2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Ancestry
October 2, 2013
That's my neighbor Ed's truck, a Chevrolet Custom Camper, one in the old long-running C/K line (pay no attention to the Solara lurking in the background). Ed told me its year once before, but I've forgotten and I haven't crossed paths with him recently to inquire again. 1968 or '69, maybe. It looks black in the shade, but it's actually a forest green.
Ed also owns a sweet old Lincoln Continental. He's an unassuming guy you'd never take for a classic car buff. And he's not, in the traditional sense. He simply likes classic style. When we talked once, he lamented that he just didn't like the look of many new cars, including the ones I often park in my space. I haven't even seen him to get his opinion good, bad or otherwise on our Silverado. I'm guessing he'd like it, but would probably never consider buying one.
Best thing about Ed is that he drives his cars. He drives the Lincoln to work. He uses the Chevy to help friends move. The Chevy is a little rusty and it's got a nice scrape along the front quarter panel. The best part? It doesn't even have a bed liner.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor