This beautifully restored 1952 GMC pickup truck represents the best of the Advance Design, and judging by the market, these trucks are becoming increasingly popular. There was a time when any farm had one of these rusting away behind a barn or still working out in the fields, but today, they are highly sought collector''s items. Hailing from a dry climate, this very solid pickup features a very correct restoration with some smart upgrades that make it a fine piece that you can show and drive with confidence. Refinished in what I would call Hunter Green, this truck looks highly authentic sitting on the blackwall tires with painted steel wheels and hubcaps. The Advance Design trucks debuted in 1948, the first post-war trucks to hit the market, and they were a huge success. The bodywork on this one has been well executed with good panel fit and alignment, and signs that a considerable amount of time was spent getting everything straight before the paint was sprayed. The finish is appropriate-not too shiny-and looks great on this vintage hauler. The bed has been refinished with fresh oak planks and stainless steel strips and looks absolutely gorgeous. Up front, there''s a chrome grille, which was available on the GMC as an option, and the painted bumpers and running boards give it a nice working-class look. A single tail lamp was also standard equipment, but this one sports a proper pair for highway safety in today''s driving environment. Utilitarian is the best way to describe the interior of the GMC. When they were new, these were tools, not daily drivers, so while they are comfortable, they''re also Spartan, which is part of their charm. The brown bench seat sports a recent seat cover, the door panels are simple vinyl inserts, and the headliner is just basic fabric stretched over the steel body skin. The dash, however, is very similar to those in Chevys of the period, and there''s a complete array of gauges keeping an eye on the six cylinder engine under the hood. Painted a contrasting light gray, the interior panels brighten the inside of the truck, and the chrome brightwork on the dash and glove box door really helps it feel more upscale. The 228 cubic inch inline-six under the hood is as tough and reliable as an anvil, but these trucks were never built for speed, although the slightly larger GMC engine certainly helps. The engine has been bathed in bright orange paint but otherwise offers a minimum of ornamentation and a highly stock look. The single-barrel carburetor is topped by a compact oil bath air cleaner, and exhaust is handled by a single tailpipe that gives the truck its distinctive sound. That chrome thing you''re wondering about is a horn and with a 12-volt electrical system and alternator, the truck spins to life quickly and reliably. The transmission is a 3-speed manual that shifts with your fingertips. It rides on the original suspension and the brakes feature new lines and wheel cylinders. The wheels are color-matched steelies wearing 7.00-15 LT blackwalls that look very authentic. You almost want to paint a logo on the doors and head into town to do some business when you own a truck like this, and two years from now, this price will probably seem like a bargain. Call now! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.