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Rare 1958 GMC Factory Camper

Monday, August 1, 2016

Rare 1958 GMC Factory Camper for Sale

For Sale, Rare 1958 GMC Factory Camper

Price: $14500 SOLD
Used RV for sale by owner, found this one antique American class C RV made by GMC that was offered in Craigslist at Long Island City for $14500. As shown here is a rare 1958 GMC Factory Camper, the owner says has been driven about 77132 miles still runs and drives good by Chevy engine. Overall it could be a remarkable example of the vintage GMC RV's were is able to through all weather with some work needed to fix it. Interested please read detail below.

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Make GMC Model Factory Camper Year 1958
Class C Exterior Color White Engine Chevy 350
Fuel Type Gas Interior Color Beige Mileage 77132
Condition Used Insurance N/A

Detail by owner
This EXTREMELY RARE vehicle was produced by GMC in partnership with Open Road campers in 1958. It came from the factory almost exactly as you see it today and there are not a lot left, many having been converted to flatbed duallies. She is a beautiful example of the post-war free spirit go-where-the-wind-blows me american spirit that the american automotive industry was trying to access in the 1950's. Cosmetically she is in decent shape and is mechanically VERY sound. Driven to Virginia from Seattle sometime in the 80's I believe, I have absolutely no doubt that she easily has another cross country trip in her (albeit not on the interstate, I've found that her antique gearing tops out around 50-55 mph)

I bought her in VA a few years ago and put a ton of work in to get her roadworthy for a trip up to NYC during which she performed flawlessly. Unfortunately I have to let her go to someone who has more time and energy to put in. It breaks my heart to let her go, but she deserves a good life with someone who can care for her better. As you see her now she is a fully functional restoration project. Visible in the pictures, a small section of her ceiling came down due to previous water damage. I replaced the roof with brand new material and it is now sealed against the weather, but was never able to get to nailing up the new luan. I imagine for around $200 and a few hours of work you could have that ceiling looking brand new. The chassis has about 77000 miles (unfortunately the speedometer crapped out about 400 miles ago, so the milage is only accurate minus the trip here from VA) and the engine has even fewer miles. The original GMC power plant was replaced with a newer and easier to work on chevy 350 which has a brand new holly 4 barrel carburetor on it. I built a security door out of plywood for the back glass to protect from NYC vandals and lovingly painted it. the paint could use a touch up.
-All brakes and wheels including bearings fully rebuilt and refurbished all the way up to the pedal: new lines, new pads, new hardware, master cylinder rebuild, all new wheel cylinders.
-new front shocks and new shock towers
-almost zero rust on chassis, just the lightest surface rust
-body largely rust free including floor boards and rockers with no body filler. only body rust has been documented.
-laser straight body seams
-brand new holley 4 barrel carb, engine purrs like happy kitten
-new passenger glass
-new roof
-fully functional electrical and water hookup
-chem toilet
-hydraflame furnace for winter camping
-drawers full of knick nacks
-walk through to cab
-all lights work
-all 6 tires almost brand new, only about 400 miles (she's a dually!!!)
-i have enough original panama creme paint color to repaint cab
-manual 4 speed with granny gear shifts SMOOTHLY
-all original interior upholstery and appliances in excellent condition
-oil recently changed
-new mufflers and exhaust
-both enormous gas tanks functional
-new water pump
-custom made fan shroud

-will need all new seals.
-last snow storm crushed skylight plastic, currently has plastic sheeting over it
-section of ceiling needs replacement
-not original engine
-needs rear shocks
-speedometer needs rebuild
-parking brake cable needed
-passenger seat needs bolting down
-front louvered glass stuck open
-functionality of cooking gas and hydroflame gas system unknown, i have not used them
-condition of onboard water tank unknown.

Update listing of the Open Road Camper, GMC

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