Reader Ad: 1960s GMC 4000

There is something cool about a big old fire truck! This big GMC 4000 fire truck has clearly been off the road for a number of years. It runs but will need brakes and clutch work to be driven on the road. The parts that made it a fire truck are unfortunately gone, but it does open up lots of options. If you’ve love to have this 4×4 beast, be sure to take a look at Robert’s eBay auction via the link below!

What Makes It Special? This GMC 4000 is a Former Fire Truck from the 1960s. It’s a 4×4 with a V6, 5-speed and just 15k miles.

Body Condition: Body condition shown in pictures. There is rust but is in good working condition. Exhaust is good.

Mechanical Condition: The engine runs, 4-Wheel Drive works well. Unfortunately, no clutch or brakes. Tires are good. Exhaust is good. No battery. Very Low actual miles

Seller’s Listing: Here on eBay

So, what would you do with this GMC? Would you restore it back to a fire truck, turn into a car hauler or make it a heavy duty parts hauler? Our thanks to Robert for listing this GMC with us. If you have an old fire truck that needs a good home, please consider listing it here on Barn Finds!

  • Location: Apollo, PA
  • Mileage: 15,141
  • Title Status: Clean
  • VIN: 4128497946

List your car here on Barn Finds for only $50!
 

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Comments

  1. Howard A

    Oh, it’s a neat looking ride,( speaking of ride, don’t forget your back brace and crash helmet) although, the odometer must have quit when I was a toddler. I’ve seen 15K mile fire trucks, and this ain’t it. If it is 15K, it doesn’t say much for the High Park F.D. This is an oddly equipped truck, with a rare Howe-Coleman 4×4 conversion. Most smaller 4×4’s were NAPCO. Top speed is no more than 35 mph, I bet. I guess you could do something with it around the farm, but forget any road travel.

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  2. Pete

    I like it a lot

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  3. Ken Member

    That 1960 (according to the listing) 4000 is a 1966. It has a flat windshield, and the GMC lettering in the grille is accented with red. ’66 is the only year they did that.

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  4. Wrong way

    I have to say that I would clean it up leaving it as is, go thru the mechanic of it, and build a nice conservative type camper on it and run away! :-)

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  5. chrlsful

    4 WD here means ‘earn yer keep in da woods”.
    5 speed’n V6, not so sure…
    hafta research this 1.

  6. Johnny R

    I learned to drive stick on a 1959 GMC Fire Truck. Beast of a vehicle with no power steering which always made things interesting. The V6’s in these have huge cylinders and you had to let em rev high (up to 4000) to get any speed out of em on the highway but what fun to drive. I’d take a shot at this if I had the space.

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