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1947 GMC New Design

1947 GMC New Design in Code Two, Movie, 1953 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Trailer truck (tractor) — Model origin: US

1947 GMC New Design

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle


Raul1983 FI

2007-10-22 22:11


I narrowed it down to 1951-1953 GMC. Maybe a 3-ton truck ?

Firebird86 US

2007-10-23 04:40


wouldnt that be a 450 then?

Ddey65 US

2007-10-23 05:38


GMC made much heavier trucks than that. If this is a 3-Ton truck, I suspect it's the lightest truck this could possibly be.

Ddey65 US

2010-05-20 00:52


UPDATE: My father is watching this now on TCM. Apparently the forensics unit thinks this is up to 10 tons. Then again, that could be in combination with the trailer and the load.

eymurphey US

2010-05-20 17:02


That actor in the passenger seat should look familiar to fans of trucking shows. Willliam Campbell appeared latter, again in a GMC known as a CANNONBALL -- The TV show was also known as CANNONBALL and ran starting in 1958. He played the part of Jerry Austin, sidekick to MIKE MALONE.

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That's him sitting "shotgun" in the above shot---


2015-02-28 06:12


A 1947-55 GMC New Design truck, with a 1947-53 grille and 2-piece windshield. But nothing more to give a better model year, as no 1949+ cab-mounted fuel filler pipe (on the right side) nor 1951+ vent windows can be seen...

Due to the cab that is clearly not the "fat cab" of the heavy-duty trucks (3½-ton and above), this truck can be identified as "just" a medium-duty one: a model somewhere between the 1½-ton 300 and the 3-ton 450. But it could be any of these models, including the "small" 300:
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(1948 brochure)

⇒ 1947 GMC New Design

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