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Lot 26
1954 GMC Custom Pickup


From the Pristine Collection of Eric McConnell

CHASSIS NO: 15224CZ1082

• 572 Chevy big block
• TCI chassis, 9-inch rear end
• Vintage Air air-conditioning system
• No-expense-spared custom build

572 Chevy big block, five-speed 4L60E automatic transmission, TCI chassis, RideTech shock system, 9-inch rear end, Wilwood brakes and calipers in all four corners

1954 was a significant year for production at Chevrolet and GMC, the pickups and panel delivery trucks that were introduced in 1947 to help with the demand of the post-war era were moving into an all new, and more practical design. Toward the end of the 1954 production year, the American people finally got to see the significant changes that were made to the pickup. The most notable changes were the two-piece split windows that were taken out of the front and replaced with a smooth one-piece curved windshield, a better presenting grille design; the most practical change was the lowering of the cargo bed for easier access. These updates, combined with the unique five-window cab design, helped make the GMC ½-ton pickup more recognizable and more desirable in buyers’ eyes.

Presented here is a beautiful no-expense-spared 1954 GMC Custom pickup. Taking over a year to build from start to finish, no detail was rushed or left out. The build was started with a comprehensive frame-off restoration that set the standard for the rest of the build to follow. At the base of the build you’ll find a clean TCI chassis and 9-inch rear end. Wanting to stick to the classic look and design of the unique five-window cab, a full restoration was done to the body, but nothing else was added on to it. A dark maroon paint was used for the exterior to complement the bright chrome finished grille and Billet Specialties custom wheels. You’ll also notice a smooth finished woodgrain bed that has been added, as extra attention to detail is so very evident throughout the build. To enhance the looks as well as the stopping power of the car, industry leading chrome plated Wilwood disc brakes and calipers were used on all four corners of the truck.

The build only gets better when looking under the hood, as a blistering chromed-out 572 big block has been added to the car. Extra steps were taken to hide any wires from showing, despite it already being a prime piece at any car show, locally or nationally. Many specialized speed parts were added to the build to increase the horsepower. Backing the big block is a five-speed 4L60E automatic transmission that allows for anyone to be able to drive this custom. Throughout the entire cabin, a show-worthy interior with tan stitching and graphics can be seen. The two custom leather bucket seats not only add a comfortable driving experience, but also extra flare to the appearance. No detail was left out as even the dash and middle console were fitted with the matching brown leather and tan stitching. The fully functioning Vintage Air air-conditioning and digital radio enhance the overall driving experience. Other interior features include hands-free Bluetooth capabilities, chrome gauges, a beautiful GT Grant wood steering wheel, and custom stitching and graphics on the ceiling of the cabin. Built to be enjoyed and shown off, this ‘54 GMC is ready to take its place among the very best.

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