1975 GMC For Sale
2013 Fiat 500 "toad"



$19,000 for both or $13,000 for coach alone,

but will NOT sell “toad” alone



This coach is road ready and set to go across country!

(details on 2013 Fiat “toad” at end of page)


1975 Palm Beach 26’ - Side bath model

VIN: TZE165V101333

Model: ZE06581

Build Date: 05/06/1975 


ALL systems work as should unless otherwise noted


Olds 455 V8
Automatic transmission
Power Level system
Cruise control
Driver side couch converts to bunk beds
Passenger side dinette converts to double bed
Rear fold down twin settee converts to double bed (have brand new foam mattress top)
Updated dashboard (Mac McNeal) and gauges
Xantrex True Charge TC 40+ Multi-stage battery charger &  wall mounted remote display panel
Alcoa 16” wheels (6)
Nexen Roadian HT LT Tires (6) LT265/75R16/10 – approximately 3 years old with 2,500 miles
Onan 6000W generator
Duo-Therm Briskair roof air conditioners (2)
Suburban DynaTrail furnace with remote wall thermostat
InstaMatic 3 way (110 volt AC / 12 volt DC / Propane) Refrigerator-Freezer
Magic Chef 3burner Range & Oven
Atwood hot water heater
Aqua Magic Galaxy GH toilet
Vacuum system – OEM
Blistein shocks
New headliner (FRP)
New flooring (carpet in driver’s platform & floating plank in rest)
New interior wall coverings
Roof running lights (5 front & 5 rear)
Potable onboard water tank with inline water pump
Roof storage pod
Rear roof ladder
Aftermarket paint done by Star Jet in Columbus, Ohio
Cobra 19DX IV CB radio
New Venetian slat blinds
Dash am/fm radio-cassette
Pioneer CDXP 1220S twelve disc CD player
Under bumper tow hitch/receiver & “toad” wiring
Ragusa aluminum folding entry step
Ragusa sliding double house battery tray in rear generator compartment
Exterior windshield cover (new in box, not installed)
Interior front window reflector
Front side window air deflectors


Recent work and parts within last 12 months


Steering box - new
Fuel tanks removed and interiors cleaned and coated, heat resistant underside ceramic coating
Fuel filters - new
Fuel lines (insulated) – new
Auxiliary electric fuel pump and dash switch installed
Upper engine rebuilt - Engine Heads refurbished & valves ground
Carburetor rebuilt
Oil cooler hard lines
All hoses & belts replaced
Brakes drums & shoes (rear) & calipers pads (front) & seals, etc.

Sensitized Power Brake Booster & Rod

House Batteries (2) - new


Extra items & parts


Ragusa emergency air bag “dog bone” block
Ragusa emergency air bag rod
Ragusa jack hook
Hydraulic 12 ton bottle jack
50 amp shore power cord
50 to 30 amp conversion adapter short cord
30 amp shore power cord
Expandable sewer discharge hoses and Thetford fittings
Wheel chocks
Fire extinguishers (2)
Manuals & Parts books (hard cover & electronic)

Spare tire canvas cover
Freshwater filler (garden) hose
Numerous replacement filters, hoses, fuel hoses, wires, etc.
Tow lights (magnetic) – not needed with offered Fiat toad


Repairs eventually needed


Crack in passenger windshield – does not hinder vision
Slow leak in driver’s rear air bag system – have not tracked it down yet
Some exterior clearance lights not working
Paint job looks very nice, but is 10 to 15 years old with usual minor scrapes here and there
12 disc CD player does not work – repair/replace/remove
The coach does NOT have an awning
Spare tire and rim is still 16.5” – Firestone Steeltex RTH


This particular motorhome’s ownership history


It was purchased new by a professional couple in 1975 from a dealership near Cleveland, Ohio.  At one point in the early 2000’s they had the interior upholstery redone with original pattern material and also had it professionally repainted by Star Jet, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.  Both A/C's and roof storage pod all match the color on the roof.  The frame was also cleaned and painted, top and bottom, at the same time.  The frame is in very good shape, including the side rails.


According to the widow, they actively used it for many years until the husband passed away in 2007.  It was then placed into storage in a heated commercial building that the widow owned.  When she sold the building around 2011 the coach went with the sale.  The building’s new owner had no interest in having a motorhome and sold it to a friend.  That friend never took any trips with it, and within a few months decided that a GMC was not large enough for his needs and put it on the market.


I bought it from him in 2011 and drove it from the Cleveland area to my (then) home in Alabama.  I used it for 2 years in the Southeastern U.S., then in 2013 I drove it across country to the Seattle area where I have continued to use and refurbish it over the last 3 years.  For the most part, I have purchased needed repair or replacement items from either the Co-Op, Applied GMC, Alex Sirum, Cinnabar, or Gateway.  Although the odometer shows 7,700 miles (probably from time of dash replacement), I don’t know the actual miles on the chassis.


Prices vary wildly on GMC coaches.  Anywhere  from $60K for a totally refurbished “crown jewel” to $500 for a parts bucket.  The current NADA values (only source) are shown with (http://www.nadaguides.com/RVs/1975/G-M-C/Palm-Beach/3012063/Values) a suggested list price of $24,925 / low retail of $8,550 / average retail of $10,300. 


Why am I selling?


I’m beginning to find it a little more difficult to deal with the normal upkeep and maintenance required to care for a 40 year old classic GMC
We have purchased a vacation home and plan on spending future time there rather than “RVing”
I want to see this GMC go to someone that has the time and interest (not to mention $$$) to continue to regularly improve and enjoy this GMC


2013 Fiat 500


7,000 miles – purchased from original owner in Arizona
5 speed stick shift – towable with 4 wheels down in neutral without ignition having to be on
Car is only 2,300 pounds curb weight & 139” length – tows effortlessly with the motorhome
Comes with Fiat OEM car cover & new in-box “LeBra” front vinyl car protector
Blue Ox 2801 base plate, frame mounted towing system with wiring harness installed
Blue Ox BX7365 Alpha folding tow bar
Brake Buddy auxiliary portable “toad” brake system
2013 Fiat 500 in “good condition” has a (KBB) retail price estimate for purchase from a private party is $7,668

The included towing package is worth another $2,500

installed towing base plate ($395)
tow bar ($625A)
wiring ($75)
installation ($275)
brake buddy ($900)
front “bra” package ($70)
car cover ($160)


More details upon request


Email: mike@olelepoint.com

Text or Call

Mike Brasfield @ 360-301-4465



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