Wrong Side: 1959 GMC Series 100 Custom – SOLD!

Nov 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

December 1st Update: We just confirmed the private seller of this ride deleted their Craigslist ad, so we’re now able to call this one “Sold!”  While this one got away, 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.

Okay, let’s review:  Vintage Chevrolet pickups with streamlined beds are referred to as “Fleetsides” while comparable GMC versions were called “Wide Sides.”  Now that we have that off our chest, it’s about the only thing we can nitpick about this gorgeous 1959 GMC Wide Side Series 100 short-bed pickup just listed on Sunday for $44,000 here on Craigslist in Monroe, New York. Comparing this asking price to stock examples, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the private seller has their fully customized GMC priced about $8,000 above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” estimate of $36,025. Similarly, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a second data point confirms this private seller has his GMC priced $1,000 less than the #1 “Concours” appraisal of $45,000. 

GMC’s equivalent to the Chevrolet “Task Force” pickup truck line was the Blue Chip series produced from 1955 through 1959.  While virtually identical styling-wise, the most notable differentiator was GMC’s use of some Pontiac motors.  1958 models received a significant mid-cycle refresh featuring a redesigned, four headlight front end combined with the new “Wide Side” streamlined cargo bed.  1959 models received minimal changes from 1958, the most apparent being redesigned badging located on the fenders.

While this two-minute extended commercial features the 1959 Chevrolet truck line, you can pretty much substitute the word “Chevy” for “GMC: throughout it:

With only 3,700 miles on a complete rotisserie restoration and custom build, there is a lot here to enjoy that you could not likely replicate for the asking price of $44,000. While this is a GMC version, the builder/restorer used a Chevrolet front grille, so we wonder whether that’s the reason the seller calls their truck a Fleetside.  Regardless, good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1959 gmc bright metallic orange with ivory trim short bed fleetside pickup.6.2 liter LS3 injected OB2 computerized engine,4l60e 4 speed overdrive transmission,custom tight flowmaster duel exhaust system,4 link suspension,4 wheel disc brakes,willwood master cylinder.air ride front and rear,pop up custom inner bed.posi rear,ridler wheels,dolphin gauges,vintage air,tilt wheel,tachometer,retrosound bluetooth radio,sun visor,alarm system remote.beautiful comfortable mint interior.3,700 miles on complete rotisserie build,must be seen to appreciate,call or message any questions,please no scammers cash or wire transfer only.i have a video 5.36 minutes long if you have messenger i can send it to you walking around the vehicle.

What would you change on this Custom GMC to make it your own??  Comment below and let us know!

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