Reserved Parking 27: Restored 1970 GMC Custom 2500 33K Mile OK Truck – Make an Offer!
On Monday, November 2nd we will start our new Reserved Parking “Make Offer” Page. One of the vehicles we will be featuring in our inaugural auction will be this restored 1970 GMC C2500 Pickup. While bidding starts November 2nd, we are open to offers before then. However, if you can’t wait until then and are serious about buying this beautiful GMC 3/4 Ton, you can contact Rudy directly at (908) 295-7330 to learn more.
To help you prepare your best offer for this freshly restored GMC, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool currently lists its #1 “Concours” appraisal at $37,500 and it’s #2 “Excellent” at $22,100. A second data point, The Collector Car Market Review Online Valuation Tool, currently lists its #1 “Excellent” appraisal at $29,843 and its #2 “Very Good” estimate at $17,394 after factoring in a five percent premium for being equipped with a 350 cubic inch small block V8 (note: this truck now has a replacement 350 crate motor) and another ten percent add for the presence of factory air conditioning. The following table summarizes the condition estimates from these two reputable sources:
Here is the detailed Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”) conducted on our behalf on Thursday, October 8th 2020 by the local representation of LemonSquad.com:
The third owner and restorer of this 1970 GMC C2500 pickup, Mark, purchased the truck with only 32,900 miles from the second owner in Oklahoma six years ago. While he has only added just under three hundred miles during his ownership, he’s recently completed a thorough restoration of his truck. As you would expect near the completion of a frame-off restoration, this truck needs a few “punch list” items purchased and installed. Consequently, this is the perfect truck to buy now, work on all of the minor details this winter, and then have it sorted in time for the 2021 car show circuit.
Here is Mark’s description of his truck:
“My 1970 GMC Truck is from Oklahoma , I bought it with 32,601 original miles . That was 8 years ago, She now has 32,875 miles and a restoration . The original owner drove it and put around 29,000 miles then decided He wanted a cabin on His property by the lake. So He bought a giant slide-in camper for the truck, He then put it on cinder blocks on the frame. It sat there for over 28 years, as the story goes, He sold the original motor, tailgate, rims and tires. He then sold the truck to the second owner, who put iin a junkyard 350 cu. in. motor, tires and rims, a bent in the middle tail gate. Enter Me, I brought it home to Sloan , New York and spent the next 6 years restoring it. First, all the sheet metal is original, except the New tailgate, there was no rust anywhere. Second, the paint is new and is factory original colors. Third,The interior is all new. It is a radio delete truck, the first paint shop lost the delete plate. The options are power steering, power brakes, automatic transmission, Air Conditioning, Custom package which gives the side trim, Chrome bumpers, roof trim, dual mirrors, the a/c gives the factory tinted glass.I added sound deadner to the floor and rearbehind the new gas tank. Fourth, The entire Drive train is New or rebuilt. The engine is a 350 factory crate motor with 4 bolt mains, this is a long block, the trans is a Turbo 400, completely rebuilt with a new torque converter, the Rear differental is a Dana 60 with 3.54 gears, New axle seals , diff cover gasket and filled with AMSOIL Synthectic gear lube . Fifth, The steering gear box is new, pump is new, hoses are new, Radiator is the Original 4 core, hot tanked pressure checked and repainted, tags are still there .4 new shocks,New Master cylender & booster, the brake system is all new including the fluid . I could go on but basically every thing is new or refurbished. Look at the pictures, it really is that nice .“