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So Much Rust, Ben and Jerry’s, and More Road Trip Photos

Posted March 18, 2020 10:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto reader submissions

California! Land of rust-free old iron, right? Not entirely, and in fact, this set of photos that we recently got from Jamie O’Keefe (via Dan Stoner) shows what may be the rustiest pickup we’ve ever seen in operation on a public street.

As Jamie explained to us:

So this was my Dad’s truck, a 1974 Chevy Cheyenne, but we called it the “Ugly Truck.” My dad Jimmy O’Keefe is a retired Golden Gate Park gardener and bought this truck from the original owner for $100 in about 1994, after it had been used in the Park Stables for about 20 years. The time it spent hauling dirty hay and horse waste, in addition to it being outside in San Francisco’s fog, resulted in it looking as though it was being held together by rust, twine, and sheer determination!

More car spotting from family albums.

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