Just recently I received a nice email from one of our readers, George Courides, from Eastern Pennsylvania. Along with his note, George also included a few images and a bit of info on his pristine 1960 GMC. George said the truck reminded him of his favorite toy as a kid – a steel Buddy L pickup in the same color, so he just had to have the real thing (as a matter of fact, he still has the toy to this day as well). George restored the entire truck with the help of three close friends: Don Diehl, Sam Eckerd, and Bob Scheity. According to George, the truck was completely blown apart down to every last nut and bolt. After that it took he and his pals three full years to complete the project.
George is the third owner, having purchased it truck from a Georgia peach farmer who had retired from farming. He was going to give the truck to his grandson, but the youngster wasn’t interested. The pickup was pretty darn rough when George got his hands on it. It had plenty of rust in the floors, hood, roof, rocker panels, and cab corners, but he made up his mind to restore the whole truck and do it right – heck, he even painted it to match his boyhood Buddy L toy. The ’60 was the first year of the 305-cube V-6 motor for GMC. It was the same big-block motor they used in the larger commercial trucks. The bumpers and all hubcaps are restored originals. Luckily for George, the truck had never been hit and had only 90,000 original miles on it before he and his pals rebuilt the entire drivetrain. George’s GMC is quite a truck and we’re happy he shared it with us!
The ’60 was the first year of the 305-cube V-6 motor for GMC. It was the same big-block motor they used in the larger commercial trucks.
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