Ian said it's unlikely that unnecessary money would be spent on a work vehicle
To keep it in context, the number plate on the vehicle, in the opening post, has been confirmed as Dutch, pre 1932.
Bling wasn't even a word then. In Australia it was almost unheard of to tart up a truck, until the '70s, heck, a lot of them were unloved, unwashed, unsafe and only treated as a tool.
Subjectivity, bling can demonstrate a pride of ownership and be indicative of regular maintenance. If that deters unwanted scrutiny, it's an investment.
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