Welcome to another Hooniverse Truck Thursday. I was going to save this for the Weekend, but decided to run it for Truck Thursday because the listing suddenly ended. This, my friends, is an unrestored 1949 GMC Custom Cab Pickup that shows less than 2,700 miles from new. The Tires are original, the paint is original, the wood in the bed is original. This is a truck that should be stored in a bottle and used as a template to show how the factory originally built this truck. It is that remarkable.
This truck hails from Oneida, Tennessee, and it has an incredible history. I will let the listing speak for itself (but you will have to excuse the spelling errors):
Up for sale is a 1949 GMC Custom Cab 100 Truck. This Truck is UNRESTORED Condition all is Original from 1949. This Truck still has the Original Paint, Orginal Tires, Orginal Wood Bed, Orginal Interior. The truck has a 228 6 Cylinder engine and a 4 Speed Manual Transmission. The Mileage is 2,690 Original Miles. It did not come with a factory heater which was called heater delete in 1949. My family has owned this truck since 1986 and it had 2,100 miles on it then, but was trying to buy it since 1963 when the truck had only 1,750 miles on it.
Please pay close attention to the picture of the dash gauges becasue the truck was running while the picture was took so that you can see the oil pressure was great and that it was also charging. Call for more information on this ONE OF A KIND GMC TRUCK anytime before 10:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.
Pictures really don’t do it any justice, as I am sure it is more breathtaking in person. The auction ended with a top bid of $20,100.99, with an unmet reserve. I know trucks are rapidly escalating in value, with models like the Cameo Carrier, the original F-100, and the Dodge Sweptsides commanding premiums, but this is a work truck, with a long bed, so I’m really not sure what the top value would be. See the listing here.
So what do you think of this very low mileage GMC Pickup? Let me know, and look for the Hooniverse Low-Mileage Weekend Edition in which I found at least 10 more desirable vehicles, all built before 1990, with incredible low-mileage.