Bella was hesitant about the truck at first when Charlie told her about it, worried that it would cost too much money to keep up and that it might be in bad condition, but as soon as she saw it, she knew it was perfect for her.
Both Edward and Charlie were worried about the truck making the trip up to Seattle from Forks, though Bella only worried about how much gas it would take.
It's described as a 50's-60's faded red/orange truck, bought by Billy Black in the 80's and frequently repaired by both himself and Jacob. Billy didn't want to sell it, but lost his need for it when he became disabled. On Stephenie Meyer's website, it is said that her truck is a 1953 Chevy Pick-up truck.
In the movie, Bella's truck is a 1963 Chevy StepSide C-10 pickup.
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined
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While Beau was turning into a vampire, the Cullens decided to fake his death and spare his parents' the danger and heartache. They put a dead body inside the truck, then "veered it down a ravine somewhere in Nevada". The truck burst into flames, along with the body inside.