• Gary P.'s 1973 Dodge W200

Bought it in Tampa, FL, in March 1973. Took it to Fairbanks, AL, for three years where we drove in -60 degree temps. Brought my daughter home from the hospital in this truck. Went to Texas for nine years and then to northern Maine where we drove in extremely deep snow. I retired from the USAF in 1988 and returned to Texas where she brought home my daughter’s baby from the hospital in 1998.

There’s no power anything on my truck. It has “arm-strong” steering, brakes with vacuum assist, 4 speed with Granny gear. Everything is original except the tires and seat. Numbers matching. She has never let me down with 160K miles. Original price was $4,520 cash. She’s a big, hefty girl which rubbed off on our three daughters and granddaughter because they all drive big 4x4s.