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Second-owner apple orchard truck


How does a 76-year-old workhorse of a flatbed truck show only 27,000 miles on its odometer?

In the case of the Pick of the Day, a 1942 GMC 2.5-ton flatbed truck, it’s because the truck labored in a private apple orchard until 1960, when it was put into dry storage until the original family sold it to the private seller advertising the truck for sale on ClassicCars.com.

“This truck was ordered with all factory options,” the seller notes.

“Body is straight and the bed is in good condition. Has heater, wipers and horn.”

Second-owner 1942 GMC truck | ClassicCars.com Journal

The seller promises the truck is in “great shape” and has updated electrics, master cylinder, fuel tank, tires, brakes, clutch, pressure plate, windshield and frame, headliner, seat, battery and a 2-speed rear axle.

Power is provided by an inline 6-cylinder engine linked to a manual gearbox.

The seller, located in Lewiston, Idaho, suggests that for the asking price of $26,000, this GMC is a great vehicle for promoting a business or driving in a parade.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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