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1970 GMC 1500 Looks American-Proud on 4-Inch Lift

Back in its day, the Chevrolet C/K line of trucks was immensely successful, despite the fight put up by Ford’s F-Series. Trying to get its products to as many Americans as possible, GM expanded the reach of the line to include GMC-branded trucks.
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The two lines, virtually identical mechanically speaking, went hand in hand through four generations, but for some reason, the present-day pre-owned market shows a clear preference for Chevy C/Ks. That’s why GMC's trucks of the same family now have a certain exotic feel to them, and whenever a new one pops on the market, it immediately draws the eye.

Something like this happened when we stumbled upon this here GMC 1500 from 1970, a second-generation C/K handled with enough taste to preserve its original look, while at the same time adding a certain modern feel to it.

The choice of colors used on the truck is a nearly perfect one, blending the hard red of the exterior metal bits with the black on the massive 33-inch rubber tires and the interior. Both these colors are offset by the use of chrome on the bumpers, front grille, and mirrors.

But perhaps the build would not have looked as appealing if it weren’t for the 4-inch (101-mm) lift fitted underneath. Thanks to it, and the upgraded suspension system accompanying it, the four-wheel-drive looks particularly upright, borderline proud, some would say.

When restoration work on the truck was performed, the engine was rebuilt as well. We’re talking about the original drivetrain, comprising a 350ci (5.7-liter) topped by a Holley carburetor and linked to a Turbo 350 transmission.

The truck shows 66,000 miles (106,000 km) of use on the odometer, but we’re not told if that’s the real mileage. It is selling on Classic Car Studio for $49,900 – not exactly cheap, but not too far-fetched either.

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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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