- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 216.5ci I6
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
1941 GMC Series 100
1941 GMC Series 100
Beginning in 1920, GMC and Chevrolet trucks became largely similar, built as variants of the same platform, sharing much the same body sheetwork, except for nameplates and grilles – though their differences, especially engines, have varied over the years. GMC advertising marketed its trucks to commercial buyers and businesses, whereas Chevrolet's advertising was directed towards private owners. Beginning in 1928, GMCs used Pontiac's 186 cu in six-cylinder engines in their lighter trucks. Medium-duty trucks relied on Oldsmobile straight-6 engines, while the heaviest trucks used GMC's own "Standard Big Brute" engine. From 1939 to 1974 GMC had its own line of six-cylinder engines, first the inline sixes known as "Jimmy's" from 1939 to 1959, and then their own V6 from 1960 until 1974, of which a V8 and a V12 version also existed. Additionally, from 1955 through 1959, the less than 2-ton, domestic GMC gasoline trucks were equipped with Pontiac V8s, and Oldsmobile V8s—whereas the Canadian models used Chevrolet engines. GMC dealerships were partnered with Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Buick dealerships.
A design from pre-WWII, restored in 2013 by Jason's Repair & Performance and then professionally maintained since by the likes of Dawgz Customs and Borneman's Restorations and Customs and still showing well reflecting the quality of the work performed this truck with a stunning color, straight steel, and eye-catching woodworking. A full history of all work performed will be included with the purchase. These days this truck is more comfortable taking you to the local country club, than hauling hay to the barn.
With a blue cab, hood, completely new bed, and curvaceous fenders, contrasting Minwax Special Walnut stained running boards and large semi-integrated headlights with chrome trim rings and black housing that melt back into the fenders, fronted by a fascinating blacked out horizontal and vertical bar integrated grille, this truck drips with 1940's design. A few flaws are notable in the paint, those being some inclusions and paint bubbling. Chrome and trim are all beautiful and nearly better than from the factory. Complimenting black steel wheels are adorned with GMC logo moon style polished chrome hubcaps, and black sidewall tires. A newly installed wonderfully walnut stained wood bed is noted and has new in 2018 Mar-K stainless bed strips. A blue custom roll pan provides the backdrop for the rear of this hauler. Hanging proudly above is an embossed GMC tailgate and to either side we see small taillights sitting in chrome bezels.
Body matching blue sprays the metal door panels, and dash. Surrounded by taupe steel, a tan background rectangular form houses the simple white numbered gauge cluster in front of the huge black steering wheel. A few coffee colored bakelite knobs are seen within the dash. Providing room for 3 is an upgraded tuck and roll black vinyl seat that looks perfectly at home as it stretches door to door with added lap belts. A black cardboard headliner and sprayed blue panels make up the interior roof and rear wall of the cab. Utilitarian rubber in black covers the floors.
Opening either side of the center hinged hood, we can see a perfectly restored and rebuilt in black 216ci inline 6-cylinder popper with a 1-barrel carburetor lurking under an oil bath air cleaner and a ribbed and polished Offenhauser aluminum valve cover. This mill was rebuilt in 2017 and has only accrued a mere 100 miles since the rebuild. A 4-speed non-synchronized manual transmission is attached to the rear of the I6 and a rear axle weighing in with a 3.55 ratio carries this hauler and its load down the road. All wonderfully restored and looking even better than the day it was delivered to its 1st owner. Of note, an optional oil filter canister was added during the restoration as well as a rebuilt carburetor, new starter and new alternator.
Due to the restoration quality, the only fault to remark about underneath is some minor surface rust on the suspension components and frame. The strong frame provides the backbone for the original style suspension, which is a leaf spring set up for both the front and rear. Black continues with solid flooring and more meticulously stained running boards and we see the same quality of staining work performed on the underside bed boards as seen above. Drum brakes give us the stopping power on all 4 corners and a single stock style exhaust system handles spent fossil removal effectively. We see a new fuel tank under the bed with a functional sending unit and a rebuilt steering box as well.
A fine and nicely preserved working truck is always a pleasure to drive, as it has a certain charm that cannot be replicated by any new vehicle and that always brings a smile to my face. This truck did not disappoint on the performance front with smooth acceleration, good easy shifting, and it got me down the road. All functions were in working order thanks to the multitude of capable hands employed during the restoration and repairs.
A vintage beautifully designed pickup, in absolutely wonderful condition, very nice paint, an overall great restoration, has literally made a silk purse out of a sow's ear. “With a cluck cluck here and a moo moo there” I'll see you at the country club! It is now ready for “pickup” at the Classic Auto Mall.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.
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