I've said it many times before: the only things that were genuinely better in the olden days are electric kettles and American pick-up trucks. The kettles didn't break as often and the trucks just looked better.
By way of an example, here's a Chevy Cheyenne from '71, spotted for sale at Gateway Classics in Nashville. Yours for $30k or so. How nice is that?
Bear in mind that if you buy an old pick-up in Tennessee, it isn't necessarily yours. Tammy Wynette could turn up at your door claiming it's hers.