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3 1960 Crofton Bug:After Crosley went belly-up in ’52, Crofton Marine Engineering bought rights to the Crosley engine and started making this slightly-revised version of the Jeep-like Crosley Farm-O-Road vehicle. This little utility pickup could average 44 to 46-mpg, and hit 48 to 50-mpg when conditions were right.

2 1964-1966 Chevrolet El Camino: In 1964, the El Camino returned after a 4-year hiatus and shrunk from a full-car-size truck to a boxy pickup the size of a Gen 1 intermediate car. It was a beauty as far as styling went and could be had with an economical — for the time — inline six. The 194 cubic-inch 120-horse engine was good for about 20-mpg on the highway and around 14-mpg in stop-and-go city driving.

1 1961-1971 International Harvester Scout Pickup: Making its debut in 1961 was the Scout, a Jeep-like utility that helped kick start the modern four-wheel-drive craze. The base model was a convertible with a 5-foot long pickup box and soft, hard and TravelTop bed cover options. The 151.84 cubic-inch 93-hp four cylinder was made from half of a V8. Fuel economy, in normal driving, was in the 25-28-mpg range.

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