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Topical advertising: Towing

It’s always interesting to find a classic with a trailer hitch, we wonder what kind of adventures it has been on. Sometimes the answer is simple, many cars old and new are still used to tow a small trailer’s worth of branches or leaves to the landfill once or twice a year. Occasionally it’s a little more complicated and you find out that the car in question spent the first 15 years of its life meandering across Europe with a fully-equipped camper in tow.

Which classic car or truck would you trust the most to tow a trailer?

Audi Quattro

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BMW 5-Series (E12)

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Chevrolet Suburban

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Citroën Ami 6 wagon

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Citroën BX 19 TRS

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Datsun Cherry

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Datsun pickup

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International-Harvester Scout 800A

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Jeep Wagoneer

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Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3

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Mercedes-Benz 280GE

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Opel Admiral

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Saab 96

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Toyota Land Cruiser

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Volkswagen Caravelle

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Volvo 740 Turbo

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5 thoughts on “Topical advertising: Towing

  1. I have an ’87 Datsun/Nissan will have to try it, didn’t think it was a classic yet, in my personal experience my 1949 Chev. 5 window 1/2 ton with the “oil dipper” 216 that used 1 gallon of water and 1 litre of oil for every 1/2 tank of gas was unstoppable, did make the trailer a bit grimy though…

    • For all intents and purpose my definition of a classic is anything that’s over 25-years old, it doesn’t have to be rare or valuable. So I’d say the Datsun counts.

      I bet you can haul a house with the ’49 Chevy!

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