I wonder what engine those things had in them? It is undoubtedly carburetted, but I bet there is an aftermarket TBI available for it, maybe even a MFI (that would be great!)
Sadly, it probably is not a FRED!
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This one is a 26', I don't think it is a GMC fitout. Many other manufactures fitout these coaches.
From the look of what I can see, it is a '73~75.
It appears to have Alcoa Hot Shot wheels, but no spare.
There is an almost cult like following among owners of these.
Find out about the GMC owners Assist List and find a local to go look at it with you.
When you go look at, grab the TZE number. It will be on a plate under the right (pass) side hood. You can then ask what others know of the coach. It may or may not be in the registry.
8k$ for a good one is a pretty good deal - if it has no problems.
We typically say that one of these coachs - road ready and dependable coach will cost about 25K - all at once or as a kit.
I'm sort of sorry the current owner does not feel he can take it on the road. We just got back from a 2k mile excursion to the spring rally and have another 5k miles planned this year. We don't travel as much as we might because DW is still employed. I won't tell him for a few days.
Matt (when you get to GMCnet, you will find me there)
Look at the sig picture.
Matt & Mary Colie
A sailor, his bride and their black dog going to see some dry places that have Geocaches in a coach made the year we married.
A very good friend bought an almost new GMC and loved it. He did many upgrades and found problems that were design related. Replace the 455 Toronado exhaust manifolds on his own and hated every hour of the job. Replaced the brake lines, installed a fridge after the original died when they were staying at Bahia Honda. Had to cut the side out to do so. As a professional engineer and owner of a huge contracting business, work performed on the first USA nuke sub and project for the Lunar Rover, he was impressed with the GMC and thought GM should have continued production.
They were the 455 Olds Toronado on the Toronado front end. Later ones, after emissions tightened up had a smaller engine for about the last 2 years. Our Daughter's in-laws have one and they also have a '32 Buick, '34 Terraplane '29 T bucket and a '56 Bambi Airstream. The Buick has a 455, the Terraplane has a Corvette eng. All have Air,automatic and loaded with accesories. He origianlly planned to tow the Bambi with the Terraplane and proceeded to completely reinforce the frame when he was restoring it and then found the GMC MH.
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