Friday, December 19, 2014

1974 Chevrolet LUV

The LUV was first sold in 1972, joining the other minitrucks from Datsun, Toyota, Ford, and Mazda. The groovy name was an acronym for the decidedly less sexy-sounding Light Utility Vehicle. A rebadged Isuzu Faster/P'up, the LUV lasted until 1980, with diesel and 4x4 variants along the way. This early example has the first front end design, with quad headlights, and still has its original hubcaps.
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. My folks bought one of these new in
    '73. Ours was Orange with a Black
    interior. These trucks were a blank canvas for average joes to customize
    them to their own liking. Dad and I
    added our own touches such as pin
    stripes, Jackman white spoked rims,
    and Cibi driving lights. Once done,
    we had one sharp little truck that we
    used every day. Great gas mileage
    too!

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  2. Ha... This is my truck... Or it was till I sold her to some kid in Redmond. It's a 1973 by the way :)

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  3. Ha... This is my truck... Or it was till I sold her to some kid in Redmond. It's a 1973 by the way :)

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