101Smart Ltd.

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November



LOT 634

Estimate:  £5,000 - £7,000

Result inc Premium: £5,184

  • V5 present
  • MoT date: 27/01/2024
  • Chassis number: 1GKGC26N7RJ725207

There's a fascinating history to this GMC. It was ordered new in 1994 by a retired US Army warrant officer with a dream to visit every state in the USA including Hawaii and Alaska, towing a trailer caravan with it. The Suburban he ordered was adapted to his own specification, with a 7.4-litre V8, heavy duty tow-pack, lowered gearing and a heavier chassis. On the day it arrived, the front seat covers were put on - which have never been taken off - and the warrant officer and his wife set off from Texas. After 47,000 miles and three years, they had achieved their aim and visited every American state. The GMC was sold in 2008 before coming to Europe with its second owner in 2010. It subsequently spent some being used in Turkey before being UK-registered in April 2014. The vendor tells us that the vehicle, which is now showing 138,891 miles on its odometer, drives very well and everything works as it should. It has an MoT valid until January 2024. 

Documentation with the van includes the V5C, a fuller account  of the truck's early history, and invoices (including a 2010 American one for $5073) and MoT certificates since the GMC came to Britain. There's also a copy of the Texas Certificate of Title, and various shipping documents, plus the owner's manual and a spare set of keys.   

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