1916 GMC

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1916 GMC Stake Truck- K 16 Closed Cab -Produce and Advertising Service
What will YOU use it for?
Our seller purchased this rare and unusual truck over twenty-five years ago for an eye-catching advertisement for their Produce business. It lived indoors amongst the fresh fruit and produce while delighting customers in their market after a beautifully done cosmetic restoration. A true Woodworking craftsman spent untold numbers of hours restoring and finishing the woodwork as you can see. The drivetrain is a newer GM 4 cylinder, it ran was driven short distances when they purchased it. It is not currently running and has not run for many years because it was parked inside the market with the fuel system completely drained and the ability to start disabled because of the building code requirements. So many potential uses include promotional and advertising, parades and celebrations, large family gatherings, pumpkin patch and hayrides, or simply an interesting conversation starter in your collection. It has a clear Michigan title as a 1916 GMC Stake Truck VIN 99303.
Some history on the GMC from the GM archives:
1916- On October 13, General Motors Corporation was incorporated in Delaware. The General Motors Company of New Jersey was dissolved. On June 1, W. C. Durant returned as President of GM. W. W. Shaw Corp. was set up as a holding company for Yellow Cab Co. and designed and built a car for taxicab service. The British used a number of GMC model 15 trucks in World War I service in 1916-1917. Also, the US Army used several model 15 trucks in the Mexican campaign in pursuit of Pancho Villa. The Villistas may have stolen one of those GMCs as it appears in a photo with Villa and some of his men. On July 10, 1916, William Warwick, accompanied by his wife, began driving a 1916 GMC model 31 1½-ton truck across the US from Seattle to New York. They covered 3,640 miles in 31 days running time hauling a one-ton load of Carnation canned milk. Later they returned to Seattle by a southern route, leaving New York on October 9th and arriving in Seattle on January 31st, 1917. During the return trip, they also climbed Pike's Peak. The total round trip mileage was 9,513 with no mechanical problems on the truck. These new models were announced: 16 (¾-t.) and 21 (1-t.) had shaft drive with bevel axle gears. 70 (3½-t.) and 100 (5-t.) had chain drive and 71 (3½-t.) and 101 (5-t.) had shaft drive with worm axle gears. All had Continental 4-cylinder L-head engines. GMC model 16 was chosen for the Class AA standard ¾-ton truck by the US Army for the duration of World War I.

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Year
1916
Make
GMC
Model
Stake
Vin
99303
Stock
21081

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