1956 GMC 100 Deluxe Short Bed big window. Frame off restored. One owner, 0 miles
- Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: GMC
- Model: 100
- SubModel: Short Bed Pick Up Truck
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Trim: Deluxe short bed
- Year: 1956
- Color: Red and Black
- Engine size: 270 cubic inch
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1956 GMC 100 Deluxe short bed description
1956 GMC 100 Series Pickup Truck. One owner, ½ ton, Short Bed, Step Side, Deluxe Cab, Big Rear Window, 4 speed manual, power steering, power brakes. Fresh Frame-off Nut & Bolt Professional Restoration. Never driven except few test miles.
This amazingly original and detailed 1956 GMC is a one year only body style. Making it extremely rare and costly to restore to this level. Also, only a fraction of GMC’s produced compared to Chevy. This combined with the 56’s muscular body and menacing chrome grill make it one of the most desirable trucks in history. This gorgeous muscle truck is suited for a serious collector, wanting a rare collectable investment. Starts, idles, and runs smoothly. Dependable enough to drive daily, or gently as a weekend warrior.
No accidents and meticulously maintained. 99% original and all numbers matching time capsule. Very documented. Included with sale is a notarized statement from the lifelong owner stating full life history. Detailed photos, videos, and restoration records showing its provenance will be given to new buyer.
Very interesting history. Very rare export car. Original delivered to Medellin Colombia. Known as “The Land of Eternal Spring”, because of its constant mild climate. This and its entire life cherished by oneowner means no significant rust. It was a running and driving survivor with all original body panels and no accident history prior to being rotisserie nut and bolt restored. Currently owned by a fastidious car collector. Located near Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport Florida, USA Clear title in sellers name. Pictures and videos at YouTube were taken prior to shipping and do not show center caps, except for the one picture. Truck is now being detailed and new HD pics and videos will be posted shortly, or contact us for more details. We wanted to list the truck prior to the Holidays.
All Original numbers matching engine, transmission, and rear professionally rebuilt from top to bottom. All original interior and exterior chrome show plated. All new rubber, plastic, hoses, weather-stripping, seals, all interior soft parts replaced as needed with best parts available. New modern 12 Volt electrical system and wire harness with modern fuse box hidden under the dash for safety and originality. When needed only the finest OEM, NOS, and OER parts used.
Pictures posted are without the center caps installed and prior to detailing and transport. New pictures will be posted shortly. Videos can be seen by googling Medusa Motors at You Tube.
Serial tag # Decoded
1=114” Short wheel base
Blank space =6 Cylinder
P=Built at Pontiac
X=1956 model year
Production # 6707
# 1755 Deluxe cab
Retains original 270 ci Inline 6 cylinder. Factory rated 125 HP at a low 3600 rpm for maximum torque, acceleration. Can start off in second gear, as first packs major pulling power at low RPM’s. Completely freshly rebuilt to factory stock condition. Except all new Electrical System converted to modern 12 volts with all modern harness, fuses, relays, controls, switches, and connectors for trouble free motoring.
Factory block casting # 2324003, with side motor mounts signifying a (1955-1963 GMC). Original engine ID # D270856403 with correct 1956 date code. Head casting # 2194819 (55-63 GMC 270). Crank casting # 2324003. Stock Camshaft with forging # 2326722. All photo documented and proof sent to buyers on request.
*** Engine and bay painted correct GMC colors.
*** Original Zenith 28 Carburetor (Completely Rebuilt)
*** Stock oil bath air filter assembly with all hard to find internal components.
*** New Pistons. 40 over
*** New rings.
*** Stock connecting rods
*** Stock Connecting Rod bolts.
*** Rebuilt Original Head with new Valves, guides and lifters.
*** Original factory Oil Bath Air Cleaner Assembly.
*** Stock original oil breather filter assembly.
*** Stock Valve Cover painted correctly
*** Stock oil pan painted correctly
*** Stock original intake and exhaust manifold.
*** The original radiator replaced for extra cooling capacity with very expensive and rare factory rebuilt original Harrison brand from 1954 GMC ¾ ton copper top radiator. GM Part # 3125505
*** New correct GM brand radiator hoses, core support mounting pads, clamps, overflow hose, reproduction cap, and fluid.
*** Stock 5 blade radiator fan.
*** Stock rebuilt power steering system.
*** Stock engine bay reinforcement bars.
*** Stock Fuel Pump.
***Stock fuel filter with original glass bowl cover.
*** Stock Water Pump
*** Stock Oil Pump.
*** Stock Pulleys and brackets.
*** New Stock Type Starter Motor
*** New Electronic 12 Volt Ignition System
*** New modern fuse box for dependability and hidden under dash for authenticity.
*** New Alternator.
*** Custom wiring harness with end connections soldered on and bundles covered with protective rubber tubing.
*** Stock distributor with modern electronic components for dependability. New points, condenser, and rotor.
*** New distributor cap
*** New Spark Plugs
***New ignition Wires
*** New fuel lines
*** New stock Brake Master Cylinder and booster for safety.
*** New Stock rebuilt power steering system.
*** New Reproduction low-tone horn and relay.
*** Complete engine, transmission, intake, exhaust, valve cover, and etcetera gasket set.
*** New Belts and Hoses
*** New Battery, cables, hold down, J hooks, grounding strap.
*** All new Fluids and Filters
*** Reproduction Factory Decals.
Original factory optional 4 speed GM SM420 stamped GM 591953. Completely rebuilt with new shifter knob, boot, seals, stainless reproduction dipstick, gaskets, bands, springs, grommets and shift linkage adjusted for smooth shifting through all gears. Case painted with hammered silver high heat paint. Looks amazing.
