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1949 GMC Stepside Series 100

Lot No.: 363

Registration: YVL791
Chassis Number: A228256560
Engine Number: Not specified
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3736
Year of Manufacture: 1949
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Sold for (£): Unsold

 

  • Half-ton pick-up truck powered by a 3.7-litre straight-six engine
  • Restored in Ohio in 2011 and has covered just 1,400 miles since
  • Imported to the UK in 2013 and supplied with a UK V5c
  • Engine rebuild in Feb '17 by an American truck specialist in Hampshire
  • A stylish classic truck approaching 70 but still up for a bit of fun

 

Pickup trucks have been a mainstay in popular culture in the USA from their inception and when General Motors added the GMC brand name during WW1, along with Chevrolet, it allowed the two marques to share vehicle platforms, and be marketed to separate audiences; GMC focused more towards commercial use, selling trucks through General Motors dealerships that also offered Buick, Pontiac and Oldsmobile, whilst Chevrolet sold through their own dealership network and aimed at private owners. For a period between 1939 to 1950, GMC trucks were manufactured at the plant in Pontiac Michigan, before moving to the GM truck plants in Oakland California and St Louis Missouri,

Presented here is a 1949 GMC ‘Stepside’ Series 100 half-tonne truck powered by a 3.7-litre inline six-cylinder engine. Superbly restored in Ohio in 2011 by a Mr J. Duber, the truck then went on to be shown at the Concours d'Elegance of the 16th Annual Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles.

The vehicle was imported to the UK and registered with the DVLA in September 2014 obtaining registration ‘YVL 791’ in the process. Having covered just 1,400 miles since its restoration, this truck is presented in super condition throughout – you only need to look in the back to see the quality of finish on the wooden loading bay. 

Offered with a UK V5c, this American truck is the perfect ride to take you to Wheels Day in Aldershot in April, where it will be amongst many of its fellow natives!