For those that might remember my introduction post, I mentioned that my grandpa has restored three trucks (a 1936 Chevy, a little younger White, and the above).

His black Scottsdale was purchased new in 1976 and was his daily driver for 30-plus years before they found oil on land he owned in Oklahoma in 2007, leading him to buy a new Silverado.

The truck has been restored twice and still looks amazing. It doesn't get driven quite as much these days, but my brother has been using it lately.

Advertisement

When I got old enough to drive I told my parents I wanted one just like it. I realized that wasn't very practical (no cruise control or AC!) and my 01 Silverado has served me well over the last 9 years and 220,000 miles.