Welcome to another edition of Hooniverse Truck Thursday. Normally, I highlight some rather cool vintage rig for these postings, but every once in a while I will highlight a truck that can be used in other ways. This is one of those trucks…
Take a look at this 2005 Chevrolet 4500 Double Cab Truck that was designed as a Motorcycle Truck. Although the listing doesn’t say, I believe it was used for either a track side truck, or a conveyance to haul custom cycles around with. Either way, this is a bitchin’ truck that any race enthusiast can use. It has enough capacity to carry six full sized guys anywhere, with the driver perched on a suspension seat. It is utilitarian with the seats covered in a durable cloth, manual crank windows, and a rubber floor. You won’t fine a drop down video player, or a crankin’ stereo system (there’s not even a CD Player with the factory system), but it does have a backup camera.
Under the hood is a GM Duramax 6.6L V-8 Diesel, producing 300HP, backed up by an Allison 1000 5-speed Automatic. This is one of the most durable power-plants for the full-sized GM based pickup trucks, and it should prove just as durable in this package. This is a rear-wheel drive chassis, and not the optional 4WD, but with a rig like this, who cares?
It’s the box in the back that is the most appealing aspect of this package. Although it isn’t clear from the isting, this looks like either a 16 foot, or an 18 foot box (Not counting the attic above the cab). There is a low step access door on the curb side of the truck, with two barn doors at the rear. There is a fold-up seat on the left side of the box, with offsetting aluminum cabinets on the right. There is a seating area at the front, and a lot of storage in the attic. The floor is Hardwood, overhead cabinetry runs the length of the unit on each side, and this truck is so sanitary, you could actually live in it.
The rig looks like it is set up for towing, with an electric brake controller installed under the steering column. So, what could you use this rig for? How about towing your SCCA Sports car to track events with enough room inside the box to carry the myriad of space Lucas and SU parts to keep the damn thing on the track (Unless its a Miata, then you virtually need nothing…). If you Motocross, this thing could trailer two or three bikes, and the inside could store spare engines, tires, spare frames, practically anything. And of course, if you thing is the 24-Hours-of-LeMons, you could haul your crapcan to and from the track, with the box carrying spare everything to keep it running.
This truck has only 13,000 miles on the clock, and the Buy-it-Now price is $59,990. Yes that is a lot of money, and I bet the dealer will take considerably less, but look at it. Tool boxes everywhere, aluminum cabinetry to keep all of your tools in place, room to crash, and room to party at the track. Oh look, there are plugs so that you can post blogs while attending the event….. See the original eBay listing here.