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1959 GMC Napco 370 Series Truck with Factory Original 302 Six Cylinder

1959 GMC Other

Make: GMC
Model: Other
Trim: Std
Year: 1959
Mileage: 47,441
VIN: 375PS12688E
Color: White
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Napco 4-Wheel Drive Conversion
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Burnet, Texas, United States
4-Wheel Drive

Description for GMC Other 1959

1959 GMC 370 series truck with rare original. Napco four wheel drive conversion and sought after factory original 302 GMC inline six-cylinder engine (the 302 was listed as 160 HP in 1959 versus the 270 at 140 HP). 302 is also listed on the glovebox-mounted data plate. I purchased this truck out of Arizona in 2000. Sheetmetal including floorboards. door steps. cab corners. upper cab and door bottoms are EXTREMELY SOLID. Each cab corner has a small rust spot about the size of a quarter - the best you could expect for this vintage of truck. Previous owner said that he had the engine running at one point. I have not performed any work on the truck since I have owned it. The truck has a clear Arizona title. This truck previously served as a Goodyear tire truck as evidenced by the paint scheme on the back of the cab and signage visible on the doors. The odometer reads 47. 41 miles. but actual mileage is unknown. I assume that the truck went out of service as a result of a broken rear axle shaft as seen in the photos. Most. if not all. of the differential components are in the floorboard of the cab. The rear crossmember of the frame is also damaged. but should not be difficult for a good fabricator to repair. The sheetmetal is in very good condition and the truck is extremely sold with little to no rust. The VIN tag and supplemental data tag in the glovebox detail the following information:VIN: 375PS12688E160 Gross HP @ 3800 RPM141 Net HP @ 3400 RPM19. 00# GVW32. 00# GCWRModel 375NP540 Transmission. Type GD14. Speed 5DD6 Lug Budd Wheels302 EngineH150 Rear Axle (15. 00# Rating) with 6. 17 Ratio F045 Front Axle (4. 00# Rating) Removed Many Years Ago at Time of Napco Conversion8 Front Leaf Springs. 14 Rear Leaf Springs with 6 Auxiliary SpringsThis was a very rare. expensive truck in 1959. It is a model 375 with a 196. 5" wheelbase. Base model pricing and primary options are listed below. Add on optional Budd wheels. tires. auxiliary cab steps and shipping. the total cost would likely have exceeded $6. 00 in 1959. This truck would make an incredible vintage hauler. Model 375 $2873 List Price. $226 SurchargeRPO 0636 for 302 six-cylinder $127 List Price. $9. 70 SurchargeRPO 0717 for New Process 540GD14 Transmission $175 List Price. $13. 30 SurchargeCode 147060 2-Ton Napco 4-Wheel Drive Conversion $1785. 60 List Price (July. 1956 Napco Price Sheet)General comments regarding the condition of the truck:Cracked windshieldCracked pass side vent window3" play in steering wheel (some of this play can most likely be adjusted out)Transmission shifts well through all gearsTransfer case locks out as it should and feels great. I turned the yokes after changing it from neutral to 2H then 4H and there was no play whatsoeverExhaust not connected to exhaust manifoldBrake pedal stuck. Master cylinder needs to be rebuilt or replacedClutch seems to engage and disengage as it shouldFront and rear driveshafts are in cab and look goodRing and pinion look good. spider gears look bad. and axle shaft is broken as already discussed. All other rear axle components seem to be there. Drum. handle and linkage for parking brake in cab. This is a specialty. original parking brake that mounts to the back of the transfer case. Fortunately. it all apprears to be there except the brake shoesTruck has rare hydrovac power brake booster under cabSheetmetal is in overall excellent conditionThere are two small rust holes at each cab cornerDoor bottoms are solidBottom of driver side door is dentedBottom of battery tray is rusted. which is typical and replacements are cheapIf you have any questions. please send an email. Full payment is expected within five days of auction end. Storage at no additional cost is available for two months after the end of the auction.