Location: Buellton, California
Asking Price: $15,999
- Model Year: 1973
- Odometer: 94,000
- Trim: Birchaven
- Length: 23FT
- Seller Type: Private Owner
- Contact Name: Eric M
- Phone: Not Provided
- Email: [email protected]
Description & More Pictures
1973 GMC 23′ Birchaven Motorhome for sale!
502 Chevy Engine conversion
Clean, straight California vehicle
Full kitchen, fridge, bathroom/shower, storage, CB radio
Recently chromed bumpers
No smog needed in CA (pre-1975!)
Roadworthy for your next adventure!
These loveable, space-age creations get plenty of attention! Their futuristic six-wheeled look brings smiles and thumbs-up. The massive flat-front windshield gives unmatched visibility. Driving down the road is like sitting in your own private movie theater!
This desirable unit has the rare floorplan that many GMC owners seek: the full-sized rear bed in the smaller 23 foot length. When the closet door is opened, it forms a wall and the rear bedroom becomes a private room.
It features the popular 502 Chevy engine conversion done by many owners for ease of maintenance and availability of spares. Most Chevy dealers still service this powerplant.
The 23 foot model is viewed by many as the most desirable length for these classic GMC motorhomes. It’s only the length of a full-size pickup truck yet provides a giant interior with spacious volume, endless storage space, creature comforts, and ample ceiling height for the tallest traveler.
As GMC enthusiasts know, this motorhome is unique because it is front-wheel drive. There is no driveshaft running the length of your cabin space. She sits low, you stand high!
The GMC motorhomes only seem to go up in value, riding the combined trends of “Vanlife” and and America’s love affair with vintage tin. The space-age aluminum and fiberglass construction hardly ages over the decades. Back then, Detroit built vehicles to last!
This unit comes with documentation and receipts going back to the 1980’s. It has been owned and lovingly looked after by professional mechanically-inclined owners for most of its life. It includes quite a bit of GMC memorabilia including a full set of owner’s club newsletters. Even a few official retro GMC motorhome polo shirts and windbreakers are included, so you can cruise in style!
It has spent the last several decades in the gentle climate of Santa Barbara wine country.
The GMC motorhome is a classic American vehicle with a loyal following. Owner’s associations, annual rally events, and support companies abound. A nationwide community of support.
It features the large-volume rooftop carrier for all your outdoor gear. Max storage, minimum size.
This is a clean, straight California vehicle. Roadworthy for your next summertime adventure. It has the usual imperfections for a vehicle this age. But it is a very solid, clean straight vehicle that will justify any investment you put into it for the long haul.
As of this listing it is being broken out of a 2 year storage period in the gentle Santa Barbara climate. With a fresh battery it started right up and you should hear that big-block Chevy’s gentle rumble! The unique smooth-ride air suspension and leveling system gassed right up, elevating the rear like a rap video. New oil, fluids, engine checks- she is ready to go!
This GMC is located in Buellton, California (next door to Solvang). It is on a storage lot costing $130 a month that is also a professional mechanic’s shop for anything you might want done. You can pay storage until you pick it up at your convenience. The town of Solvang is “classic car friendly” and home to numerous auto repair shops and RV dealership/repair places that can handle any project you have in mind, at reasonable cost.
The owner will cheerfully help with any reasonable assistance you require to take possession of this vehicle, domestically or abroad.
“Can Your Man-Cave Go 70 MPH?”