When I get my truck paid off I am going to start to look for an old GMC or Chevy. Something in the 50's era. Put big power under the hood. My dream would be the 572 but it will most likely be more like a 5.3 or a 383 stroker. And I would lower it. Yes I said it! I like those trucks riding low. It is against my nature to like lowered trucks but that body style looks mean as hell riding low. A 4 link out back to make it handle like it is on rails.
To me gas is like paying taxes. You have to pay no matter the price of it.