Show trucks are beautiful, whether you’re admiring them being tricked out on TV, or you’re at a local exhibition and admiring the different beautiful trucks on display. When one passes you on the street headed to a show or just a Sunday show-off drive you have to look and admire it. To truck lovers, a show truck is a like a work of art on wheels.
Can You Have Your Own Show Truck?
There’s no reason you can’t own a show truck if you’d like to have one. If you already own a truck, you could have it customized and enter it into shows and exhibitions. Or you could purchase one already customized and add some of your own favorite enhancements to it. You could even go for the big guns and look at Peterbilt show trucks for sale or customize your own semi truck, if you have one. Remember, you’ll need a CDL license to be able to drive your custom semi truck to a show, so if you don’t own one and you’re looking to buy a show semi, that’s a big consideration.
Show Trucks From Custom Classic Trucks
A large number of show trucks in those local displays you’ll find are custom classic trucks. These are the cream of the crop because those models and makes are becoming rare as they age. So many people owned them originally and drove them as they would any other vehicle. The ones that have been preserved are the true gems of show trucks.
If you’d really like a show truck and you can find a classic truck for sale, you could have hit the mother lode. As long as it’s in good shape or you can afford to get it into good shape, you can really have fun with the customizations and end up with a very special classic show truck that can turn everyone’s head.
Getting Exposure For Your Show Truck
You could even make money with it. While there are shows and competitions where vehicles are compared and judged where you could possibly win prizes, there’s always the option of your truck being used in a television commercial, series or even a movie. Contact any agents in your local area and ask if they’d be interested in a picture of your classic show truck. If your vehicle’s really special, that’s a good way to get more exposure for it.
Peterbilt Show Trucks
If you’re interested in Peterbilt trucks, then shop just as carefully as you would for any used vehicle and have it inspected by a mechanic. If you’re having a semi customized, you’ll need the VIN number to get the correct parts, and you’ll also want to take the same precautions as you would with any customization. You might even be more cautious because of the higher cost of the truck.
Ask for references and pictures of semis that the garage has customized into show trucks so you can see the kind of work they do. With any show truck customization, whether it’s a semi or a lifted truck, plan everything ahead so you’ll know what it costs, and there won’t be any surprises near the end of the process.