1961 GMC 4x4 Suburban k10 4 speed original more RARE than chevy chevrolet 4wd

Price: US $8,500.00 Item location: Oroville, Washington, United States
  • Make: GMC
  • Model: Suburban
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 78,395
  • VIN: K1001PN2278A
  • Engine size: 305 v6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
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Description:

1961 GMC Suburban

I have for sale a 1961 GMC Suburban 4x4 k10 4 speed divorced transfer case 305 v6. As much as I would love to restore this rare beast of the original SUV, I simply don't have the time, and am hoping someone else can restore her to her mighty glory!
First off, she's rusty. I believe she was used for the forest service, and had forest service body repairs done. That means it has some body filler on it. It originally sported a light blue paint, but currently has an odd metallic sage green topped with red oxide primer. It will need the usual rust repair consisting of rocker panels, floor pans, cab supports, lower fenders, quarters, and below the tailgate. The tailgate is quite rusty, but there is a spare chevrolet tailgate inside. The wood bed is in great shape, sadly no rear seats, and I'm keeping the front for my 65, although it has rear armrests. All glass with the exception of passenger rear slider and upper hatch glass are there. No rust around window frames. Doors obviously aren't original.
Engine is the mighty workhorse of a 305 v6. I rebuilt the original Holley single barrel and added a new mechanical fuel pump and it fired right off. She purrs like a kitten with rabies. 4 speed tranny shifts fine, but because the brakes need work and it's a hydraulic clutch, it feels a little funny. I believe the hydrovac to be working, but the drivers front brake line is disconnected and plugged so they don't work unless pumped up. E brake works, haven't tried 4wd as the front driveline is in the back. Warn locking hubs and 16" wheels, tires need replacing but good for rollers and hold air. May have had a plow or something as the front has a large bracket welded to it that would be easy enough to cut off. Frame is in great shape, no structural rust. I have driven it around my shop a little bit, too much fun!
Like I said, this is a project, either rust repair or a body swap, but being all original and rare I believe repairing the rust would be the way to go. Really wish I had time, but with two other projects ahead of it as well as a house reno, time is scarce. Video of it running available, as well as specific pictures if needed.