For Sale: 1954 GMC 100 in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

If you've been planning on building an old pickup, you should probably save yourself the usual aggravation and just buy this super-cool 1954 GMC 100 Restomod instead. Featuring an awesome patina presentation that's been frozen in time under clearcoat, a high-end custom interior, and a powerful Vortec V8 power plant all set atop a S10 chassis, it's an exciting bespoke build that checks all the right boxes.


The bodywork is 'patina', which is to say, it hasn't been treated to a shiny coat of new paint in a long time but rather sports something closer to its original color, aged by time and the sealed forever under shiny clearcoat. The combination of yellow paint, surface rust, chips, and scratches accrued for decades gives it a look of great age, and if this one was out in a field with the weeds growing around it, it wouldn't look out of place. But that isn't to say that it looks bad, as this truck was purposely curated for its character, and then set atop a lowered S10 chassis for an absolutely killer look. Looking closely, you'll see that the well-loved 'paint' hides nothing, but the panel gaps are fairly good, meaning someone spent some time intentionally making it look this way, and other than the deleted rear bumper nothing major has been altered off of the original GMC 3-window design. Instead, you get a look that will draw a crowd better than any restoration and a no worries finish that means this truck can go anywhere, any time without a second thought. Setting the 'new-meets-old' theme starts with an original horizontal-bar grille and steel bumper up front, which comes framed with modern 'projector' headlights, a full set of gorgeous oversized Coys are stuffed into the fat fenders, and the workhorse stepside bed is raised to clear the swapped-in S10 chassis and is finished with painted wood floorboards and bright chrome slats that hold them down.

In contrast to the exterior, the cabin was fully restored with modern components, although they didn't stray far from the vintage theme. A sculpted bench seat was swapped in and covered with an absolutely stunning custom upholstery kit that features supple hides, plaid inserts, and a trick drop-down cup holder section in the center of the seat. The headliner, door panel inserts, and kick panels were stitched to match, while all the exposed steel was neatly painted in glossy brown metallic that really pops inside. That includes the original metal dash, which now comes filled with a full array of Marshall digital/analog gauges, a Vintage Air A/C system cleverly installed underneath, and an ornate, dual-ring LeCarra steering wheel mounted atop a brightly polished tilt steering column. An 'LS' badge was integrated into the dash as well, just above the original 'GMC' embossed chrome ash tray - a clever way of tying together the old and the new inside. A tall Lokar shifter manages the 4L60E 4-speed transmission below, and it's been trimmed with a skirt that matches the seats, while the brown plush carpets are protected with a set of GMC floormats that look purposely dingy, yet another entry in the long list of clever components that went into this build.

As is the tradition with many resto-mod pickup builds, this GMC was given a new 5.7L Vortec V8 heart, which is a big step up over the original Stovebolt Six that likely lived there in 1954. With all the modern components and conveniences that come with a modern engine (including ease of accessibility and universal service), it's running great and strong as can be, and with the slick-black Vortec engine cover and cold-air intake system up front, it has a dressed-up look that doesn't upset its work-ready demeanor. Power steering and power front disc brakes were added during the build, both of which likely came with the S10 subframe that was grafted on to work in unison with the upgraded suspension parts that set this truck's wicked stance. A 4L60E 4-speed automatic is rugged and reliable, giving this truck the ability to still haul some gear and cruise at high speeds on the highway, and the 10-bolt rear end has friendly, highway-ready gears inside. Long-tube headers feed a throaty dual exhaust system that sounds fantastic and those blacked-out 'smoothie-style' Coys come adorned with chrome hubcaps and thin white-wall radials, finishing the custom look perfectly.


A slick 'patina' truck with all the right features, why would you build when you can buy today and start having fun immediately? Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1954 GMC 100
  • Listing ID: CC-1601627
  • Price: $58,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1954
  • Make:GMC
  • Model:100
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Interior Color:Brown and Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:592
  • Stock Number:5542-DFW
  • VIN:10124PZ1504
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

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