1952 GMC 3/4 ton pickup truck

1952 GMC Other

GMC Other 1952 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Freeport, Illinois, United States
Make: GMC
Model: Other
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Trim: 3/4 ton long bed
Year: 1952
Mileage: N/A
VIN: 152-22P-14676
Color: Blue
Engine size: 6 cylinder
Number of cylinders: 6
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
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I am selling my 1952 GMC 3/4 ton long bed pickup. It is a great truck with a lot of character to it but it is more than I can handle for what I want to do to it. This truck will be great for someone who knows how to do the fabrication work themselves. Replacment parts/panels are abundant for restoring this truck from at least 3 online companies. Then, give it a fresh paint job and it will still probably be under the NADA value for the investment you put into it. It will be great for rat rod project or a full restoration.

NOTICE: The truck must be hauled. The gas tank is disconnected and it needs brake work. As far as I know, the engine is good.

The truck comes with a bill of sale that will allow you to register it. Included is a previous bill sale from 1979 and registration cards to show previous ownerships.


I bought it from a guy who found it on a farm. The story is that it has had two previous owners. The second bought it in 1979 and started to restore it. It was kept inside until it was 'found' this year. I bought it with the intent of doing a resto-mod but it is beyond my means to do it. Even though it is in rough (but complete) condition, everyone who sees it loves the tri-tone paint job and tells me not to have it repainted.

Please look carefully at the pictures. The truck is being sold as-is. Here are my non-professional observations of the truck to try answer any conceivable question that I would want to know as a buyer:


The front clip and cab of the truck does not have much in the way of rust. The floor pan has been patched up. The inner cowls/kick panel have little rust which is a common area to be rotted out. There is some rust on the very bottom edges of the cab (corners) but it is not as bad as most of what is out there. There are patches available to fix it. The cab beltline (the seam across the back of the cab) has some rust but it appears not be rusted through. The truck bed sides are rough where the sides meet the bed which is typical of this design. The tailgate is probably best used as wall art.


I don't know if there are fender patches available for the headlight areas but there are for the back bottom area. The grill is dented. The remains of an extra grill can be included in case you want to do something creative with it. The hood is in great condition but the passenger hinge is missing screws which I have tried to show in the picture. The hood will still open and close as-is for hauling.


There are windows that need to be replace because someone had used well-fitted plexiglass. The main damage to the cab is that the outer cowl panels are dented which is a common problem that, I believe, is from the doors getting slammed forward. The fire wall is very solid but the floorboard has been patched and will need to be replaced if you are doing a full restore. The dashboard and bench seat are in great condition, there is a new rubber floor mat, and the (new) gas tank is disconnected.


I don't think that it can be used for a full restoration but it may be good as rat rod project. The fenders have dents and a some rust on the front edge that can be cut off and replaced with a fender patch. As mentioned early, the tailgate is probably best used as wall art. The bed is sheet of plywood.


The engine is the original straight-6 cylinder that was supposedly rebuilt 30 years ago. The person I bought it off of says that, instead of hooking it up to the new fuel tank, they rigged it with a gas can and that it runs good. The rigging hose is still there but I have not tried it myself because I planned on using a different engine. The engine looks great for being 64 years old. The parts/accessories attached to it appear to be in good condition. The transmission is the original 3 speed with 'granny' gear.

SPARE DRIVETRAIN (see pictures):

I have a spare 6 cylinder engine and manual transmission that you may have with the truck if you want it.


The truck comes with the original 8-lug rims. There is a full set of original hub caps that, I believe, are hard to find for these trucks. I assume there is chrome under the gray spray paint. They are not pictured on the truck because my mechanic had just finished unlocking the drums/shoes to help the truck roll better. The white wall tires are brand new from the person who found the truck.


I have set the price according what I have seen other restorable Chevy/GMC Advance Design pickups selling for. I have seen ugly rusted-out junkyard pickups (that needed far more help than mine) go for as much as $3800.


I do not accept Paypal due to some bad blood when it ruled in favor of someone who scammed me. If you are paying online, you may pay through Chase Quickpay, which is a great way of making payments without sharing account information, or domestic wire transfer. Payments may be mailed in the form of a Postal or Bank money order. Or, you may show up in person with cash. I require a non-refundable deposit of at least $500that must be received within 3 days to show your intent and the complete payment must be received within 1 week.


The truck is located at an automotive restoration business just outside Freeport, Illinois. Shipping is the buyer's responsibility and must be taken care of within 10 days of full payment.

THIS TRUCK ONLY ROLLS. It does not drive or brake. The gas tank is disconnected and my mechanic had to break off the brake/drum shoes to get the wheels to roll freely.

THE TRUCK HAS NO TITLE, only a bill of sale. Also included is the bill sale from 1979 and registration cards to show previous ownerships.

I AM SELLING THIS LOCALLY and reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time.


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