The GMC “New Design” series of light trucks were introduced in 1947 alongside Chevrolet's nearly identical “Advanced Design.” As with the Chevy, the GMCs were branded as being sleeker and more advanced than the older AK series. For 1954, a series of upgrades were added such as a Windshield now curved one-piece glass without center vertical dividing strip. Revised steering wheel. Revised dashboard. Cargo bed rails, previously angled, now horizontal. Tail lights round instead of rectangular. Grille changed from five horizontal slats to crossbar design. Also a 235cid I6 replaced the earlier 216cid engine.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this unique 1954 GMC truck for your consideration. Once owned by The Chronicle, a Muskegon based news paper for promotional events, the truck was professionally painted in custom Chronicle blue with contrasting black fenders. The paintwork on this truck is nice, it shows a fair amount of patina but is very presentable. Chrome trim is plentiful and in excellent shape and fully intact. Other exterior features included a wooden bed floor, white wall tires, and chrome factory dog dish hubcaps. A well optioned truck in its day, it features the unique and pioneering 4-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission, one of the first in a truck. It also features a deluxe vinyl interior, tinted glass, radio, side mounted spare tire, radio, and a heater. The bronze interior is in remarkably good condition and is a very nice place to be.
Originally from California, this truck has had a unique history around the country. Before it was purchased by the Chronicle, it featured a coat of brown paint and custom wheels, but the current owner has had it for over 10 years and returned it to its original factory state!
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