1973 GMC Painted Desert 230.

March 6, 2018



dead_elvis said...

This might be one of the grooviest rigs you've ever posted.

Glad to see OPC is back!

Anonymous said...

It's a pity that more than half of this blog is a complete mess and there's no way to get to the early pages without clicking 'older posts' a million times.

It's sad that they don't care at all about fixing it or replying.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anonymous #1: go make your own blog if you don't like it.

I like the site the way it is.

And dead elvis is right, this might be the coolest listing ever. One of these is in my near future. Retirement is coming, and I wanna try some snowbirding.

Richard said...

I like those colors. I was born in 70 so I remember being a kid in the 70s and seeing colors like that . Whether it was on a car or wallpaper or Saturday morning cartoon theme openings, those collars were exciting

gia said...

I like the bright color.

Anonymous said...

23 footer is much rarer than the 26 footer. Good find.

Anonymous said...

Ben, Keep up the great work. Love your site!


The Toyota Tiara/Stout family :-)

Tony Piff said...

Anonymous above: Regarding the "more than half" of the blog that's a "complete mess" — when we hired a programmer to redesign the site a few years ago, he found that the code on the individual pages had changed over time.

He did his best to get all the varying code to behave uniformly, but after working on it for two weeks nonstop, he called it quits and said this was the best he could do for us for the low price he had charged us and stopped returning our calls.

Sorry that the site is missing the piece of functionality that would make it easy to jump around the site to different dates. That's a reasonable complaint, and maybe we can address it in a future redesign.

However, at this point I'd rather invest that website redesign money in the OPC coffeetable book project.

AGabor said...

New pictures pleeeeeeease

Greg Prosmushkin said...

Thanks for the share. This 73' GMC looks like the Brady Bunch would take a vacation around the United States in this. Awesome find. This is my first time seeing one of these. Have a great day.
Greg Prosmushkin

Anonymous said...

Oy. 9 people and a dog in this little RV? No thanks. 4 people, max. The dog can still come along.

MrObsessive said...

I didn't know this for years, but these were actually FWD! The drivetrain was based on the Eldo/Toronado from the '60's and it certainly works in this application.

I haven't seen one of these on the roads in years, and I certainly remember them as I was a teen in the '70's and really into cars. A big hobby of mine is model building, and I happen to have one of these as a "Hess Training Vehicle" in 1/25 scale. Seeing this gives me some ideas as to what I can do with that model once I decide to restore it.

Thanks for posting!

CarOli said...

Oh man, I would love to see the groovalicious interior!

GM invested a lot in these things and would have revolutionized the RV industry if fuel prices didn’t quadruple the same week they were launched!

Clifford Lizarraga said...

This is my Uncle's favorite.
Wowed by Shoretel Support

David Evans said...

Saw a beauty like this last week @ Horsethief Lake State Park on the Columbia River..
I have pictures, can I "E" them to you to share?