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1981 GMC 4x4 Pathfinder Californian Barn Find survivor - $39,500 (Crystal Bay)

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1981 GMC 3500
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 94789
paint color: orange
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: van
1981 GMC Vandura 1 Ton K 3500 Pathfinder 4-Wheel drive van

This is a one-of-a-kind Rust Free California Survivor Original Paint (#95 Burnt Orange) vehicle that was specially ordered 43 years ago from Stevens Creek Pontiac-GMC Inc 620 Blossom Hill Rd. Los Gatos California on 4/6/81 as a 4 wheel drive 1 ton 3500 Van.

This was used as a summer vehicle in Lake Tahoe Nevada for dirt bikes and towing a 1962 Chris Craft runabout and has travelled an average of only 2100 miles per year in the last 43 years with just 94k miles. It has the heavy duty LT9 5.7V8, TH400 and a Dana 60 rear end with 4.10 Gears. Brand new tires mounted on 16x10 steel wheels.

This truck is being sold with the Original Factory Invoice date 4/14/1981. Every optional box was checked including the very rare 11,000 GCW Trailer towing package as well as the Pathfinder Conversion before it was delivered.

This 1 Ton fully loaded van was one of the most expensive vehicles at the dealership in 1981

General Motors, Ford and Dodge did not build 4 wheel drive vans and all three manufactures used Pathfinder Industries as a sub contractor like a body company and would drop-ship special ordered new vehicles from the factory to Pathfinder Industries in City of Industry to be converted to 4 wheel drive and then shipped to franchise dealer and old as new vehicle with full factory warranty. Chevrolet and GMC Pathfinder “K”, Fords were QuadraVans and Dodge were Trans Vans.

The GM Pathfinders were all 3500 1Tons with Dana 60 rear-end and Dana 44 front axles.

Pathfinder was the first to build new 4wheel drive vans and were sold all over the world for over 25 years. Common sense dictates that people that needed 4wheel drive vans were in areas that needed 4 wheel drive because of snow and rough terrain. Because the majority of 4 wheel drive vans were sold to places where the survival rate from an environment of years of snow, ice and salted roads was low.

To find an original unrestored rust free 4WD example with 43 year old GM paint is something that would be difficult to duplicate.

1GTGG35MB7505697
1=USA
G=GM
T=GMC
G=8,001-9000
G=Full size van
3= 1-Ton
5=short wheel base
M=Heavy Duty 5.7 Truck engine
B=1981
Sequential # 7505697

post id: 7732419080

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