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GMC FC-101 Stepside(1951)


GMC FC-101 Stepside(1951)

GMC introduced their new range of light-duty trucks in 1947, with smoother styling and a redesigned cab. The cab gave an extra inch headroom but, more importantly, an extra 7 inches (178mm) leg-room, which made all the difference to many buyers. It also had improved glassware, making visibility much better in this utility vehicle. Underneath it remained very much the same as the previous CC/EC series models, with solid axle front and rear supported on leaf springs, though the telescopic shocks were a big improvement for ride quality, and buyers could opt for an extra set on the rear if they carried heavy loads. The engine was given slightly more power for the 1951 model year, along with better electrics and optional twin tail lamps, and through a four-speed manual, while performance wasn't brisk, it was torquey at low rpm, which is exactly what most owners needed.

GMC FC-101 Stepside(1951) Specifications

Top speed:83 mph (132 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):22.0 sec
Engine type:In-line six
Displacement:228 ci (3,736 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:100 bhp (74 kW) @ 3,400 rpm
Max torque:187 lb ft (253 Nm) @ 1,700 rpm
Weight:3,275 lb (1,488 kg)
Economy:17mpg(6.01 km/I)
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