While cruising the Hemmings Classifieds for used trucks this morning, we came across this beauty. A 1965 GMC 1/2-ton 4×4 pickup. If you are any sort of 4×4 enthusiast, especially of the GM ilk, you have got to love this truck. The seller, an Ohio classic truck and car dealer by the way, describes it as being an original GM four-wheel-drive Stepside Long Wheel Base version.
It’s also called out as including the original 305ci V-6 engine (NOT an inline-six) and a three-speed automatic transmission with the shifter on the column. Supposedly, the rig has just 65,000 original miles on it. And the seller says it is an original 4×4, with Warn locking hubs that operate perfectly.
The interior is all original, and includes rubber floor mats. However, the seat bottom is worn out on the drivers side, and the seat cover is torn. The dash is original, and is claimed to have never been touched or cut. How rare is that for a ’65 4×4? This rig is the radio-delete model, and the visor still has the 4×4 shifting directions label on it. The ad says the heater works great! As a matter of fact, everything inside is claimed to work except the horn.
The truck was, according to the seller, repainted “some years back” with the original GM blue. The cab corners are so-so (need to be repaired) and the drivers side floor/inner rockers are “weak.” The interior has never been painted or modified.
Recent mechanical work includes having a new gas tank and sending unit installed, as well as a new 500cfm Holley two-barrel carburetor, fuel lines, and electric fuel pump. A new power-brake booster, brakes, wheel cylinders, and new Goodyear 240x65R17 tires on late model GM wheels were also added.
A diamond plate aluminum sheet covers the original wood bed, but the seller says the wood is in decent shape. The truck is claimed to “run great” and is priced at $6,995 obo. What do you think?