Friday, July 19, 2013
Took this pic at the weekend car show.
Love the Model TT. It was an inexpensive everyman's truck. I currently own two Ford Rangers I use for work. One is the base model, an '01 with all vinyl, and the little four cylinder. It's inexpensive, economical and underpowered, but will run forever on a tank of gas and bulletproof. It was the modern version of Henry Ford's Tin Lizzy pickup.
Sadly, Ford discontinued the whole Ranger line in the US a few years ago. The base Ranger sold for around $13,500 brand new. Now Ford buyers, interested in a small economical truck will have to buy the F-150. Nice truck, but will cost at least $21,000.
I've been driving Fords for twenty-five years, but sadly when I need to replace my smaller trucks, I may be forced to buy a Toyota. Or maybe I'll just retire, move to Key west where I'll fish all morning and sell T-shirts in the afternoon.
Grandpa Walton used to drive a Model TT when he hauled a load of freshly milled lumber down to Ike Godsey's General Store. If Grandpa Walton was a pimp he'd probably driven the red model, lowered with twenty inch chrome spinners. I always suspected Grandpa Walton was a closet Gangsta' Rapper and was secretly banging the Baldwin Sisters.