American Light Trucks and Utility Vehicles, 1967–1989

Every Model, Year by Year

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About the Book

The truck’s role in American society changed dramatically from the 1960s through the 1980s, with the rise of off-roaders, the van craze of the 1970s and minivan revolution of the 1980s, the popularization of the SUV as family car and the diversification of the pickup truck into multiple forms and sizes. This comprehensive reference book follows the form of the author’s popular volumes on American cars. For each year, it provides an industry overview and, for each manufacturer, an update on new models and other news, followed by a wealth of data: available powertrains, popular options, paint colors and more. Finally, each truck is detailed fully with specifications and measurements, prices, production figures, standard equipment and more.

About the Author(s)

J. “Kelly” Flory, Jr., is a claim analyst and longtime car enthusiast. He lives in Lenexa, Kansas.

Bibliographic Details

J. “Kelly” Flory, Jr.
Format: hardcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 1472
Bibliographic Info: 1300 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7540-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2652-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  v
Abbreviations and Terminology  ix
Preface  1
Introduction  6
1967  21
1968  69
1969  117
1970  165
1971  214
1972  268
1973  324
1974  381
1975  441
1976  500
1977  559
1978  618
1979  682
1980  747
1981  808
1982  869
1983  931
1984  993
1985  1060
1986  1126
1987  1192
1988  1259
1989  1327
Appendices:
I. Minor Makes and Replicars  1397
II. History of Captive Imports and American-Built Import Brand Light-Duty Vehicles, 1967–1989  1399
III. Indianapolis 500 Race Support Vehicles and Annual Award Winners  1400
IV. Option Groups and Packages  1404
V. NHTSA and FMVSS  1436
VI. Tire Sizes and Identification  1437
VII. Aftermarket Conversions  1438
VIII. Concept Vehicles  1443
IX. Manufacturer Logos  1451
Bibliography  1455
Index  1457

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “When the editorial staff at Hemmings needs to verify something hard and fast, where do we go? Plenty of times, to the exhaustively researched, year-by-year reference books of Kelly Flory…. Flory’s works are our go-to books. They are incredibly good”—Hemmings Motor News