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Make Money With an Old Pickup

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Forget about investing in gold or diversifying your stock portfolio. If you really want to make a good investment in your future (and own a cool pickup truck), now is the time to invest in a classic pickup.

According to YahooAutos, this is the best time in a long time to get into classic pickups because they are not only holding their value better than some of the classic muscle cars and sports cars of yesteryear, in some cases they're doubling their value in just five years. Classic Studebakers, Fords, GMCs and Internationals from the 1930s, '40s and '50s are fairly reasonable to purchase (meaning $20,000 to $40,000) and can rise in value quickly. And if recent auction activity is any indication, making your money back after you've done some restoration and maintenance is pretty easy.

So keep your eye open for those classic pickups that hide in neighborhood garages or at the family farm. Then all you have to do is convince your spouse this is an investment for your future, practically guaranteed to pad your bank account should you decide to sell it down the road.

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