This Original 1953 GMC Dump Truck is the most solid and complete that I have ever seen. It is not restored, although at some point in its history (long ago) it was repainted. Factory color is dark teal, it is now powder blue.
Everything works as it should, but could use refreshing. All the small parts that are usually missing are there; ash tray, transmission cover plate, battery box cover, dome light, glove box door & oil air filter (although I think that there is a master cylinder fill cover, not there)
I was told by an n old car dealer that it is a 235CI. It is probably not the original one as it has a Chevy valve cover. Converted to 12V system. Everything runs as it should and the truck pulls strong.
There is one spot on the floor board where there are very minor pinholes of rust and the back corners have some bubbles where an older repair is showing. There is probably some minor perforation that has been repaired with bondo there.
There are a few minor dents and scrapes as this was used as a farm vehicle. All of the glass will need to be replaced. The speedodometer needle is broken, but works, odometer works. Could be showing the actual mileage 80,500.
The steel sided dump bed is a grain bed with the gate missing, not the traditional swing barn door. It has a wood floor, but has broken areas and would need to be replaced. The body has a tag on it from a professional truck body manufacturer, “Anthony Hydraulics” from Illinois.
Front tires are decent, with good tread; rear tires have dry rot, but hold air and have tread.
If you are looking for an extremely solid and complete place to start a restoration or just a fun toy to tinker with, this is the truck for you.
You could literally drive this truck home where ever you live, it runs that strong.
I will be happy to help with shipping or pick you up at the Williston or Minot Airport. I will be away until 9-4 for the holiday.
Please Call Jeff @ (206) 707-6602 to arrange showing.