CLASSIC AMERICANA, 6 CYL, SOLID BODY, EXC ORIG PATINA GRAPHICS, RUNS GR8, FUN!
Much of the allure of a vintage pickup is the connection to its history of putting America to work. So it doesn't get any better when you find a 1950 GMC 100 with a rare five-window body and cool Pennzoil service livery.
You're probably wondering if those graphics are authentic, right? Well, here are the facts... There is still a lube shop today at the address in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and that paint looks pretty darn original. It's got that perfect patina appearance and details that will have people pouring every inch of this one. Just look at the truck bed. The wood has been perfectly worn from years of light duty work. There was even a checkers board painted on the tailgate to keep people entertained and interacting generations before anyone every thought about smartphones. All the right trim is present, including the hood ornament, spotlight, and two-piece wheel coverings. This makes for one very cool and period-correct GMC, and that's before they even notice this is a rare, desireable five-window cab.
The interior is still working class all the way, but that's all part of the vintage truck appeal. The brown cover on the bench seat adds a hint of sophistication to go with this truck's industrial toughness. The factory heater was a nice luxury to warm you on your way home from the job decades ago, and now it's a nice original piece to show off to your friends (the blower motor does still work too). When you grip the well-worn original steering wheel, you feel an instant connection to all the previous generations that relied on this GMC for work. And just in case you needed another reminder of this truck's heritage, there are Pennzoil mats on the floor.
The tribute to Pennzoil is continued under the hood where the radiator shroud and horn proudly support of the oil company named after its Pennsylvania heritage. Even the block, valve covers, and oil bath air cleaner have been painted the corporate red. Beyond the cool tribute, this is the period-correct 228 cubic-inch inline six motor. It's great for torque, and good maintenance (likely with plenty of Pennzoil) means it fires up easily. As expected, this kind of classic engine has a fantastic old truck exhaust note that chugs along like a freight train. For that added touch of era-correct fun, the motor is mated to a three-speed column shift manual transmission.
Cool, affordable, and an absolute hoot to take to the car shows, this GMC is a rare opportunity at a unique vintage pickup. Whether your father or grandfather owned a service station back in the day, or you just love the cool tradition this one embodies, don't miss out. Call today!!
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Suspension
- Single I-Beam w/ leaf springs
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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