Lot 247 - 1970 GMC K-Series Pick-up Truck (Long Bed)

Lot 247 - 1970 GMC K-Series Pick-up Truck (Long Bed)

Lot 247 - 1970 GMC K-Series Pick-up Truck (Long Bed)

Lot Number 247
Registration TUX 143H
Chassis Number CE2341 Z 70926
Odometer reading 17,145 miles
Estimate £17,000 - £21,000
Result Sold - £15,848

GMC was founded in 1900 as Grabowsky Motor Company by brothers Max (1874-1946) and Morris Grabowsky, in Detroit, and renamed Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1902 when the brothers moved operations to Michigan. In 1909 William Durant gained control of Rapid Motor Vehicle Company and made it a subsidiary of his General Motors Company. In 1908 Durant gained control of Reliance Motor Car Company, another early commercial vehicle manufacturer. In 1911 General Motors formed the General Motors Truck Company and folded Rapid and Reliance into it. In 1912 the Rapid and Reliance names were dropped in favour of ‘GMC’. All General Motors truck production was consolidated at the former Rapid Motor Plant in Michigan. The second-generation C/K series was introduced for the 1967 model year. Designated the ‘Action Line’ generation by General Motors, the C/K largely carried over its drop-centre ladder frame and its coil-sprung rear axle, but the body was redesigned from the ground up to improve its capability as a multi-purpose vehicle. Alongside a utilitarian vehicle intended for work or farm use, the C/K was also offered with optional features carried over from Chevrolet saloons, including automatic transmissions, AM/FM radio, carpet, and two-tone paint. The drivetrain line underwent multiple revisions, as a large-block V8 was offered for the first time in 1968.

This handsome truck was imported into the UK by the vendor in 2002 after he saw the GMC in America and decided there and then he wanted to own it. After twenty years of ownership, he has decided to part with this ‘Long bed’ ¾ ton pick-up. Presenting in delightful condition and in the great colour combination of blue and white, this really is a great piece of Americana. Ample chromework is synonymous of such vehicles and this example certainly does not disappoint. The 400ci (6.55 litres) V8 engine is mated to a manual gearbox. The vendor has put a higher ratio differential in the truck to make motorway cruising more comfortable, we are advised she tops out around 65mph. Recently the brake wheel cylinders have been replaced and new spark plugs and points were fitted. We are advised by the vendor she drives with no known faults. Supplied with a V5C registration document this K-Series GMC awaits only its second owner in the UK and is ready to be enjoyed immediately.

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