300 Dump Truck
1950 GMC 300 Dump Truck
1950 GMC 300 Dump Truck
The 1950 GMC truck is a slightly bigger, more powerful and stronger version of the 1950 Chevrolet truck. The GMC and Chevrolet trucks shared identical transmissions, suspension, and bodies, but the GMC featured a thicker frame and larger engine. Chevy pickups shared its engines with General Motors' automotive lines. GMC had specially manufactured truck engines. Although GMC and Chevrolet shared most of the same sheet metal, GMCs had a distinctive grille, tailgate, hubcaps and exterior colors. The 1950 GMC base engine for the half-ton pickup was the 228-cubic-inch in-line six-cylinder. In contrast, the base Chevrolet model featured the smaller 216.5-cubic-inch straight-six.
Most trucks of the vintage era were used hard and ran to the end of their life. When one comes up with low miles, a good body and fully functional it is a true rarity. Here for your viewing and working pleasure we give you a 1950 GMC 300 dump truck. Fully functional and sporting a mere 23,300 consignor stated original miles this truck is ready to work, show or promote your business.
All business here, the body and dump bed are both slathered in a medium blue hue that shows some chip marks, fading and overall wear. Pontoon style fenders and a long flowing hood have their blue paint only broken up by silver painted GMC emblems. Round marker lights ride atop the fenders and are above the headlights sans trim rings that flank the blue painted grill assembly. Blue steel running boards flow from behind the fenders and give easy entry to the passenger compartment. A heavy-duty blue steel dump box sits on the back of the truck and is decorated with Schnure decals on both sides and a larger decal on the tailgate. Large white mud flaps protect the drivers behind you from flying rocks and debris kicked up by the dual rear 6.25-20 tires mounted on blue steel wheels. The tailgate shows some surface rust but is structurally intact and ready to work. A heavy-duty hitch assembly hangs between the low mounted taillights and is ready to haul your trailer and backhoe. Complete utilitarian here boys and girls.
Swinging open the all steel door we are greeted with more utilitarianism on the inside of doors. Champagne colored steel panels make up the lower 2/3rd of the doors and up top is a simple vinyl panel that houses the window crank and door release handle. A coffee colored vinyl bench seat stretches from door to door and can accommodate 3 passengers with ease. A black steering wheel fronts the very basic dash that is made up of two chrome ringed circles, one containing vital engine monitoring gauges and the other a speedometer. The rest of the dash is made up of ribbed panels that would have housed a radio speaker, (radio delete here folks), and a glovebox. This is topped by a chrome strip up top that is a call out to what truck you're in "General Motors Truck". A black vinyl floor covering is down below and displays in used condition with the gear shifter, parking brake, and PTO engagement levels protruding.
Under the massive hood lies the heart of the truck. A well patinia ridden but great running 248ci inline 6-cylinder mill topped by a 1-bbl carb making 110hp lies within backed up by a 3-speed manual transmission. A heavy-duty rear axle assembly is on the back and ready for whatever you can throw at it or in the truck for that matter.
While too massive to fit on our lift we do note 4-wheel manual drum brakes, single exhaust to expel spent fossils, and heavy duty leaf spring suspension all around. Other than the usual surface rust there is no invasive cancer to note, some leaks are present but nothing to be alarmed about. All pivot points in the chassis and dump assembly have been recently greased. She's ready to work boys!!!
The truck fired to life and performed well on our test track here at the Classic Auto Mall. I almost felt like a big rig driver behind the wheel and this drive was more my speed versus driving a circa 1978 White Freightliner, truck driving school was over... I thoroughly enjoyed myself on the drive as the truck has adequate acceleration, respectable bias free braking and was surprisingly easy to drive. I noticed that the driver's door window does not want to stay fully up on its own and will need some repair or wedges to stay fully extended. The PTO for the dump bed was also tested and it performs swimmingly....I harken back to my younger days in the sandbox with my Tonka trucks, I'm living the dream kids!!!
A worker, show-er, goer, or a great promotional piece for your business, the choice is yours! Great style and performance for a big truck that we're proud to have in our hallowed halls. Come visit the Classic Auto Mall and you too may be the one to finally have your own life-sized Tonka Truck to enjoy.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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.