It’s no secret that classic cars and trucks hold personal connections to good times and the special people we’ve shared them with over the years. Sometimes, you have to act to be sure a classic doesn’t “get away”. In this case, the owner of this cool 1966 GMC pickup truck bought this same truck twice for that very reason!

Enjoyed By Generations

The GMC’s owner told us: “I bought this pickup for my daughter because she wanted an old truck like Dad. (I have a 58 Chevy Apache). She enjoyed driving it & showing her friends and used it as a photo prop, but wanted to sell it at one point, sooo I bought it from her – yes, I’ve bought the truck twice. Truth is, it reminds me of my Grandpa’s truck & I look forward to retiring someday & showing them both off.”

It is still powered by the inline 6-cylinder engine and is mostly original, and that’s one of the cool features of the truck. So many of these were worked hard, and while we love modified and restomod pickups, it’s always cool to see one that is authentic to the original design.

We’re honored he brought the Jimmy to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for some maintenance and TLC. We’re replacing the bed wood, performing some mechanical fixes and taking care of some other loose ends on the truck so the owner can enjoy it more. Follow along in the pics below for the whole story.

1966 GMC Photo Gallery

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