1959 GMC 250.

September 27, 2015

6 comments

6 comments:

RoadmasterMike said...

Such a "barn find" that it still has straw hanging off of it.

When the title pic first loaded (pic #5) it looked like the frame was broken....just a stray uhaul trailer, getting in the way.

Would love to know what motor is in it, if any. Was GMC still using Pontiac for it's V8s in 1959?

Carmi Levy said...

That's some sweet patina. From an era when trucks were used for work and not for picking up a PSL at Starbucks.

Anonymous said...

What a beaut! I'm a Ford man but I do not think you can top the character of this truck and its Chevrolet Apache twin. The coolest gd American trucks imo.

Anonymous said...

Also, would 250 denote the displacement? GM's 250 c.i. I6...

Justin said...

That profile shot with the trailer is trippy as hell.

sexyhammer said...

Perfect lead shot for a number of reasons...

The sign place in the background looks like it opened in the late 80's to early 90's period, but has obviously survived the oughts into the mid-teens of the 21st century. The period architecture of the storefront to the left lends credence to that theory. The loading dock probably unchanged despite the likely change in ownership and operation for the building in question. Altogether I get a nostalgic feeling for the skate spots I used to mess with and the workplaces I haunted on breaks and afterhours as a kid.

The '59 work truck is as much of an anachronism as its backdrop. The heavy patina indicates it should be at LEAST out of commission in its normal line of duty, but how could you use it for anything else these days? Maybe carrying a trendy micro-home or pulling in customers at a theme restaurant, but never hauling loads the way it was designed to do in its own time.

Loading docks and mom jeans. How strangely apropos.