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1953 GMC 5-window pickup truck in original condition with mechanical upgrades

  • Make: GMC
  • Model: 3/4 ton
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 106126
  • VIN: 15222S6539
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 228
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: seat belts
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Zionsville, Indiana, United States


Here is a very nice truck that has been repainted but is otherwise in original patina. I have had it since 2011. All original metal and rust free. I bought the truck from a GMC dealer in Missouri. He has spent years buying up farm trucks, and gets one fixed up occasionally to sell. This one came from Nebraska and had no body rust except one small spot on the ps floor, which he repaired with new metal and is indistinguishable from the rest of the floor. Paint is John Deere green, and shines like new.I believe the paint is urethane. I have the color formula. He replaced the windshields, windshield rubber, gas tank, & master cylinder,
With guidance and parts from Tom Langdon at Stovebolt 6, I made these upgrades to make the truck more driveable on modern roads:
Electronic ignition, two-bbl carb,12 volt conversion, and a rebuilt T-5 transmission in place of the non-synchro original. The original shifter was welded to the linkage on the new transmission, and is in the same spot on the floor. It was a seamless transition. The old girl starts and runs better than new, and with the 5 speed trans can keep up with traffic and is easy to drive. I have the original carb and other parts that were replaced.
Has rare "smash bar" rear bumper and reinforced back fenders, an aftermarket option in 53. This not only looks good, but is very stout and keeps the back fenders from flapping around. Paint is mostly good and from 10 feet away looks perfect. Tailgate needs repaint & rear ds fender has some paint issues. Wood bed in good shape. Gages all work. I added modern shoulder seat belts on each side and a lap belt in the middle of the bench. I used this when we had a place in Sanibel, Fl. I drove it every day, and it became well-known down there. The paint really pops and is very shiny, and the wheel/tire combo and stance are perfect. You will meet a lot of new friends driving this one.This is not a hot rod or a trailer queen. It is a nice old driver with modern upgrades and 5-window cab. You will love it!Buy with confidence. If I have not accurately described the truck, I will refund your full deposit.