The Chevrolet truck, dubbed Dust Tite, was sold back in 1984 at the Steve McQueen Estate Auction at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s a quaint truck with a creative twist that makes it even more appealing, at least to us. The truck’s original body with original Forest Green paint sits on the original frame; the original mattress and license plates are also included.
Built by Harold Van Hoosen, the Dust Tite features a 235 cubic inch Loadmaster V6 engine matted to a 4-speed transmission. Little tidbits here and there add to the truck’s character such as a driver’s side spotlight, two tool boxes, and 5-gallon gas tanks on the running boards. The original title in Steve McQueen’s name is included with the truck, along with a certificate of Authenticity from The McQueen Children’s Trust.
Normally we would focus on the drivability of a vehicle, since it tends to be the aspect we appreciate the most. And while we would love to get a feel for what folks rode around in during the fifties, we have to say this particular vehicle would make a great addition to almost any collection based on its looks alone, and the fact that it’s so unique.
The Chevy Camper Dust Tite is set to be sold off at the Mecum Anaheim 2015 auction later this week. So, if you had the money, would you buy one, or would you opt for the crowd-pleasing, modern Chevrolet 2016 Colorado or 2016 Silverado? Talk to us in the comments.