At one time, we published news about the 20th anniversary of an interesting car from the Brazilian company Tropical, which is a mixture of a Ford F-250 pickup truck and a Ford Focus sedan. And to continue the topic, we want to talk about other unusual locally made pickup trucks that we managed to photograph on the streets of Rio de Janeiro almost 17 years ago.
Our story opens with an interesting model, the Ford F-1000 (there are also such indices for the Brazilian market) – this is a pickup truck, which is equipped with a stylish superstructure from the local Walk studio.
The design highlight of the superstructure is the side windows, which go down all the way to the middle of the body.
And this is a model from the Tropical company we have already mentioned above. It is a huge all-wheel drive station wagon, which is built on the basis of a Ford F-350 pickup truck.
As for off-road sedans, the brainchild of a local manufacturer, the SR Deserter XK, deserves special attention.
And this photo shows a Ford Rampa, apparently with a 4×2 wheel arrangement, which attracts attention with a bright red body with a superstructure behind the main cabin.
The Ford Courier is known in Europe as a delivery van, but in Brazil it is a compact pickup truck, which is often equipped with fiberglass superstructures.
And this is an Opel Corsa flying out, only with an open cargo platform. This car is called Chevrolet Corsa. This model also has a successor – the Chevrolet ConQuest pickup truck, which is distinguished by more muscular forms.
On the streets of Rio de Janeiro there are also pickup trucks specially converted for transporting tourists. These cars, like the presented Chevrolet D10, no longer have a cargo compartment behind the cabin, but sofas along the sides. There is a tubular frame for the awning on top, and handrails at the back for easy boarding and disembarking.
Tourists are also transported by such colorful SUVs as this Jeep Wagoneer, which is based on a 1962 model.
And, of course, we’ll talk about real workers. These are not only pickup trucks, but also light trucks with flatbeds and special body superstructures, which work in various industries – construction, public utilities and, of course, the distribution of various goods.