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The more streamlined design was due to Studebaker developing this pickup off of the popular Dictator passenger car series.

Consider this the forefather of the Ranchero and other car-based pickups that came on the scene some 20 years later.

The FC (Forward Control) took inspiration from larger cab-forward trucks to imply brute utility, and it was predominately marketed to municipalities and commercial clients.

They are presented in no particular order, but I assure you that at least one or two will get stuck in your brain. Studebaker made commercial vehicles starting in 1914 up through 1964.

When most truck people hear Willys or Willys-Overland, they think of the "jeep-like" Willys models made from 1946 to 1965.

As part of a brilliant marketing move to continue its relationship with returning servicemen after the war, Willys developed wagons, pickups, and even a convertible (the Jeepster) based on their wartime CJ Series.

While just about every car geek is familiar with classic pickups like the '40 Ford, Series 1 and 2 Chevys, and perhaps even more unique 4x4s by Marmon-Herrington (mostly for Ford) and Napco (mostly for Chevy and GMC), chances are many are unaware of the niche orphans and forgotten variants on this list.

So let's take a moment to celebrate and consider these lesser-known design classics.