1943 GMC CCKW 353

After 32 years of ownership it’s time to let someone else enjoy this fantastic truck.
This is a prize winning truck having won the T.I.T.S. (Tire Iron Truck Service) Trophy for Best USA Military Vehicle at the Beltring War and Peace Show.
Its provenance is known to have served in Europe before being given to the Dutch Army on the Lend/Lease program. Subsequently it was purchased by Stanley Kubricks production team for the 1987 Film, Full Metal Jacket.
I have also worked with the BBC running this truck up and down Kenley Airfield to record the engine sound at idle, running and full tilt. The truck is different from most as it has a Composite Cargo floor, therefore no rust unlike most steel tubbed (largely rotten) cargo trucks. I also have the original screened distributor to go along with in the sale.
It is on a full set of Uniroyal Bar Grips. Good strong original running GMC 270 engine. 5 speed gearbox plus high/low box and selects all gears well. Wooden Steering wheel. Split Axles. Full Worthing Canvas ; tilt, back, seats and sidescreens. Kitted out in the back with kitchenette and sleeping areas as well as multiple enclosed storage compartments.
Many years ago we decided to purchase a Willys Jeep to allow us to park up and go explore in the Jeep. To do this we built strong steel ramps that allow you to drive your Jeep up and in the cargo bed, all custom built and included in the sale.
This also includes a 12v winch to pull it up if not brave enough to drive in/off. This is a high quality truck, mechanically as sound as they come. No weekend jump in and go heroes here, its been well looked after, dry stored, gets its yearly service and tightening, greasing and oiling as required to ensure maximum safety. Perhaps if you ask around, as its been around so long, many people will know of this truck.
Reason for sale, I have other hobbies now that are a little smaller and easier for me to get in and out of. In 30 years this truck never let me down once! A great opportunity for someone else to have a go.

Asking £16,000 and open to offers.
If serious call me to view. I'm based in the Gatwick area.
I have numerous spares collected over these many years of ownership which can be negotiable in a deal.


Mark Palmer: 01293 881674 or 07956 558610


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