth the money. Ford apparently agreed, because it produced fewer than 9,000 of them in 1999 and 2000. However, you can still buy a similar truck, and the current model has an astounding 380 horsepower — more than any other production vehicle sold in the United States.
1990 Rod Hall Signature Edition Dodge
Available in red, black, or white, this vehicle paid tribute to Rod Hall’s racing career. It included Rod Hall shocks and Rod Hall race lights. Each vehicle also featured a dash plaque and a number. Production stopped when Carroll Shelby, who was producing them in his Southern California shop, suffered a heart attack. At that point, only 33 vehicles had been built. Standard features on the 1990 model included a four-speed automatic transmission, a sliding rear window, and an engine capable of 144 horsepower. The truck also included a trailer tow package. Buyers could choose to add features such as manual transmission, cruise control, AM/FM radio with a stereo cassette player, and power windows. These are just three examples of the many super-cool trucks that have been manufactured over the years. In fact, some of them are still classified as special-edition models and are coveted by truck enthusiasts. Trucks aren’t only useful — certain models have a unique style that can’t be found in other vehicles.