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Heavy 3/4 Ton - Long Wheel Base - Standard Cab

1970 GMC Sierra 2500 Standard

Condition: Used
Make: GMC
Model: Sierra 2500
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Trim: Standard
Year: 1970
Mileage: 225000
VIN: CE234ZZ67078
Color: Green
Engine: 350 Small Block Chevy
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Spokane, Washington, United States

Description for GMC Sierra 2500 1970

I've owned this truck for 33 years. I bought it in 1987 from a logger who worked in the National Forest of N.E. Washington.
It had 160,000 miles or so on it at that time and has 225,000 now - so my occasional use as a work and household hauler has put on less than 3000 miles per year.
The VIN decodes as a 2WD Pickup, V-8 Gas Engine, 3/4 Ton, Fleetside, built in Fremont CA in 1970.

Glove box label says Model CE22534 - 127" Wheelbase - H.D. Front and Rear Brakes - Rear Leaf Springs.
GVW is 6300# with 4120# max on rear.

Engine block casting is "3970010" which is a 350 cid Small Block with perhaps (likely) four bolt mains.
Engine block stamp is "V0609 TAX" which reads as 1970 350 Conventional Cab with automatic transmission, 255 H.P., 4 BBL, so it is the original engine.
No power steering or power brakes. No air conditioning. Built as a basic work truck with a heavy suspension, brakes and cooling system. It's like "driving a truck". "Standard" trim with no carpeting and steel inner door panels.

This truck runs and drives fairly well when it is warmed up, though the Quadrajet carburetor is worn and it requires some finesse to drive off idle. The intake manifold may have never been off the engine and the heat riser must be plugged up and inoperable.

Engine still has a lot of power, runs well, good even compression, runs rich, uses a little oil but no oil smoke.
Steering is pretty vague as most components are worn out. Shocks may be originals as far as I know. Suffice to say it does need some work, but I drove to Seattle and back last year (600+ mile round trip) with no problems. Batting down the highway at 70 requires only some bravery and lots of gas in the tank.

Transmission is a TH350 that I put in 20+ years - has a shift kit - shifts 1-2-3 just fine - though the linkage is worn. Shifts very positively, almost too hard which still surprises me.

Brakes are big Heavy Duty units (see photo) 13" X 2 1/2" rear drums. Recent master brake cylinder, stops OK but, like everything else could use new brakes.
Rusted rocker panels and one lower cab corner (small and not bad) but cab, floor and bed are sound.

The tailgate is beat up and the floor of the bed is pretty hammered, though solid.

Good glass all around. Windows cranks up and down. Doors are well aligned, close, latch and lock real well.
Original vinyl seat is cracked and has holes but the seat springs and frame are not broken down and in good shape.
High beam switch is shot but all the lights and turn signals work.
The hood hinges are worn and the springs are missing but the hood opens fine - just with some effort and a broomstick to hold it open.
Truck is located in Spokane Washington - just off Exit 280 of Interstate 90. Please arrange your own shipping, though I can help out here at my end meeting the shipper and help with loading.

If you have any questions or comments please call Joel in Spokane at (509) 992-5382. I won't get text messages on this phone, so please just call. Call after 6:00 PM PST please.
Please send me a deposit of $300 via Paypal within 48 hours of the end of the auction. Please pay the remaining balance by Monday October 12th (prior to taking possession of the truck) with a cashiers check or money order mailed to me second day air. Please pick up the truck or arrange for shipping by October 15th - or call me to make other arrangements. Any questions or concerns about payment please call me before bidding.