Lot 196 - 1959 GMC 370 ‘Flatbed’
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £28,840|
- £50,000 restoration
- Can be driven on standard driving license
The Chevrolet Task Force was Chevrolet's successor to the Advance Design series. The Task Force series ran from late 1955 (second series) through 1959. At GMC dealers, it was called the Blue Chip series. The 1955 second series offered standard options and add-ons such as 12-volt electrical systems, Chevrolet’s first V8 engine since 1915 (265 cubic inches), and Fleetside beds in 1958. Commercial trucks and various other heavy-duty models were available.
This stunning customised ‘flatbed’ truck has undergone a detailed and expensive £50,000 restoration by the renown specialists, Adam Redding Classic Cars in South Buckinghamshire in 2018 (photos of restoration can be seen in the history file). The body was taken right back to bare metal and resprayed and looks fabulous, the interior is new as is the dashboard and door cards. It is based on a RV chassis and is powered by a big block Ford 460, 7.3 litre V8, mated to an automatic gearbox with Hurst shifter, which sounds fantastic via its mighty looking twin chrome exhausts which tower above the truck behind the cab. This versatile semi-commercial truck can be driven on a standard driving license and is fitted with an electric winch which could be used to haul up your classic vehicle to take to shows or to be utilised for commercial use, depending on reason to purchase. This vehicle is tax and MoT exempt, looks stunning, sounds stunning and has great performance to match its looks.
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