Cars with truck beds are far from the most common things on the road today. In fact, there is currently no car manufacturer that produces any cars with truck beds, making them as much of a novelty as they are classic. There are several reasons why people like mixing the practicality of a pickup truck with the size of a car, but they didn’t quite have the buyers niche that manufacturers had hoped, making most of them obsolete and out of production within a few decades.
The well-known El Camino
When you mention a car with a truck bed, chances are the first thing that comes to mind is the Chevrolet El Camino. Many people today still love the novelty of the El Camino, though it isn’t often that you see it toting any impressive amount of cargo in the truck bed. Classified as a coupe utility muscle car, this sportster seems to be the best of all worlds.
A luxury option
Of course, we couldn’t forget about the Cadillac Mirage, available for just a short time. It was based on the popular station wagon of the brand, the Cadillac Coupe de Ville, with some custom touches that removed the wagon roof and turned the elongated body into a useable truck bed space. It was similar in style to the El Camino, but with that luxury Cadillac touch.
A forgotten favorite
If you are a fan of these truck-bed toting cars, you know of the forgotten fan-favorite the Dodge Rampage. Even the most enthusiastic Dodge fans often forget about the Rampage, but collectors know this vehicle is a true gem. It wasn’t particularly powerful like you might expect from the brand’s true muscle cars, but its style more than made up for its lack of power. Add on the practicality of a truck bed, and the Dodge Rampage was actually a pretty neat vehicle.
Car-based trucks are far from the most popular option on the market, and even though there are plenty of them that sit in antique car collections, we don’t expect to see any new ones being put into production.