SOLD - feel free to delete! Thanks
I bought this truck last year to use the cab in a support vehicle (fridge truck) for our catering business. However, we have decided to focus our attentions and funds on our 1950 cabover catering truck build, so this is up for grabs.
I sourced this cab whilst working in the states last year. It was sitting on(but not fixed to) a later chassis, with no engine and box. Rather than have the extra expense of shipping the chassis over as well, I had the cab and metalwork palleted up and shipped over.
This sheet metal is in great shape, no major rust or body damage
Dash gauges are complete and glass is not broken
Missing glove box door and other dash pieces as shown
Bonnet hinges are missing
Deluxe chrome grill
Great patina or ready for custom paint with a little work
Windows are mostly broken, but it's all flat glass and cheap to get cut
My plan was to sit it on a european truck chassis (Sprinter, Iveco, Transit, Boxer, Movano etc) with a diesel engine, modern suspension and brakes and convert it into a refrigerated truck.
However if you wanted to go down the yank route, you could use an RV chassis. Our other 1950 cab sits on a Chevy G30 motorhome chassis.
There is plenty of info on chassis conversions online as many people upgrade from the 60+ year old original, plus you probably want to be able to keep up with and brake as quickly as other modern vehicles!
As for uses, the possibilities are many and varied.
- Recovery Truck/Car Hauler
- Pick up
- Box van
- Mobile advertising
- Street-food truck
Need some inspiration? Waste a whole afternoon here:
Many parts like seals/rubber and brightwork are shared with the Chevy/GMC Advanced Design trucks (1947-54) and are readily available.
Having recently sourced all the parts to finish our own '50 GMC COE, I can help the buyer with a complete list of every seal, bit of trim and glass needed, along with the best quality supplier and prices.
There are currently only a handful of these cabs in the UK so you are guaranteed to stand out at any show or event. Imagine turning up to a show with this as your hauler with your rod, rat or muscle car on the back!
Over the last few years, the prices of these trucks has been steadily rising, with no signs of stopping. Full custom cabover trucks sell for BIG BUCKS stateside – here's one currently listed on US eBay for $100,000!
The truck cab is currently located in Newcastle upon Tyne. Any inspection welcome by prior appointment, and I can take further pictures/provide more info upon request – just let me know what you need.
Delivery is possible and could be included within 4 hrs drive of Newcastle if the full asking price is paid.
The cab will be listed for sale on various websites, forums and online auctions until it sells. All adverts will be removed within 24hrs of money changing hands.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this rare classic.
Album of pictures of the cab and what other people have done with this model of COE are located here:
GMC COE For Sale by michael mckaig | Photobucket
Just to be clear, the cab in question is the yellow/green one!
Offers around £4500