I’m always thrilled when I come across a rusty old truck or auto from the early era of transportation and I have my camera handy. This vintage Chevrolet truck, from about the late 1930s (my guess), was perfectly situated near a weathered garage down a meandering country road. The distinctive front-end of this truck features an oversized grill, exaggerated fenders with standout headlights, and an iconic sleek hood ornament. I spoke with the owner, who explained that he restored old vehicles. So this vintage beauty may yet roll along the road again and turn a few heads as it does.
Similar Posts on O’Canada:
~ Cool Vintage Junkyard for Sale
~ Old Farm Tractor Along Charlevoix / St. Lawrence Shore
Wonderful subject well depicted
Thanks! These old vehicles are terrific!
Brett: Looks like a big rusty bug. Vmm
I’m wondering if the hood ornament is functional. It looks as though it might have been used to lift the hood to access the engine?
Liz, I’ve seen some that do just that. I didn’t study this one enough if that’s the case here but would make sense given the image.
Wow! That is an old one. What a find!
Love these oldies! 🙂
Oh, I’d love him to stabilize that glorious rusty surface exactly as is, and then fix the insides to modern standards — it’d be a shame to lose that look.
Penny, I agree. The rusty exterior has lots of character. 🙂
For years they’ve had a wonderfully rusty old truck parked — as an art installation — in one of the alleys in the Distillery District in Toronto. I wonder if it is still there?
Penny, yes, as I recall it is an old Plymouth truck. I’ve photographed it as well — hard not to if one is holding a camera. When I was last in the Distillery District less than a year ago it was still there.
I didn’t get there during this most recent visit, but I bet it is still there — it’s just too photogenic to discard!
Judging by the TV programmes on old vehicle restoration that I occasionally watch, that particular truck would be well within the realms of the possible. Beautiful photographs!
Your truck reminds me – I’ll be visiting the American Pickers from the UK next summer! 😀
Cool — that sounds like fun! 🙂
My husband loves finding old trucks and old farm equipment. What a beauty this one is. If the owner restores it, please share!
I’m with him! 🙂
We currently have an old 60’s era (not sure of the exact year) Ford Falcon van in our drive. He dragged it out of a farm field years ago. It runs, and it’s now licensed and legal, so he drives it on occasion. The grandkids love it. It still needs a lot of work on the outside though.
Thanks for sharing this story. Very nice!
Lived in Halifax for 11 years. The NS countryside, or should I say seaside, is magnificent. The winding roads, seaside communities, and ocean views will inspire you. Make sure you have sun before striking out.
I think somebody stuck a 1952 Pontiac hood ornament on that truck–take a look:
Props to you! The ornament on the truck doesn’t appear to fit and the image for the 1952 Pontiac hood ornament looks like it matches the photo. Awesome! 🙂
I thought something didn’t look right about that hood ornament. Mystery solved!
Those older vehicles hold up better than the newer “computers on 4 wheels.” I’d love to have a car that lasts as long.
Computer on 4 wheels — LOL! 🙂
Very nice. I really like your blog.
I laughed at the hood ornament comment, because I was going to comment on how rare to find an old truck with the hood ornament still attached! As kids my cousin and my sister and I would poke around old barns and farmland in upstate New York and my cousin collected all the hood ornaments and horn buttons he could find…..I think he still has them all, 60 years later. Thanks for the post.
Great story! 🙂
Cool truck Brett !
That is a beaut!
Very cool and we have a few ghost towns in Nevada that have a couple of old trucks like that. Always makes for great pictures. Thank you for sharing Brett.
I love the old, rusty trucks and cars. Nice work.
I love old trucks and cars… Like pretty much everything else, vehicles are now pretty generic, and all look alike.
My dad has a Ford 1952 truck in his garage, that we both hope to restore someday. I’ll try to post pictures of it and let you know 😉
Thanks for sharing!
Hi, Cyranny, very true. The old ones had a lot of character!
Restoring that truck sounds like a terrific project!
This is spectacular. What a find!
Was cool to come across! 🙂
I am leaving on a little road trip today and this is exactly the kind of thing I hope to find. 😉
Pingback: Chad Hiltz’s Awesome Re-Imagined ’34 DeSoto « O' Canada
Next time I go to the Valley I will look for that Vintage Truck. Great photo.
Lots of good things to see hither and yon! 🙂