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1955 GMC 100 Series NAPCO 4x4 - Sold
VMC Stock ID: 291122
Mileage: 2,814 since restoration
VIN: 102 8 CY 3630
Engine: 288 cu in V8 / rear end ratio -- 3.9:1
Transmission: 4-speed with granny gear
Exterior Color: Panama cream
Interior Color: cream & brown
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1955 GMC 100 Series NAPCO 4x4

J. J. Best Banc & Co.

The Northwestern Auto Parts Company (NAPCO) of Minnesota developed a kit to convert 2-wheel drive trucks to 4-wheel drive, mainly for the WWII effort. After the war was over, this unit was in great demand by the public. Developed before 4WD units were available by General Motors, the unit was very expensive unit at the time but also extremely dependable. The cost of the basic truck was roughly $1,900, while the installed NAPCO unit added about $1,300 extra.

For the individual looking for a 4x4 that predates the factory-built ones, this auto is for you. It is very rare to find one of these trucks, especially in this condition.

This GMC 100 underwent a full body-off restoration in 2010 and since that time has been maintained in pristine condition. In fact, it has been under the care of a full-time mechanic who maintains a multi-million dollar collection.

It has a 288 cu in V8 under the hood, and the transmission is a 4-speed with a low granny gear for 1st.
Most trucks of the era were equipped with minimal options, but this vehicle has the optional V8, radio, heater, sun visor, outside mirror, chrome bumpers and grill, and windshield washer. The 19½ inch wheels are significantly larger than the original GM wheels and, to finish it off in style, it is equipped with chrome GMC hubcaps.

This beautiful 4x4 is finished in Panama Cream with a cream and brown interior. The dash and inside doors are painted in a complementary dark red. The chrome bumpers and other chrome work are in beautiful condition. All gauges work as they should, as does the optional tachometer. The truck bed is finished just as it was when it left the factory, and the undercarriage is just as pristine as the top side.

This stunning classic runs great, and its meticulous restoration demonstrates the high level of attention to detail. Not many of these 1955 GMC 100 Series NAPCO 4x4s have been brought to this level. No expense has been spared . . . from under the hood to paint and exterior and even inside the cab.

This truck is so beautiful that it should have no problem taking a first place award at any show it enters. It is truly a 4x4 General Motors truck ahead of its time.

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