GM F022 Rebuilt and powder coated black
*** Rebuilt and powder coated, sturdy and reliable GMC SS (A) HO33 Hypoid rear axle with 3.07 ratio.
Exterior Body and Paint
Current condition is show quality. Retains all its original factory body panels. Full restoration began by video and photo documenting everything. All docs, videos, and images will be given to new buyer. Every nut and bolt completely disassembled. Body removed from the chassis and media blasted and epoxy coated. The chassis, suspension, and inner fender wells were electrostatically powder coated black for superior durability and rust protection. All panels were professionally painted separately, off the car, with DuPont base coat/ clear coat to ensure even coverage. Then the factory original body, cab, hood, fenders, tailgate, and bed were methodically wet sanded then cream polished. Resulting in smooth panels and a deep gloss. The Two-tone Dark Indian Red with Ebony Black upper cab highlights the trucks classic muscular bulges. Much better than the factory, with no orange peel, but not overly clear-coated to look to showy.Tailgate GMC logo painted metallic Gold.Painstakingly assembled. Doors slam shut with a solid thud. Every detail fastidiously addressed.
Retains all original and very hard to find body trim. All major components are original including front and rear bumper, grill, chrome badges, etcetera. NOT Reproductions.
All chrome plated. Tens of thousands of dollars spent on all the little fine mechanical and cosmetic detail parts that make this trucks quality outstanding.
Partial list of correct reproduction parts used. Tens of thousands spent on correct restoration parts mostly from LMC Truck.
*** New reproduction steel visor.
*** All new firewall, fender, cowl, bed, cab, body, and chassis mounting pad bushings, and weather-stripping, for squeak, draft, fume free driving.
*** New reproduction Chrome bumper bolts front and rear.
*** New Deluxe Cab polished stainless-steel molding.
*** ALL new cab, floor, and firewall grommets, and insulators.
*** New 7-inch halogen headlamps, gaskets, and retainer/adjusters, and springs for bright illumination.
*** New reproduction optional headlight chrome mesh stone guards.
*** New bumper mounted front plastic parking lamp lenses and gaskets.
*** New reproduction hood chrome grill. (Original included with sale)
*** New chrome exterior door handles
*** New Door Handle Mounting Pad Set.
*** Optional Deluxe door handle scratch guards.
*** New reproduction chrome interior door handles, window cranks, and vent window trim.
*** New matching lock cylinders with two sets of GM keys.
*** New reproduction front bumper turning light plastic covers and seals.
*** New reproduction tail lamps and brackets.
*** Factory front license plate bracket.
*** New reproduction rear license plate bracket with working lamp.
*** New rear backup lights installed for safety and to pass inspection. Hidden inside frame to look stock from the rear.
***New chrome tailgate chains with black protective covers.
*** Original gas tank painted correctly, with new hoses, mounting pads, clamps, sending unit, pump, and locking chrome gas cap.
*** New chrome door side view mirrors and mounting arms.
*** New door and hood rubber bumpers.
*** New door drain-plugs.
*** Reproduction factory decals.
*** New correct reproduction silver hood hinges.
*** New reproduction hood rubber bumper kit.
*** New windshield wiper motor, blades, and chrome arms.
*** New chrome wiper towers, bezels, and mounting gaskets.
The bed is fully restored and homage paid to its life in Medellin Colombia, As the bed is lined in native very expensive exotic imported Colombian hardwood Peltogyne Purpurea. Commonly known as Nazareno, or purpleheart. A species of tree native to the Atlantic coast of Colombia. It was chosen for its extreme hardness, natural reddish-purple hue, with dark tight straight veins. Hand stained black. Then marine grade semi-gloss urethane applied and polished. Resulting in a spectacular high-grade furniture quality finish that looks amazing against the Dark Indian Red and Black paint scheme.
*** New polished stainless-steel bed frame mounting kit with polished offset washers.
*** New polished stainless bed wear strip kit .
*** New Polished stainless bed corner strips.
*** New polished stainless bolt kit.
*** New chrome tailgate chains and black covers.
*** Stock under bed spare tire carrier.
*** Interior is all stock. Everything works like new and is highly detailed. Painted the same Indian Red and Black as the exterior.
***ALL original factory gauges disassembled and cleaned, interior panels, dash, steering wheel, chrome horn button, controls, trim, ashtray, knobs, and switches. All have been mechanically and cosmetically detailed. All interior chrome parts professionally chrome show plated, painted and/or polished.
*** Original factory seat frame springs rebuilt.
*** New black pleated seat covers and padding.
*** All New black OE correct quick release herringbone pattern seat belts, mounting brackets, and bolts.
***New black headliner.
*** New black reproduction door arm rests.
*** Heavy 36 oz. jute carpet and interior fire wall underlayment to reduce heat and noise.
*** New correct black loop pile carpet molded from original floor pan. OE heal pad, cut out for dimmer switch, and vinyl border binding for finished appearance and protection from fraying.
*** Original steering wheel restored with original re-chromed horn knob.
*** Factory Radio Delete Plate
*** Two new speakers and grills mounted in each door.
*** Reproduction aftermarket turn-signal lever.
*** New reproduction, gas, brake, and clutch pedals.
*** New reproduction dome lamp assembly, bulb, and plastic lens.
*** New High low/hi beam dimmer switch.
*** All new lock and ignition cylinders with correct GMC keys.
*** All New glove box liner, lock, working lamp assembly, bumpers, striker, and retainer.
*** New sun visors, mounting brackets, screws, and trim tabs.
*** New polished stainless-steel reproduction rearview mirror and chrome mounting bracket.
*** New gas tank hoses, sending unit, mounting pads, and locking chrome gas cap.
*** New cigarette lighter assembly.
*** New vent control cables, vent seals, doors, and chrome knobs.
*** New throttle Cable and chrome knob.
*** New Choke cable and chrome knob.
*** New ignition switch.
*** New headlight switch and chrome knob.
*** New 4 speed shifter knob, spring, boot, gasket, and seal.
*** New seat track filler plugs.
*** Correct factory decals.
All New Glass and Weather-Stripping
Retained all its original glass prior to restoration. But began delaminating a bit around the edges. So, ALL New reproduction glass installed. Including new "wrap-around" windshield—a truck industry first and new rare and desirable Optional Big Rear Wrap-around rear Window. All new vent and side window glass, weather-stripping, and mechanisms.
*** All inside the door window and locking mechanisms rebuilt and operate smoothly.
*** New vent window frames.
*** All new side, front, rear window, doors, body, and hood reproduction weather stripping, seals, and channels.
*** New driver/passenger front and rear side vent window rubber seals, channels, felts, stops, caps, and handles.
Underside of car is show quality and electrostatically powder coated black for lasting protection. Highly detailed stock chassis and suspension completely rebuilt with all new bushings, rubber stops, drag links, shackle assemblies, etcetera.
*** New Heavy-Duty Gas charged shocks painted black. I mprove handling, ride, and appearance.
*** Stock GMC exhaust manifold leads into lightweight and rust resistant aluminum dual exhaust pipes.
*** Slant cut black side dual exhaust exiting in front of rear wheels for a meaner look.
*** Muffler produces low muscular rumble that growls when the throttle is pressed but not overly intrusive to the interior. Sounds like a mean V-8.
*** Factory system completely rebuilt with front and rear drums resurfaced. New shoes,wheel cylinders, lines, hoses, fluid, and system adjusted. New modern brakes valve regulator, hidden inside the frame for better stopping and original appearance.
*** New upgraded power brake booster with dual reservoir master cylinder.
*** New full parking brake assembly and cable.
Wheels and Tires
*** Fournew reproduction GM chrome Rally wheels with back panels electrostatically powder coated black.
*** New chrome reproduction Center Caps.
*** New wheel bearings
*** New wheel studs.
***New factory style wheel lugs
*** New chrome valve stems.
*** New Firestone raised white letter radial tires. Zero miles. Raised white letters turned inward for classic looks but can be reversed to see RWL if new owner desires.
NADA prices this truck at $62,000.
The cost of parts and thousands of man hours invested far exceed the trucks current asking price.
YouTube videos can be seen by googling Youtube at Medusa Motors.
Or cut and paste the following links.
Interior, Engine,Wood Bed-
Questions or Purchase: Contactmedusamotors@gmail.com or call 1 (954) 762-7714
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GMC Terms of Sale
Based on the high level of build quality and documentation provided and after speaking with us directly, we feel confident you will be ecstatic with the car when it arrives, should you elect to buy it online. However, we highly welcome a personal inspection.
$1000. US dollar non-refundable deposit required via PayPal or bank wire within 48 hours of purchase. Pick and full payment due within 7 days.
If buyer purchases via online auction and wants to inspect the car, they have up to seven days after the auction closes to do so. After buyer’s approval, full payment due within 24 hours of inspection.
Buyer responsible for paying transportation and transportation insurance. Seller uses an independent shipping agency and can assist with US or International shipping. Buyer may select and manage any transporter.
Published for sale at multiple International publications. Seller reserves the right to cancel auction at any time, without notice.