1946 GMC CC-101 STEPSIDE PICKUP "GROUND UP RESTORTATION, SENSIBLE MODS,!!!"
- Condition: Used
- Make: GMC
- Model: Other
- SubModel: CC-101
- Type: Pickup Truck
- Year: 1946
- Mileage: 14444
- VIN: CC10120526
- Color: Green
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Unspecified
- Interior color: Brown
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1946 GMC Other CC-101BECAUSE LIFE IS TO SHORT TO DRIVE A BORING CAR!!!
THE CLASSIC CAR GALLERY
3266 Post Rd
Southport, t 06890
203 256 9800
1946 GMC STEPSIDE ½ TON PICKUP “FULLY RESTORED, -SPEED, ORGEOUS
TRUCK!!! THE BEST!!!
The Classic Car Gallery is proud to present one of the finest restored 1946 GMC CC-101 ½-TON 115” “Step-Side” Pickups in existence. What began with a very original but tired truck, urned into a full, are metal, otisserie restoration done by Blackhorse Garage, ridgeport CT. Blackhorse Garage is known for their Pebble Beach quality restorations. Finished in her original forest green with black grill, enders, unning board and rear bumper this truck's appearance is stunning from every angle. The interior sports fresh dark brown Vinyl and green paint with black accents throughout.
The CC-101 Pickup was a continuation of a pre-war design that first appeared for the 1941 model year. The basic cab and sheet metal – including new front fenders into which the headlight pods appeared to be settling – were shared with Chevrolet. The GMC distinguished itself with a two-tiered grille made up of thick horizontal bars, s opposed to the Chevy’s mix of vertical and horizontal bars. For those who still couldn’t tell the difference, ong plaques marked “General Motors Truck” were affixed to the hood sides.
These were simple, traight forward vehicles. “Butterfly” hoods were hinged at the center and could be opened at either side for engine servicing. Lacking door vent windows, he windshields tilted out at the bottom for ventilation. Fenders and running boards came in black, egardless of cab and bed color. A floor mounted lever activated the parking brake. A beam axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs served as the front suspension.
The dashboard and interior were restored to stock with the exception of Auto Meter vintage engine function gauges. Trucks from this period offered few amenities, hough this truck does include a heater.
The biggest upgrade to this truck is the addition of a BORG WARNER T5 five speed manual transmission. This simple change transforms the driving experience of this truck from one of a tractor to that of a modern pickup truck!!! The correct GMC 302 cid straight 6 has been built for performance AND reliability and the goal has been met in dramatic style; THIS IS A REALLY FAST TRUCK!!!
The build and restoration of this truck features the following;
• Stainless kingpin kit
• Front disc brake conversion
• Dual master cylinder
• 1969 Camaro rear end
• Tires: Firestone 650 – 16 3.25 whitewall tires
• Wheels: 16 x 6 smoothie vintique wheels; center moon cap and chrome trim ring
• New Clutch
• BORG WARNER T5 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION w Hurst shifter.
• Front and rear leaf springs tested, ebuilt and repaired as necessary
• GMC 302 ci. Early 50’s military .010 under straight 6
• New pistons, ings, ebuilt connecting rods. Polished and balanced crank. Motor built by Walter “Smitty” Smith.
• Triple stromberg 97’s. Complete rebuild
• McGurk log vintage speed intake
• Custom stainless/polished 2” rise intake manifold
• One of a kind, ustom designed all polished stainless 304 SST header and duel exhaust system
• 16 gallon, tainless steel fuel tank located in rear of truck
• All stainless oil lines and fittings
• Aluminum GMC running board step plates
• 12 volt conversion and safety cut-off switch
• Sand blasted to bare metal frame and all body panels
• New fabricated bed, ncluding corrugated bed
• Chrome front bumper
• Original Forrest Green body/bed with black grill, enders, unning boards and rear bumper.; acrylic urethane base, lear
• Every nut and bolt replaced with new or re-plated hardware
• Fully documented ground up restoration, ncluding photographs
• New wiring harness, ubber gaskets and windlace
• Owner’s manual 44-46 GMC
• Restored heater
• Restored dash cluster panel with new chrome
• Juliano’s three point seat belts (2) and center lap belt (1)
restored seats including springs and vinyl.
As can be seen, o expense was spared in the build and execution of this truck. She has a few modern touches (5-speed fully synchroed transmission and modern ignition and rear end), o improve driveability and reliabillity while retaining the classic lines and character of the original truck. The truck DRIVES VERY WELL; she goes at highway speeds with ease. The ENGINE IS VERY POWERFULL, nd with the modern transmission is a wonderful departure from the tractor-like original; the truck drives and shifts like a modern car. As can be seen, his must be the finest “step side” on the market today. Bid with confidence as this car needs nothing except an enthusiastic new owner/collector. Please feel free to call 203 256 9800 or email Steven@classiccargallery.com