I have this weird attraction towards early ‘70s GM pickups. Maybe it’s because we had one at the family garage when I was growing up, or maybe it’s just due to their clean lines and timeless styling. Sure, I’m probably forgetting about how bad the vinyl bench seat and column mounted shifter were, but one day I’ll snatch one up as a project truck and do a ground up rebuild.
If I had the budget or the storage space, this 1970 Emergency Response Truck, found on Bring A Trailer, would be a great place to start. Sold to the Swiss, the truck was converted to EU spec switchgear and a KPH speedometer. The body from the cab back is custom built from aluminum, and the roof is topped with diamond plate for added strength. Storage abounds, ensuring that you can carry your swag with you to the ends of the earth and beyond. The truck is 4wd and comes with an extra heavy duty suspension, so there isn’t too much that going to slow you down. The truck’s only got 28,000 miles on it, and the current owner uses it for his plumbing business so it does get driven regularly.
If you’re interested, you’ll find it on Craigslist in Washington, VT for $5,700. It’s not perfect, but it looks like it only needs some minor cosmetic work to make it perfect. The seller sounds motivated and willing to consider trades, so you may want to think about snapping it up for the coming zombie apocalypse.