Classic truck television commercials are some of our favorite things around here. From the wacky stunts that they had the trucks perform to the claims that were made in the ads, there’s entertainment and fun in every single one of them. Here we have a 1972 Chevy C20 hooked up to and pulling a near half-million pound 747 airplane.
First, the truck. This thing is 100% BangShift approved. The iconic two tone orange and white paint job, the high riding stance of a period four wheel drive, the white steel wheels, and the general vibe of the rig are literally perfect. The ad says that the truck has a 350ci engine and a Turbohydramatic transmission. We’re guessing that’s a Turbo 400 for the purposes of this demonstration. They also mention that the truck is loaded with its maximum 7500lb payload capacity. Call us crazy but we have never seen a truck loaded capacity that doesn’t droop even a little. Have you? We’re wondering what gear ratios arena the axles as well. Not hating, just raising a couple of questions!
This is a fun watch and if we could have Santa leave us one thing tonight, this 1972 Chevy C20 would be it (but with a big block and a four speed).