Lot #366 - A well-preserved and all original piece of Americana, this 1949 GMC tow truck was originally owned and operated by Sacramento, CA's historic Wessler's Auto Body Shop. When it was not being used as a tow truck, it was seen at the West Capital Speedway where it was used as a push truck for sprint and midget racing cars during the 1950s. Although actively used, this rare and unusual truck was well taken care of and was fortunate enough to be retired early, allowing it to enjoy a pampered, California lifestyle. It was stored inside far away from the elements. Today it remains in excellent original condition and is truly a time capsule of roadside Americana. The truck is equipped with its original 228cid GMC overhead valve engine and a 4-speed manual transmission, which have been recently serviced. The original Manley wrecker boom and winch are still in operable condition. When the truck was discovered, it had an original Fram oil filter display which remains with the vehicle today as well as the original owner's manual and the original title.
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