My career was in the auto salvage business, where most of our inventory was purchased from insurance companies as total losses. This truck was stolen off a dealer’s lot and the engine removed. Since it was brand new (it had clocked 10 miles) they counted it as a total. I bought it from the insurance company and sold it to my father-in-law. He subsequently, over the next few years, installed a Cummins 5.9 diesel engine in the truck. The truck was hardly ever driven other than short local rides.
Fast forward a few years to 2022, when my father-in-law, suffering from dementia, passed away. His daughter Pamela, (my wife) and I inherited the truck and shipped it to our home on the garden isle of Kauai. The truck still has less than 10,000 miles on it. It is a joy to drive!