1952 GMC 3/4 ton pickup truck - No reserve

Price: US $3,300.00 Item location: Freeport, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: GMC
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Trim: 3/4 ton long bed
  • Year: 1952
  • Mileage: N/A
  • VIN: 152-22P-14676
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 6 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1952 GMC Other 3/4 ton long bed

I am relisting my 1952 GMC 3/4 ton long bed pickup due to non-payment. It is a great truck with a lot of character to it and will be great for someone who wants an ‘Advanced Design’ truck for a rat rod project or full restoration. It is a very solid and complete truck that needs a lot of the common bodywork done to it. I believe that most of the patches mentioned below can be bought for under $65 (each) from online parts websites like LMC or Classic Industries.



I bought it from a guy who found it on a farm. The story is that it has had two previous owners. The second bought it in 1979 and started to restore it. It was kept inside until it was 'found' this year. I bought it with the intent of doing a resto-mod but it is beyond my means to do it.

Please look carefully at the pictures. The truck is being sold as-is. Here are my non-professional observations of the truck to try answer any conceivable question that I would want to know as a buyer:


The front has very little rust. The hood is in great condition other than needing some screws for the passenger hinge which I tried to show in the pictures. It will still open unsupported and close flush for hauling. You will need to replace the fenders if you do not like bondo (around the headlights) or else you can just buy patches for the back bottoms where there is some rust along the edge. The grill has dents and the remains of an extra grill (pictured in the bed) can be included in case you want to do something creative with it.


There is a little rust at the very bottom of the cab corners that you can buy patches for repairing. The cab beltline (the seam across the back of the cab) has some surface rust that looks like it will clean up easily. There is the typical window replacement that needs to be done. Someone had used well-fitted plexiglass to fix some of the panes. The outer cowl panels have the common warping from the doors getting slammed forward with the driver’s side having had some bad patch-up work done to it. Again, it is an easy and relatively inexpensive panel to replace. Inside, the fire wall appears very solid. The floorboard has been patched, the dashboard and bench seat are in great condition, there is a new rubber floor mat, and the (new) gas tank is disconnected.


The truck bed sides are rough where bed trim attaches to the sides which is typical of this design. I don't think that they can be used for a full restoration but it may be ok for a rat rod project. The fenders have the usual dents from being a farm truck with some rust on the front edge that can be fixed with a fender patch. The tailgate is probably best used as wall art. The bed is sheet of plywood.


The engine is the original straight-6 cylinder that was supposedly rebuilt 30 years ago. The person I bought it off chose not to attach the new gas tank. Instead, they tested the engine using an extra fuel pump and hose that are still there. I have not tested it myself because I planned on replacing it with a V8. MY MECHANIC SAYS HE WILL TEST THE ENGINE THIS WEEK AND SEND ME A VIDEO TO SHARE. The engine looks great for being 64 years old. The parts/accessories attached to it appear to be in good condition. The transmission is the original 3 speed with 'granny' gear.

SPARE DRIVETRAIN (see pictures):

I have a spare 6 cylinder engine and manual transmission that you may have with the truck if you want it.


My mechanic says that the frame/chassis is really solid and in good condition.


The truck comes with the original ¾ tonne 8-lug rims. There is a full set of original GMC hub caps that I have not found replacements for in any of the catalogs so I am guessing that they are rare. I assume there is chrome under the gray spray paint. Only one hubcap is pictured on the truck because my mechanic had just finished unlocking the drums/shoes to help the truck roll better. The other 3 are pictured in the bed. The white wall tires are brand new from the person who found the truck.


I have set the price according what I have seen other similar restorable Chevy/GMC Advance Design pickups selling for. I have seen ugly rusted-out junkyard pickups (that needed far more help than mine) go for as much as $3800 so I think my price is fair.


I do not accept Paypal due to some bad blood when it ruled in favor of someone who scammed me. If you are paying online, you may pay through Chase Quickpay or domestic wire transfer. Quickpay is a great way of making payments without sharing account information. You do not have to bank with Chase to use it since I do. Payments may, also, be mailed in the form of a Postal or Bank money order. Or, you may pay in person with cash. I require full payment within 1 week of me sending you payment options.


The truck is located at an automotive restoration business on a farm outside Freeport, Illinois. Shipping is the buyer's responsibility and should be taken care of within a reasonable amount of time (preferably within 2 weeks of payment).

THE TRUCK MUST BE HAULED. It only rolls. The gas tank is disconnected and my mechanic had to break off the brake/drum shoes to get the wheels to roll freely. As far as I know, the engine is good.

IT HAS NO TITLE, only a bill of sale that will allow you to register it. If you live in Illinois, the SOS office told me that there will not be a problem registering this way. Included is a previous bill sale from 1979 and registration cards to show previous ownerships.

I AM SELLING THIS LOCALLY and reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time.


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