GMC 'Rally' van, 1994, ex USAF, Cyprus.

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Seller: rattlebus (1,925) 100%, Location: Prenton, Ships to: GB, US, AU, Item: 333508981770 Having driven less than 200 miles since its MOT last August I have to accept the time has come to sell my van, albeit reluctantly. I have owned this 5.7 V8 GMC Rally since 2006 when it came to this country from Cyprus, where it had been in use ferrying army types to and from the airport. It had covered only 30,000km then. Mileage now stands at 64,538, although the speedometer and odometer both read in km. The Greek road tax sticker is still in the front window. Picture 8 shows some of the original khaki paint, still visible in places. The factory protective covering for the carpets has never been removed.It is by far the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned and has never let me down once. When it has needed attention it has always had the good manners to get me home first. I have used it for my band, although everyone now drives to gigs in their own cars. It was great for the kids: throw the bikes and the dogs in the back and away you go. The kids are all grown up now.It is a proper van with not a hint of velor or captain's chairs to be found anywhere. The American air force seem to like things simple and easily maintained, so there are no electric windows or anything like that.Often when sourcing parts, like window winder handles, for example, I have often bought parts meant for much earlier vehicles. GMC must have raided their old parts bin to put together these military vans.The front seats were replaced with Saab leather ones when the covers on the originals wore out. Underneath it's totally solid. There is no paint on the metal, never has been, although it never seems to rust. I did start painting the underside last summer, but completed only a small area, arousing intense suspicion from the MOT tester...The paint work is now getting tired: there are myriad small scratches and dents and it was keyed almost as soon as I bought it, on both sides. Evidence of this is still very visible, although I did try to repair the damage with rattle cans.I have receipts for all work done during my ownership, adding up to many hundreds of pounds, not least the replacement of the gearbox seals last year. Most of the braking system is new: having replaced the master cylinder and servo the problem turned out to be an anti-lock sensor costing pennies. The rear bumper is a Tiawanese replacement, the original having suffered from a disagreement with a lampost during icy conditions. Sadly I need to let the van go now. The window regulators have seized up whilst it's been standing and I'm feeling guilty walking past it on my drive every morning.Thanks for looking and please get in touch with any questions. 10.2.20 I'm getting lots of messages about my van so I thought I'd try to answer some FAQs:I don't have a buy it now price I intend to let the auction run. It has 5 stud wheels and fuel injection rather than a carburretor.It has overdrive on the gearbox.The roof guttering above the front screen does have some rust appearing. I covered this with tape until nicer weather returns and I was planning to see to it then. You can see it in the photos. The VIN is available by request should you want to dedode it and verify its age or whatever.All doors open and close as they should and the locks work.Please read the listing carefully.Yes, it is the same model as the A Team van- I get quite tired of bin-men bawling out the theme as I'm trying to pass their wagon. The underside is completely and impressively solid, honestly! Having had a nasty experience with a Saab I sold years ago for 'complete restoration' on behalf of a friend , I am anxious to be clear. (the guy showed up expecting to drive 300 odd miles home in it, despite the listing saying the clutch was burnt out, it was full of rust and that it would need to be trailered away. It all got quite unpleasant ebay-wise. He expected compensation for his train fare...)The van is not perfect: the bodywork will not win any prizes at shows. Vehicles do seem to be very photogenic. This one has many small cracks, dents, chips and areas of lacquer peel, as well as the areas that were keyed. It's perfectly presentable, but there would need to be lots of minor filling, levelling and sanding before it could be repainted. Careless drummers, passing drunks and my kids with their bikes have taken their toll. If at all possible please do come and have a look, or maybe you have a trusted someone living near me who could check it over. Thanks. Condition: Used, Year: 1994, Manufacturer: GMC, Model: Rally, Body Type: Van, Colour: Bronze, Mileage: 64583, Engine Size: 5700, MOT Expiry: 202008, Transmission: Automatic, Fuel: Petrol, Seats: 8, Drive Side: Left-hand drive, Previous owners (excl. current): 1, Interior/Comfort Options: Auxiliary heating, In-Car Audio: Cassette Player, Service History Available: Yes, V5 Registration Document: Present, Previously Registered Overseas: Yes, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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