I ran across a '42 GMC wrecker at a location I won't disclose at
this time. The owner is old, but is still in business, and may be
tempted to sell.
The unit is running and currently licensed. It is kept inside.
I didn't see a model designation on it anywhere and didn't want to
go poking around too obviously. The unit has been repainted at some
point and there are some small patches here and there, (door bottom,
fender bottom) where it appears he pop riveted some tin over a rust
hole. No significant body damage, interior looks original and reasonably
good shape other than deteriorated paint. All exterior chrome (grille
and hood side trim) is in place and in pretty good shape.
Dual tires in back. Single boom wrecker body with PTO winch.
The owner insists it is a '42, one of only two that made it to town
in late '41 before the war closed things down. The other was a pickup
that is long gone. I don't have a serial number to verify this.
He has owned it since new.
I don't know what engine it has, other than that it is some kind
of inline 6. It has a stick shift transmission, but don't know how
Now the question. What would a truck like this be worth? I'm looking
for a fair value, not trying to take advantage of him.
Mt. Iron, MN
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