Pontiac Power: 1956 GMC 100 Big Window Stepside Pickup – SOLD!

Mar 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

While Chevy’s mid-1950’s trucks were called the “Task Force” series, GMC offered a virtually identical “Blue Chip” line with one major difference:  the latter’s offering came equipped with Pontiac engines.  Additionally, examples such as this 1956 “Big Window” stepside first listed in March 2020 on Craigslist in New Rochelle, New York could be equipped with a four-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission.  The current caretaker just lowered their price to $19,999 or best offer, which when compared to the NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his GMC priced at the lower end of the current “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of $13,150, $36,400, and $75,600, respectively.

This GMC represents a nice alternative to the sea of Task Force Chevys you typically come across.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“California Clean Truck (Minimal Rust)
ORIGINAL V8 PONTIAC ENGINE
4 SPEED HYDRAMATIC TRANSMISSION
– BIG WINDOW (RARE)
– CLEAN PAINT
– NEW 2 TONE LEATHER INTERIOR BENCH
– UNDERCOATED FRAME
– GARAGE KEPT
– RUNS DRIVE PERFECT
– NEW TIRES AND ORIGINAL RIMS
– HAVE ORIGINAL REAR BUMPER
– NEW REBUILT STEERING BOX
GREAT TRUCK EVERYTHING WORKS AS SHOULD. BEAUTIFUL ATTENTION GRABBER, TURNS HEAD EVERYWHERE. FAST AND FUN AND EASY TO DRIVE.
ANY QUESTIONS OR MORE PICS. PLEASE TEXT ME (914) FIVE SIX THREE – 4120
Asking $19,999 OBO

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1 Comment
  1. Barry Chandler

    I currently have GMC 250 4WD for sale – any offer over $20k will be considered. It is a truck with a unique history. It was purchased by the State of California as the rescue rig on Donner Pass (very helpful if it had been a hundred years earlier).  It is mostly original except the engine, which was a Pontiac V8 (326?).  Now it’s a small block Chevy V8 with less than a hundred miles on a fresh rebuild. While nothing has been cosmetically ‘improved’, the truck is sound and in good running condition. It has 16″ Ford rims now but the original tire rims (8 X 17.5) are supplied. The fuel system has been kept clean and fluids changed.  The Napco 4WD transfer case and front axle works well. Differentials have a 5.14:1 ratio. Shipping is up to the buyer, and while it is drivable, a long distance drive wouldn’t be recommended due to the low gearing. Slower than my tractor but (possibly?) climb a telephone pole – bigger wheels would be a help! The chassis is rated at 10,000 GVW, a one ton rating, but used single wheels on the rear which perform better in snow. The truck has been in Montana since 1975 which has a very dry climate so rusting is not a big issue. Supplied with no bed, it is ready for a frame-off restoration. The seller has a abrasive blast facility if a buyer wishes to get a jump on the process. Provenance is not complete due to a lack of cooperation from the California DMV. I traded a chimney for this truck in 1977 and the owner was sure of its origins. This was supported later when a tow company sign was uncovered on the door that placed the truck directly in the Donner Pass area. If any viewer has information regarding the original paint color, the robins egg blue shown in the under hood picture, please let me know. Although I am confident in this history, a conversation would be welcome with a potential buyer who wished to investigate prior to pickup. In conclusion, this truck is a gem, and would look beautiful restored to its full chromed glory – and also preserve a bit of American history.

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