We purchased this 1954 GMC Fuel Tanker last summer at auction with high hopes of starting a restoration on it. We wanted it up and running for the 2014 cruise season. Well, a couple of project cars had hiccups and slowed way down. We also added two new project cars. This winter while I was laid up in bed after some surgery the reality set in. I am not going to get to this truck for another couple of years, it has to go. It is now for sale, with great reluctance. I am asking $5,000.
Some folks have a strong brand loyalty to the cars they collect. Some prefer only muscle cars while others prefer to collect early 1900s brass cars. There is no limit to the specific limits a collector might put on his collection. We on the other hand like anything with an engine and at least 4 wheels.
It is all original with lots of patina and is really cool. It is considered a two ton with a large six cylinder engine and manual transmission. Although we have never attempted to start it we were told at the time of sale that it runs. The master cylinder is missing along with a few of the smaller items such as door handles. All of original pumps etc. seem to be in place. There are new tires on the front.
The Tanker is 25 feet long and appears to weigh approximately 8 tons. There is very little rust in the Tanker and it is as solid as a tank, pun intended. There are 4 individual fuel tanks for carrying different fuels. I found a California inspection sticker on the truck from around 1978. It may have been used at one of the airports in CA but have no knowledge of where, when or for how long.
If you want to know more or are interested in it please send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.