I came across the ad at this website. Someone had purchased an old GMC Motorhome and had attempted to restore it. Unfortunately, the website that carried the story of their renovation is no longer active. The post which began the story, ends with this somewhat tragic observation:
The next few months would be challenging as we struggled with the reality of what lies ahead, and the costs of keeping a dormant RV around a dense city. The story will continue in my next post…
Sadly, the story never continued. Or at least I couldn’t find the ending to the story anywhere online. A failed renovation attempt?
The coach pictured above is a 1973 model produced by GM’s Truck and Coach Division. It was a 26-foot model powered by a 455 cubic inch, 7.5 Litre V8 engine with a three-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive, with a gross vehicle weight rating of 12,500 pounds for the 26-footer.
Not many were built. Just under 13,000 units were manufactured between 1973 and 1978. I have read that somewhere between 8,000 to 9,000 of these motorhomes are still running. There is even a group, GMCers, telling the world all about the GMC motorhome.
I’ve seen the GMC motorhome in a couple of movies: Twister and Stripes. I’ve never seen one in the field.
You could take a GMC motorhome and really bring it up to date by working with Creative Mobile Interiors. I have no idea how much it cost them to renovate this 1977 GMC motorhome. The coach looks amazing inside and out.
I suspect the purists would prefer to remain true to the original model and have it look like this one: