This was my first “vintage” truck, and it wasn’t a bad one. I bought it from a Navy guy just down the street from our rental in Whidbey’s armpit, Oak Harbor.
It wasn’t a genuine Ford Highboy–the post title refers to the exhaust leak, which combined with a slight weep from the in-cab petrol tank, made for a rather light-headed driving experience.
It’s kinda amazing to me that a loud exhaust in nothing but annoying from a spectator standpoint, but is enjoyable when you’re the one making the noise. You could easily hear this truck from a couple of blocks away due to the straight pipes.
In the end, Allie wanted to be able to drive the truck if she needed to, and this one had a standard gearbox, which precluded that. It was also rusty as heck underneath, so it wouldn’t have been worth fixing up, to me. Sold it almost instantly for $700…I had people clamoring for it.