Custom Built, one of a kind
1976 GMC DuraMax Deisel
One of the most expensive classic GMC projects ever undertaken (design and build costs coming in at over $200,000).
She was originally conceived to allow for a long term road trip of the USA and Canada with modern drive train reliability, all modern conveniences coupled with classic GMC Motorhome looks. She was designed and built out by Jim Bounds at the GMC co-op in Orlando Florida www.gmccoop.com
She started life as a 1976 Birchaven, the body was removed and custom modified to mount on top of a Workhorse LF bus chassis with 6.6 Duramax turbo diesel engine, Allison 5 speed transmission and Front Whell Drive. Often described as a hybrid between a Motorhome, a private jet and a hot rod, she provides luxurious accommodation for two adults.
6.6 Duramax Diesel with approx 10k
Allison 5 Speed push button Transmission
19.5 " Aluminum rims
Four new tires (approx 500 miles on them, less than 6 months old)
Remote control Ramco Mirrors
Zip Dee awning
Frameless Glass privacy windows
All wheel air ride with 2 new Viair compressors
New Instrumentation dispays
OBD diagnostic system.
Tire pressure monitoring systems.
Rear back up camera
Kubota diesel generator with only 8 hours run time
Classic Auto Air street rod cooler AC for cockpit
Precision Twintemp Dual Heating System radiant heater/furnace,
TV/DVD/stereo system with 8 speakers.
LED interior lighting.
2 Burner Verona Porcelain cooktop
Dometic Push button toilet
She'll cruise along at 75 mph all day long and climb grades like they're not there.
On an 1,100 mile drive from Colorado to California she gave an average of 18mpg. She is registered in California as a '76 GMC Motorhome with a diesel engine and therefore requires no smog in California.
She gets attention everywhere she goes so be ready to chat. There's not much GMC Motorhome left in her but she really is