For Sale: 1955 GMC Suburban in La Verne, California


Vehicle Description

1955 GMC SUBURBAN SECOND SERIES PICKUP STK #: C-803 Ultra RARE!! Only around 1,000 sold! When the Chevrolet/GMC truck fleet was redesigned for 1955, Chevy's Cameo Carrier was the acknowledged jewel of the lineup. Yet this similar second series 1955 GMC Suburban Pickup was every bit as interesting, perhaps more so. Like the Cameo Carrier, the 1955 GMC Suburban Pickup emphasized car-like comfort and convenience along with an upscale exterior appearance, all of which was a fresh take on the pickup-truck formula. But the 1955 GMC Suburban Pickup went a bit further, with available high-performance Pontiac V-8 power and a production total low enough to guarantee collector status. This fully (frame-on) restored factory turquoise truck shows a stout, droop-mouth grille with two hollow-tip bumper bullets, and a hood inset with a large GMC insignia. Features a full flush-side cargo box, which was a major innovation from a young GM designer named Chuck Jordan that was popular and trend-setting. Exterior styling also enjoys such classic 1950s cues as flow-through front fenderlines, a wraparound windshield, and hooded headlamps. The completely stock Suburban Pickup has special fiberglass rear fenders mounted to the sides of the stock cargo bed. It is a fully functional truck. It rides a 114-inch wheelbase and has a 6.5-foot-long cargo bed. The sturdy full-parallel frame has six crossmembers instead of the previous GMC pickup's four. It also has expanded track dimensions and longer leaf springs, front and rear than previous models. The base model 1955 GMC Suburban Pickup ran with the standard 248.5-cid, 125-horsepower six that had been used since 1953. Big selling points for both Chevy and GMC's 1955 truck lines were their first-ever optional V-8s. This GMC has the sought after 287.2-cid powerhouse from Pontiac, good for 155 bhp. Complete with the Hydra-matic transmission. Both engine and transmission have been rebuilt with no more than 50 miles on them! Production figures are where the Suburban and Cameo really part company: GMC intended its pickup as a promotional piece that would lure customers into showrooms, hence, a single-season production run of ONLY 300 units (one source claims 326). Cameo was a regular Chevy model, and output for 1955 was 5,219! Much less rare than this beautiful Suburban Pickup. If you are looking for a collector vehicle, this is the one for you! ***If you are viewing this on Facebook Marketplace, be sure go to our website to view all photos. (*** GIVE US A CALL @ 909-596-5700 WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. OUR BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM

Vehicle Details

  • 1955 GMC Suburban
  • Listing ID:CC-1374552
  • Price:$59,900
  • Location:La Verne, California
  • Year:1955
  • Make:GMC
  • Model:Suburban
  • Exterior Color:Turquoise
  • Interior Color:Turquoise/White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:14
  • Stock Number:C-803
  • VIN:1018CY2049

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American Classic Cars
2282 Arrow Hwy
La Verne, CA 91750