1979-1989 Toyota Pickup
Credit: Toyota

Known as one of the world's most reliable and indefatigable vehicles, the Toyota Pickup (or Hilux) is beloved by South American ranchers, African UN aid workers, and Middle Eastern warlords. The earlier first- and second-generation trucks have oddball semi-Italianate styling, but they weren't available with four-wheel drive. The later trucks became bloated and bland. This slightly curvaceous third generation is the one you want.