11 July 2016

Instagram Jump Start: Hard-working (now-pampered) trucks carry the load this week

Welcome to a new work week! Appropriately enough, the two most-liked photos posted on Hagerty’s Instagram account during the past week are hard-working trucks. Well, at least they worked hard back in the day; these days they live a more leisurely lifestyle. If trucks aren’t your style, the list also includes three cars that have definitely gotten better with age. So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy our top five posts:

  1. 1960 Willys Jeep FC-150 (1,520 likes) – Among the paint colors available on the 1960 Willys Jeep FC-150 were Presidential Red, Foam Green and Mallard Blue Poly, which this one is wearing. The FC-150, powered by a 72-hp four-cylinder Hurricane F-Head engine, was at Hagerty’s Cars and Caffeine event in Traverse City, Mich.
    1960 Willys Jeep FC-150

  2. 1955 Chevrolet 3100 pickup (1,328) – In 1955, Business Week magazine reported that truck makers were “emphasizing style and design on cabs and bodies,” and the ’55 Chevy Second Series 3100 was a perfect example of that.
    1955 Chevrolet 3100 pickup

  3. 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie (1,247) – Ford introduced the Galaxie part-way through the 1959 model year, so some '59s can be found labeled Fairlane 500 or Fairlane 500 Galaxie.
    1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie

  4. 1971 Lamborghini Miura (1,225) – Restoration of this pre-production 1971 Miura SV show car involved exhaustive research and one goal: make the car perfect. It was the first restoration completed by Lamborghini PoloStorico, which opened in spring 2015. The car was on the lawn at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March.
    1971 Lamborghini Miura

  5. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air (1,185) – We're in Los Angeles giving classic cars classic fuel prices in celebration of National Collector Car Appreciation Day! This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air just paid $0.29 per gallon.
    1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

Best of the Rest – OK, @carsinthepark, we couldn’t take our eyes off this photo (credited to @high_octane_image). It looks like one of those crazy optical-illusion shots with a miniature car/truck in the foreground, photographed to look like the real deal. You didn’t do that with this 1934 Ford hot rod pickup, right @high_octane_image? Right?! Oh, who cares – it’s still super cool.
1934 Ford hot rod pickup

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