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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder August 13th – 15th, 2015 at Russo and Steele’s 15th Annual Monterey California Auction. Please contact us for more information.
A clean-sheet design introduced in late 1966 for the 1967-model year, GMC’s redesigned light-duty pickup trucks and their GMC stablemates took the North American light-truck market by storm with their outstanding engineering and incredibly clean and attractive body styling. Ride and handling marked a quantum leap forward from the prior models and the competition alike with a remarkably car-like ride thanks to modern independent front suspension and coil springs at all four corners on the ½- and ¾-ton two-wheel drive models. Auxiliary rear leaf springs were optionally available for additional cargo capacity and camper and towing packages added further capabilities. Underhood, the new trucks featured GM’s typically wide range of available six-cylinder and V-8 powertrains with manual and automatic transmissions, plus GM’s well-engineered four-wheel drive design. Ride and overall height were lower than ever before with a carefully engineered drop-frame chassis structure, while maintaining a useful ground clearance.
During production, interior appointments were progressively improved and the list of standard and optional amenities grew, providing buyers with incredible latitude to personalize their pickups to suit their needs. Styling was carefully refined throughout production and upmarket models appeared later, including Chevy’s Cheyenne and GMC’s Sierra lines. By 1971, front-disc brakes became standard equipment. Production of the “Glamour Series” pickups continued through 1972, with significantly redesigned models arriving for 1973. However, the 1967-72 line remains highly influential and popular today, with excellent restoration and parts support. In addition, these trucks are incredibly easy to work on and modify, making them a hands-down favorite of restorers, customizers, and even drag racers today.
This customized and restored 1969 GMC custom pickup truck was freshly completed earlier in 2015. Featuring the highly popular stepside cargo bed, it rides on a lowered suspension with a set of Weld Racing wheels. In addition to new paint, it is equipped with a moon roof, forward-tilting hood, new air shocks, a tow package, cargo-bed cover, and a two-tone red interior with floor shifter. Highly collectible, drivable, and enjoyable, this 1969 GMC custom pickup marks an excellent example. Best of all, it is being offered and sold at Monterey to the highest bidder at No Reserve!