Originally Posted by nafets
I know what you mean and at the end of the day I'd rather have the resto mod truck than the new thing with all the electronics. Tom T, the reason I'm going with truck is because I'm a real estate agent. It allows me to hang a real estate post outside the truck bed with my name and phone number on it. I've always loved the idea of free advertising that way.
My Dad was in real estate too & used a magnetic sign on the doors of his classic car & our old family 1967
Chevy C20 3/4T pick-up (bought new, sold early 80's, rebought & restored late 1990's, & then resold in the mid 2000's shortly before his `08 passing). I'm in RE Dev & Consulting, so not such a need to advertize that way.
Today you could probably do a vinyl wrap sign on any vintage car/truck.
Okay, so if you want to also cart clients to justify the deduction of this vintage vehicle, then only a vintage SUV will give you the seats for that, since crew cabs were few & far between (& mostly govt. & military & working trucks at that).
So I'd say that a vintage car that is set up to tow could also work for you, just with a more refined "sign" (e.g.: with either vinyl/wrap or magnetic signs) - than one on a post in the truck bed's stake hole!
It's then also a biz deduction as the advertizing + able to cart clients around, but verify with your tax guy.