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11 trucks that became collectibles over time

The Motor Show in Essen, Germany often showcases rare cars and trucks in their pride and glory. (Photo: AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
The Motor Show in Essen, Germany often showcases rare cars and trucks in their pride and glory. (Photo: AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

When you think of a car enthusiast, you might imagine an owner with any number of cars to their name.

Whether they be an antique, classic or vintage model, chances are they’re worth a lot more now than what they were first valued.

But when you think of a car enthusiast, do you picture a truck amidst their collection? Well, you should. It’s no secret that Americans love their trucks, and over time, quite a few became collectibles.

Black Book, which provides independent vehicle pricing to the automotive industry, looked at some popular trucks over the years and analyzed their valuations at recent collectible auctions. All of these trucks were valued under $3,000, but current estimations value them anywhere from $40,000 to nearly $70,0000. Why are they so valuable?

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“We love our trucks today because of the versatility, functionality, and even technological features included in many of today’s popular models,” said Eric Lawrence, director of specialty products at Black Book. “These trucks of yesteryear were pioneers of their time, when trucks had different meaning on the roads but still offer the right amount of nostalgia that makes them extremely valuable today.”

Here are 11 trucks identified by Black Book that collectors may want to keep an eye out for:

1972 Chevy Baker

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11. 1972 Chevy Blazer


MSRP: $2,852

2017 value: $45,000

Increase in value: 1,577%

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1972 Ford Bronco

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10. 1972 Ford Bronco


MSRP: $2,834

2017 value: $50,000

Increase in value: 1,764%

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1972 Chevy Pickup

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9. 1972 Chevy Pickup


MSRP: $2,473

2017 value: $45,000

Increase in value: 1,819%

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1972 Toyota Land Cruiser

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8. 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser


MSRP: $3,164

2017 value: $75,000

Increase in value: 2,370%

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1959 Dodge Sweptside Pickup

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7. 1959 Dodge Sweptside Pickup


MSRP: $2,214

2017 value: $60,000

Increase in value: 2,824%

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1957 Chevy Cameo

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6. 1957 Chevy Cameo Pickup


MSRP: $1,981

2017 value: $60,000

Increase in value: 3,028%

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1948 Studebaker Pickup

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5. 1948 Studebaker Pickup


MSRP: $1,107

2017 value: $37, 500

Increase in value: 3,387%

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1947 Hudson Pickup

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4. 1947 Hudson Pickup


MSRP: $1,154

2017 value: $45,000

Increase in value: 3,899%

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1953 Chevy Pickup

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3. 1953 Chevy Pickup


MSRP: $1,407

2017 value: $55,000

Increase in value: 3,909%

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1954 Dodge Power Wagon Pickup

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2. 1956 Dodge Power Wagon Pickup


MSRP: $1,627

2017 value: $65,000

Increase in value: 3,995%

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1956 Ford Big Window Pickup

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1. 1956 Ford Big Window Pickup


MSRP: $1,611

2017 value: $65,000

Increase in value: 4,034%

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