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1950 GMC 300-Series Tow Truck

For sale: 1950 GMC Tow Truck Holmes Wrecker Body

Technical specifications

Item location:
Portland, Oregon, United States
Tow Truck
Holmes Wrecker Body
Tow Truck
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Drive type:
Rear Wheel Drive
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1950 GMC 300-Series Tow Truck withVintage Holmes Wrecker Body.

I am selling my 1950 GMC Tow Truck because I found a 1959 Chevy Tow Truck that I ambuying. I specialize in 1955-1959 Chevy and GMC trucks andthe new tow truck will be a better fit for my business. I paid $4,000. for it two years ago and may be taking a loss listing it at $3500, ut it is a neat old truck and deserves to go to a home where someone will give it the attention it deserves.

I will start off with the bad. This truck will need the floor replaced from in front of the seat to the toe-board.I did put a 6-volt battery out of my tractor in it when I first got it and was able to get it running, ut to be completely honest, t did not run all that well. I had to leave the choke on, nd I suspect that is because it was taking air in between the carburetor and the intake due to a dried out base gasket.

Good news is that it did not smoke or make any unpleasant noises. The old GMC 6-cylinder actually sounds kind of neat. That said, t is a 65 year old engine and I recommend a rebuild so that you do not damage it. This truck is being sold in non-running condition, ut it is absolutely 100% complete except for a battery. The floor is the only serious rust area. The fenders are very solid. The door bottoms have minor rust around the drain holes, ut are very solid compared to most doors I have seen on the 47-55 first-series trucks. Roof and firewall are very solid. The drivers side cab corner has a little rust just starting, ut the passengers side looks pretty solid. The Holmes wrecker body is very solid. There is a very large storage compartment with a lid that lifts up with a latch behind the cab. It is a twin-boom wrecker and the booms swing out over the sides. Very versatile. There are a couple bent pieces on the the rigging that will need to be straightened out, ut work fine the way they are. All of the glass is good. The seat has a couple tears, ut is very comfortable. Seat springs and frame are in very good condition. The Chrome grill is in very good overall condition. No missing emblems. This is a very neat Vintage Tow Truck that gets a lot of attention. I have people stop by often wanting to take pictures in front of it with their kids. In December, e put Lights on it and it looks amazing at night. It would be very awesome to see this old thing hauling an antique car or truck down the road. I do have a clean, lear title for it, s well as the keys.Feel free to ask any questions you may have, r contact me if you want to come and check it out prior to bidding. Thank you for looking.

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