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1948 GMC Pickup
When comparing same size Chevy and GMC frames of the same year,
most people are unaware that the GMC frame is longer than the Chevy
frames. This is to accommodate the longer motor. Remember that GMC
engines were truck engines and not car engines adapted to trucks.
Full pressure oiling and inset bearings from 1939 make a GMC a
truck. 1947 and 1948 GMC 's light duty trucks used a completely
different inner fender setup and grille structure. Similar to the
big truck construction, they used a prop rod to support the grille
assembly and then a rubber diaphragm gasket through the front of
the inner fender to seal the opening. These grilles also have 3
For consignment, a nicely restored GMC pickup, with a neutral but
beautiful 2 tone paint job, straight panels, straight bed, and 5
With a gray cab, hood and bed sides, and contrasting black fenders,
running boards and large headlights, fronted by a fascinating
chromed horizontal 3 bar integrated grille, this truck drips with
late 1940's design. In 5 window form, plenty of clear vision is had
when driving. Chrome and trim is all beautiful and almost better
than new from the factory. Matching body color gray wheels are
adorned with red GMC Logo moon style polished chrome hubcaps, and
thin tire radials. A newly installed white oak wood bed is noted
and none of it has a mark on it.
Ribbed gun metal gray sprays the lower metal door panels, and dash.
Upper panels are cloth and in tan, and they match the seat. The
gray metal dash houses 2 round gauge clusters which is fronted by
the steering wheel. A few chromed metal knobs are seen within the
dash, which has an aftermarket AM Radio/Cassette unit neatly
mounted in the original trimmings on the dash. Below this is a
horizontal ribbed speaker housing which connects to the ashtray,
and glovebox. A buttoned and vertically tufted bench seat has gray
piping on the edges and stretches from door to door. A vinyl
headliner, and sprayed gun metal gray panels make up the interior
roof of the cab. Black carpet covers the floors, where we can also
see the long gear shift lever reaching towards the headliner. Note
of a heater on the passenger side.
Upon opening the long bulbous hood, we are met with a 228ci inline
6-cylinder engine, which may have gone through an earlier
restoration. This is topped by a 1-barrel carburetor, and an oil
bath air cleaner. A 4-speed manual transmission is attached to the
rear of the I6. The engine runs very well and this truck is nice to
A look at the underside of this truck on our lift, we note a solid
rust-free restored frame, painted black, floorpans and toe kicks in
good condition, and hanging side running boards that are solid.
Slight areas of mild surface rust and lots of patina are seen as
A vintage beautifully designed pickup, in nicely painted 2 tone
exterior and interior condition. In true GMC truck form, a larger
frame, and bigger engine than the Chevy, you'll be able to take a
load of hay to the market or go out on the town with the Mrs. ready
for "Pickup" here at Classic Auto Mall.
22468-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.
- Interior Color:Gray cloth
- Stock Number:1360