Trucks have a long and proud history here in the United States. While there are a lot of great models available now, we still miss some of those that automakers retired. Not all hope is lost, however, as some classic trucks like the Ford Maverick, Chevy Colorado, and Ford Ranger are starting to appear on dealership lots again.
If we had our way and could tell the manufacturers what to do, these are the departed models we would ask for them to make again.
Don’t get us wrong, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a respectable truck, but the Chevrolet Avalanche’s cabin was so comfortable while also offering unique cargo solutions. It had what owners called the “midgate”, which allowed drivers to remove the rear cabin wall, the back window, or both to allow for longer items to pass through from the bed. If the Chevy Avalanche came back, it would give trucks like the Honda Ridgeline a run for their money.
The spelling of its name makes our heads hurt, but the Dodge Syclone truck is worth it. This was a truck with the heart of a roadster and more than ready to hit the track. When it was on the market, it shared a lot of the same parts as the Chevy Corvette, like its transmission. That alone should tell you how awesome this truck was. So what if it couldn’t tow anything?
The Jeep® brand recently revived its Gladiator truck, but we really wish it would bring back the Jeep® CJ-10. As Jalopnik writer David Tracy put it, the CJ-10 was absolutely ugly, but that rough exterior (and square headlights) hid a very capable machine. If you find a used one with a truck bed, you’re extremely lucky because the military often removed them to work as plane pullers.
These trucks might not be available anymore, but there are plenty of used trucks options available to your today. Contact us at Chip Wynn Motors in Paducah for more information.