Restored 1974 GMC Classic RV
26' Sequoia Motorcoach “Yellowbird”

$7,950 or BETTER offer

The Best Handling RV Ever Made,” the front-wheel-drive GMC RV is an timeless engineering marvel even by contemporary standards.
With its powerful 455” V8, Aircraft-inspired Ladder and Skin Construction Body built by Boeing, and air suspension, few other RVs on the road are comparable. Even fewer were engineered from the ground up to be an RV like the GMC!

We invested about $40,000 in restoration of this Classic GMC Motorcoach. It runs well, handles and shifts smoothly, interior plumbing & electrical systems work properly, it's clean and comfortable inside, and we've had it in our family for ~11 years. Our family needs have changed and now it's time to sell. This coach would be an excellent investment for the buyer who wants an already-functional GMC that has had many major repairs already done. With a relatively small investment compared to a new RV, this coach could be brought to top condition. GMC Coaches have a cult following for many good reasons.

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What You Get


Motorcoach Features:
  • Classsic 1974 GMC Coach we've used regularly for 11 years.
  • For sale by owner, not dealer.
  • Rebuilt Motor, Transmission, Drive Train, Exhaust System, a "long list" of restorations and upgrades
  • Runs well, shifts smoothly, handles well
  • Clean and comfortable inside with interior re-upholstered and re-carpeted
  • Rotating Captain's and First Mate Seats up front
  • Interior plumbing & electrical systems work properly
  • Ownership History = TX, TN, GA
  • Front Wheel Drive, Rear Air Suspension
  • $40,000 invested in Restoration
  • Frame and Skins good, not corroded
  • Ladder & Skin Aluminum and Fiberglass Body Construction
  • Sleeps 4-6 persons with seat belts for
  • Galley upgraded with extended countertop. Equipped with Microwave, Includes original 4-burner coleman propane stove and oven
  • Original GMC Owners Manual Included
  • Sold on "As Is No Warranty" basis
Meticulous Restoration Includes:

Motor & Drive Train
  • Rebuilt 455 V8 approx 5000 miles ago "all the way down to the block" by a certified multimillion dollar facility
  • Rebuilt Transmission approx 3000 miles ago by a nationally-recognized transmission business
  • Odometer reads ~82,000 miles. We don't know for sure if it has turned over 100k, but we do know that most drive train/suspension components have been replaced or restored.
  • Replaced Plugs, Wires, Belts, Hoses, etc.
  • Replaced Exhaust System
  • Installed new Heavy Duty Starter
  • Replaced Alternator
  • Installed new Radiator Core/ engine cooling system
  • Replaced CV Joint
  • Replaced CV Joint Boots
  • Improved Motor Compartment Ventilation
Tires, Brakes & Suspension
  • Alcoa Alloy Wheels
  • Heavy-Duty 2" Hitch with full Electrics, a massive weldment permanently fixed to Vehicle frame.
  • Replaced suspension Bearings, Bushings & Rotors
  • Replaced Brake Master Cylinder
  • Replaced Airbags
  • Repinned and Rebushed Rear Tandem Wheels
  • Performed complete restoration of Pneumatics and Leveling System
Galley
  • Installed new Norcold 2-Way AC/Propane Refrigerator-Freezer
  • Expanded countertop and Microwave Installed Below Counter in place of original 4-burner propane stove/oven
  • Original 4-Burner Propane Stove/Oven is Included with Vehicle
  • Replaced water system with new 40-Gallon Water Tank + Pump
  • Installed New Plumbing pipes
Ventilation / AC Cooling
  • Installed new Motorized Roof Vent for Bathroom
  • Installed New Carrier 15,500 BTU AC Unit amidships
Generator
  • Rebuilt Onan 6kw Generator
  • Replaced Onan electronics with new Mainboard
  • Installed Electric Choke

Interior
  • Upgraded to New Upholstery
  • Installed Durable Sisal Carpet
  • Put Sheepskins on Captain and First Mate Seats
  • Installed New Lighting Fixtures
  • Limo-Tinted side and rear Windows
  • Maintained the Forced-Air Furnace

Sound System, Electrical
  • Sound system upgraded with XM Radio + better speakers
  • CB Antenna with coax-cables to cab
  • Installed Pioneer XM- AM-FM-CD-Aux Receiver
  • Installed MP3 Connection for your i-POD/Phone/MP3 Player
  • Installed alternate 5-Disk CD Changer below Captian's Seat
  • Added New Speakers including Passive Sub Unit
  • Installed New Headlights, Marker Lights and Marker Light Covers
  • Installed New Invertor and Restored Main AC Electrical System
Plumbing
  • Installed New Thetford RV Toilet
  • Resealed Holding Tanks
  • Replaced Gate Vale
Maintenance Wish List

We are aware of the following maintenance items which have not been addressed yet. We make no warranty as to the completeness of this list, but prefer to inform you about issues we do know about up front. Your costs for repairs will depend on where and how you have work done. Some of these items have been completely or partially addressed in past maintenance but may require further attention to achive full-restoration.
  • Mount New Front Tires
  • Install New Deep Cycle Cabin Batteries
  • Replace Intake Manifold & Valve Cover Gaskets
  • Do a Major Tuneup on the Onan Generator
  • Perform Minor Carpentry repairs.
  • Address some interior formica / paint / paneling surfaces which could be repaired or replaced. They were distorted by leaks that have been repaired.
  • Dry-clean draperies and do some minor sewing for hooks, etc. Drapery tracks need a couple of pop rivets.
  • Maintain and/or update "wear component parts" associated to Steering/Front/Rear Suspensions
  • Check Brake System which has leaked some fluid, requiring top-off of Master Cylinder.
  • Examine and repair Muffler/Exhaust Pipes as needed- they are "puffing" some.
  • Restore Fiberglass and do moulding Repairs to rear tail-light area
  • Be aware Dash Air shows sticker for R134 upgrade but the compressor is frozen and belt is not attached. Our experts said "simply run the generator and use Rooftop AC, since even when working, dash AC on a GMC is not very powerful."
  • Rear Bumper has a crease
  • The rear roof AC Unit doesn't work. We don't use it since our new Carrier 15,500 BTU Rooftop AC amidships is quite effective.