Cab-Over, also known
as Cab Over Engine (COE), Cab Forward (USA), Flat Nose (Canada)
or Forward Control (UK), is a body style of trucks, buses or
vans with a vertical front. "Flat Face" or Semi-Hood, where the
cab of the truck sits above (or in front of) the front axle.
This is in contrast to a conventional truck where the engine is
mounted in front of the driver.Laws at the time limited the
overall length of the truck on highways to 42 feet (12.8
meters). Mounting the cab above the engine and front axle
shortened the truck's length by several feet, which could then
be added to the length of the trailer while keeping the overall
truck dimensions within the allowable
GMC was the most popular truck brand in this era and had larger sales than competitors from Dodge, Ford or Chevrolet.
The vehicle offered
here has unusually good cab condition, has no rust through
except for minor surface rust, and is therefore ideally suited
for restoration or conversion to
Engine 228cid (3.7L) 6 cylinder OHV inline engine
89.5 HP at 3000Rpm
4 speed manual transmission
The GMC was imported from the USA, has an American Title and is duty paid as a classic car.
If desired, an individual vehicle approval can be arranged for an additional fee.
There are countless
possibilities for the design of this truck. Very popular is the
construction of the driver's cab over a frame with drive train
from a "modern" pick-up or SUV.
Below are some examples of restomods