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A Disco Era Texas Cowboy What happened to all the goofy decal packages from back in the day? Where did all the lifted Blazers go that had the big old eagle down the side of them? Remember when the Mustang II had that giant Cobra on the hood, not unlike the Firebirds from the same era? Dodge even offered a Super Coupe package on the Aspen. Sure, every small block V8 made under one hundred and fifty horsepower back then, but they looked mean. Want more power? Good news is, the big block was still relevant and available on the option sheet. The bad news is, a big block made about two hundred horsepower, and guzzled fuel like a football fan in a beer helmet. About ten years ago, I was walking through an auto wrecker, and I came across a disco era hybrid. Sitting gloriously atop four concrete blocks was probably the rustiest Plymouth Volare I had ever seen. The paint that was left on it was a sparkly copper color, and the white half-vinyl top matched the diamond tufted interior real nice. A shaker scoop from a Firebird was cut through the hood and riveted on with the utmost of care, and surrounding that shaker scoop was the giant “flaming chicken” decal from the same Firebird. What was under that hood? A leaning tower of power 225 slant six, of course. With cars accessorized that properly, it only made sense to offer the same thing on a truck, right? Dodge probably has the most recognizable example of a disco era pickup, the Little Red Express. Coming in dead last is a pretty cool pickup that no one has ever heard of, the Free Wheeling Ford. GMC falls somewhere in the middle, mostly because they offered dozens of various pickup decal packages, a lot of them only available regionally. My favourite (I think) is the GMC Amarillo. First, it’s named after a town in Texas, a state that loves a good pickup. Second, the Amarillo package itself was offered in three unique levels. I’m not sure what a new pickup would have been worth tracts like crazy all week. 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For around double the price, the Amarillo GT added a roof spoiler, moulded front air dam, leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome side pipe exhaust, bigger tires, and the very same wheels that the Duke boys used to run on the General Lee (painted orange, of course). The Amarillo GT couldn’t have gotten any more stylish, but it did lack in the creature comforts and luxuries. Enter the Amarillo GT Cowboy Cadillac (not even joking, that was the name). It had a fancy headliner, nicer door panels, plush carpeting, a “Trucker’s Lounge” highback seat, and the nicest AM/FM radio that Delco had lying around in their inventory. Outside, it looked identical to the Amarillo GT, with a leather tonneau cover as an added bonus. The Cowboy Cadillac package increased the price of the truck by around forty percent, which is why you’ve probably never heard of it. The only thing it was missing was about three hundred additional horsepower, something no amount of money could buy in 1979. 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