Rare 1962 GMC 4WD K20 C10 2500 3/4 Ton 4x4 - CA US Forest Service Truck
Private seller / Contact Seller
Hermosa Beach, California, United States
Technical data for 1962 Chevrolet C/K Pickup 2500 K20
|Model:||C/K Pickup 2500|
|Type:||Standard Cab Pickup|
Rare 1962 GMC K2500 4WD Truck - Factory Ordered US Forestry Truck
This rare 1962 GMC K20 2500 3/4 Ton 4WD truck was originally ordered by the US Forestry Service here in Southern California in 1962. It was special ordered by the US Forest Service from the factory in Pontiac, MI (GMC only) and spent its entire life here in Southern California. That is until the gentleman that drove the truck everyday for work retired and was surprised with the truck to keep by the US Forest Service, as he was so in love with the truck. The original owner cherished the truck and drove it every day. He eventually passed in the late 90's and his wife then sold the truck to the second owner. This is a very special truck with an amazing history working here in California. It has to be one of the cleanest trucks I have seen and will make someone a very nice truck for years to come.
- Original CA Truck
- Factory Ordered US Forestry Truck
- Rare 1962 GMC (two year only)
- Newer paint
- New wood bed
- All new brakes
- Runs and drives great
- Original 305 “Big Block” V6
It is hard to believe how clean this old truck is, even the frame and undercarriage look amazing!
The truck was recently repainted and although not “show” quality, the paint looks and shows great. All of the glass and metal is near perfect. The wood bed was replaced and looks incredible, along with new stainless steel hardware. It has a custom rear hitch and all of the original tailgate hardware. It did not run a rear bumper, but I will include a new bumper, brackets and hardware with the sale.
The truck is verymechanicallysound.The truck runs and drives great. It starts without a fuss, idles very smooth.The 305 Big Block V6 has a ton of power and torque mated with the 4 Speed Manual Transmission. It had recently undergone a recent overhaul with new brakes, brake lines, tuneup, fuel system, etc., all preformed by the previous owner who used it as a daily driver. When I purchased the truck from him he offered to deliver the truck, which was about a two and a half hour drive. He told me he had put a ton of miles on it and never had so much as a single problem. It would not be a most comfortable drive, but I would not be afraid to get in it and drive it to NY without a worry.
This old 4WD is a BEAST! If you were to take this truck off road I am sure it could hold its own, even though it is 56 years old.
It could use about a days worth of tinkering. There is a broken arm on the heater control (new assembly included), the turn signal switch on the column needs replaced, as well as the high beam switch (new one included). All simple items, I have simply have not had the time to get to them.
The interior of the cab was also painted and shows very nice. The seat appears to have been recovered at some point and is in very good shape.It has an "upgraded" radio, amplifier and CB with magnetic antenna. Very retro cool! The gauges were replaced at some point with a "custom" wood bezel and instruments. It looks great, but an original replacement cluster could be bought for about $200 if you want to bring it back to original.
K: Factory 4WD Truck
15: 3/4 Ton
02: 127” Wheelbase
P: Pontiac, MI (GMC only)
1537: Production Number
B: 6,001 - 10,000 GVWR
This truck is not meant to be garaged! This is a very special truck that deserves a custodianwho will drive it and continue to keep its unique legacy alive. It would be great to find a home with someone connected with the US Forestry, or someone who will put it to work again!
Easy shipping. I can put you in contact with my shipper to provide a very reasonable quote. They typically pick up and deliver within 7 days!
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