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Old October 24th, 2016, 05:44 PM
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Default Re: Did GMC have a sales data book like Chevy?

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More Information: I checked with the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan, regarding 1960s GMC Data Books. They do have an archive with some amount of GM documentation. From one of their staff, this reply:

"While we do have GMC Data Book pages from the 1960s (1962, 1963, 1969), we do not have complete Data Books with the covers in our collection."

Dave Boboltz, Waterford MI, 1964 K1002 305E
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You must have spoken with the right person! I just got a reply and it said they have nothing for '61

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Old October 24th, 2016, 09:17 PM
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The proximate cause of my question is that I'm looking for data specifically for my '61 GMC. And given that I have both the US Chevy and CA GMC books for this year, I realize I'm close to being able to answer an interesting question (to me) - "what exactly were the differences between the trucks by brand and region?"

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We can probably answer that question without a data book based off everyone's experiences and observations but I do have a 1960 or 1961 GMC data book upstairs and will fetch that and see if I can help you find whatever info you might want to know from in it or make copies of certain pages etc
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Old October 24th, 2016, 09:42 PM
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We can probably answer that question without a data book based off everyone's experiences and observations but I do have a 1960 or 1961 GMC data book upstairs and will fetch that and see if I can help you find whatever info you might want to know from in it or make copies of certain pages etc
Would you mind copying some pages? I'd be happy to compensate you for your trouble!

I really only care about the light duty trucks, and I'd like the pages that show the specifications and options, the pages which describe the color schemes, pictures of the interior, and the pages outlining the factory wheel sizes (that always seems to be a question).

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Old October 26th, 2016, 03:31 AM
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Default Re: Did GMC have a sales data book like Chevy?

For the model year 1961 there was less differances than 1963 and newer. all trucks used the same basic frame & body, GMC used only the 305 V6 for power while Chevy used their line of inline 6s & V8s. Canadian GMC were just rebadged Canadain Chevys.

GMC had a diiferant hood, dash, grill & tailgate. most of this info can be found on the website, or whats left of it posted in the links above.

The GMC Data Book was a lot bigger then the chevy book, as seen in the photos below. I also posted Paint chips from paint suppliers. also some scans I made a while back of some of the pages in the book.
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Default Re: Did GMC have a sales data book like Chevy?

I am a new member but i don't think so I've never seen one but some of the Chevrolet ones say gmc model available
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I have been looking for a '67 GMC data book for years. The Chevy ones come up on Ebay from time to time, but the GMC editions are rare.
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