Total invested: $0
Sale price: $4,200 + dinner
I never had any intention of owning a primer-gray pickup from the era when trucks were plain workhorses. I picked up this Ford at an auction to resell to a friend who’d been looking for one. The friend changed his mind — another lesson for me — and I was stuck with it. I put a “For Sale” sign in the window right away.
The steering felt kind of loose, but it ran great otherwise. I decided to drive it to wor...