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The U.S. is going gaga over mid-size pickup trucks right now, and VW, Ford, and Hyundai may bring some compact trucks into the fold soon. And while that’s exciting in its own right, what I want to know is: When are the utes making a comeback? This 1973 GMC Sprint is basically a rebadged Chevy El Camino, with both cars sharing gigantic V8 engines that could be mated to manual transmissions sending power to the rear wheels. That setup is all anyone needs in this world, isn’t it?


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David Tracy

Writer, Jalopnik. 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, 1985 Jeep J10, 1948 Willys CJ-2A, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1992 Jeep Cherokee auto, 1991 Jeep Cherokee 5spd, 1976 Jeep DJ-5D, totaled 2003 Kia Rio