George has always had a weakness for late 40s Chevy and GMC trucks.
That’s why this 1947 GMC was so appealing.
‘This truck was a former trailer queen –arriving at shows like royalty in a carriage. George changed that.’
George and his wife put the old Jimmy back to work as a passenger vehicle no more rides on a trailer.
Trucks are practical vehicles so the idea of a pampered ride to a show made no sense to the new owners.
This truck has the thrifty, indestructible “Blue Flame” six but George upgraded the charging system from 6 to 8 volts. He repainted the old GMC eliminating some bondo repair in the process and now it looks better than trailer queen great.
George and his wife have had some real world adventures with the truck since it was retired from trailer queen status.
The GMC was exposed to a serious hailstorm and the result was the aforementioned bondo-eliminating new paint.
The other adventure was the famous “running out of gas in old vehicle” scenario. Many old car guys have been there and the one common denominator –especially at night is the lack of safety flashers issue.
These old vehicles get very dark when they’re stalled in traffic.
Fortunately George wasn’t too far from home but his wife spent some scary moments in a dark truck blocking off traffic.
They’re still driving their GMC in the real world despite the real world threats because as George says:
“They have steering wheels for a reason”.
Thanks for the story on our 47′ GMC. We are very pleased with the story and your interest in our truck. Just wait for the spring and the reveal of the 48′ Chevy 5 window bute “lil bit”. Thanks again, George and wife…Wendy.