Posted: May 13, 2021 / 12:06 am EDT
Updated: May 13, 2021 / 12:06 AM EDT
Where are all the new trucks?
This is what more and more buyers are asking themselves after visiting dealers with fewer and fewer pickups on their properties.
A dealership usually looks full of its hottest selling vehicles, pickup trucks.
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But as photos from the Wall Street Journal show, many car dealerships are now empty where those trucks should be parked.
Instead, Ford is now parking thousands of brand new F-150 pickups on Kentucky Speedway, as well as many parking lots in Detroit, waiting for computer chips.
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Pat and Mike Roeder discovered them first.
“We saw the trucks arrive last week and suddenly the entire parking lot was full,” said Pat Roeder.
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The chip shortage devastated a year that should be a great year for auto sales. Popular pickups and SUVs are running out as manufacturers struggle to get parts.
The council of dealerships?
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“If you see one and think you want it, you should grab it because it may be gone.”
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Auto website The Drive says that old ’70s or’ 80s Ford and Chevy pickups that used to sell for $ 5,000 are now selling for $ 50,000 or more!
If you got rid of an old pickup a few years ago, you could say it stinks.
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The hottest classic car right now is also the hottest new car: pickup trucks.
And they sell as soon as they hit the lot so act fast so you don’t waste your money.