Custom 1956 Gmc 100 Shows Why Utility Pickups Need To Be In Mint Green Condition
Most enthusiasts are well aware that 1950s vintage pickup trucks were primarily designed for practical activities rather than trendy social media adventures in the newest vlog series like some of their contemporary rivals.
Nonetheless, this 1956 GMC 100 could do both with ease because to the retro aesthetics, flawless paintwork, and a host of contemporary updates. The second half of the 1950s saw a successful run for GMC’s Blue Chip series, which at the time was somewhat comparable to the Chevrolet Task-Force trucks. This was mostly due to General Motors’ love of artistic sheet metal designs, everything chromed, and inclination for practical features.
Still, connoisseurs will take just a single look at this 1956 example and skim right past the vintage cab, minty green atmosphere, and front power bulge before focusing on the long bed at the back. That’s something that wasn’t offered back in the day from GMC, and even though it fits the classic truck lines seamlessly, it’s a massive indicative of a custom project.
Sure, the polished 20-inch alloys were another obvious giveaway, but we just had to point your attention towards the bed first, which acted as the main draw for us when first laying eyes on this 1956 GMC pickup truck offered for sale by Streetside Classics.
With an asking price of $39,995, this restomod doesn’t ask for an arm and a leg from the future owner even though its spec sheet is just as enticing as the combination between those chromed details, mint green paintwork, and the ivory white top.
So, what we have here is a classically styled truck, complete with a very useful long bed riddled with storage compartments on the sides and spiced up with a wide array of modern touches. For example, the exterior comes complete with amenities such as a trailer hitch with plug, modern technology for the headlights, or a strong Chevy Silverado 2500 HD underneath all the brightwork.
Moving inside, one will find the cabin also went through a thorough personalization. It now sports power-adjustable tan bucket seats, power windows, air conditioning, and a digital instrument cluster (the figures glow green, naturally!) behind the wood-rimmed steering wheel.
The automatic transmission’s shifter is another highlight of the cabin, signaling the presence of a modern powertrain underneath the bulging hood. And, for better or worse, the engine bay also keeps in touch with the mint green feel as the fuel-injected 350 cubic-inch (5.7-liter) LT1 V8 sports a color-coordinated engine cover.