1978 Eleganza II in Altadena, CA


Last Updated: 8/16/2019 | Ad Source: Direct

Location: Altadena, California

Asking Price: $64,300 $58,500

1978 Altadena CA

Motorhome Features

  • Model Year: 1978
  • Odometer: 115,990 (1,880 Rebuild)
  • Trim: Eleganza II
  • Length: 26FT

Seller Information

  • Seller Type: Private Owner
  • Contact Name: SOLD!
  • Phone: SOLD!
  • Email: SOLD!

Description & More Pictures

This is a lovely and quite original (though newly gone through) GMC.

I am the 3rd owner and purchased her in July 2014 = all major works new since then.

Alcoas/beautiful flawless Imron paint/dual awnings near new condition/stainless exhaust

Fuel injected w/all new fuel lines/not an old piece of hose or tubing in the entire unit.

Porcelain toilet/new water tank/pumps and hoses/new macerator pump.

Double mattress barely slept on.

She has been stripped down, insulated, new foam/fabric/carpet.

Cabinets refinished in Walnut oil stain.

New/rebuilt transmission/differential/motor/3:55 final drive.

Machined headers/copper gaskets.

A/C gone through/breaks/welded exhaust lines.

I have another project on the horizon and time for the Vardo (our Gypsy term for our home on wheels) to move over and make room …

New pleather 6 way power Captain Chairs/lumbar support (both driver and passenger)

There is really nothing left to do unless you want to upgrade the windows and dash.

OR change out the all new everything already done 🙂

I have invested just about $78,700 on this little lovely.

I may consider a reasonable offer on the $64,300 asking price.

All manuals AND receipts dating back to 1982 AND the original bill of sale from Ohio.

More Details:

I am the 3rd owner of this beautifully cared for 1978 GMC Eleganza II.
Garaged for 37 of its 41 years.

It has 115,990 on it with 1,880 miles on new motor. It has been garaged 95% of the time since new. A Manny Trovao Transmission was installed in November of 2016. Low mileage tires. Many new and updated parts. Well maintained. Added insulation throughout behind new interior coverings. New Cockpit seating in ultimate leather, lumbar, and 6 way power. Registered through thru August 2019. Complete set of original manuals included, plus the ORIGINAL 1977 bill of sale! Have receipts dating back to 1982 ! This is a premium late model GMC with most all the updates and current maintenance. I am the 3rd owner of this beautifully cared for GMC motorhome. It was garaged for 37 of its 41 years.

I have and will convey receipts dating back to 1982 !

VIN : TZE168V100132 . . . she was coach #132 built for 1978.

Custom Imron paint and striping in 2003 (still immaculate)

18′ Zip Dee awning + passenger side/custom fabric/like new

AM/FM/CD player/USB

Accordion blinds throughout/slide along front privacy curtain

A/C/power steering/power brakes

Dual flag holders @ front window/dual air horns/Perlux front lamps

Front bumper step/rear tow package

Alcoa rims/6 radial tires under 5000 miles

Screen door/etched glass window/Ragusa Doorstep

Propane tank has auxiliary adaptor for outside BBQ

Ramco Automatic remote heated mirrors/dash controls

Dual roof A/C’s/roof vents w/power fans/ Heating system excellent

Immaculate original working 3 burner stove/oven

Double sink w/new single pole faucet

Refrigerator 2 way/clean/excellent working condition + temperature specs

Dual gas tanks (50 gallon capacity = linked together)

Air ride suspension w/auto ride height and static levelling

Sleeps 6/rear double/dinette double/sofa/bunk over sofa

Onan 6000 watt generator w/electronic start/runs strong/new exhaust 7.18)

Monitor center/all works/new fire extinguisher

Mirrored storage and refrigerator doors

New front grill to replace cracked original

VIAIR 400C compressor /motor (for inflatable toys)/ VIAIR 2.5 gallon air tank

PASSED SMOG TESTS for California 2016 & 2018


403 Oldsmobile V8/Olds Toronado front wheel drive/w/fuel injection (rebuilt 5/2018)

Machined headers at Doug Robinson’s/new copper manifold gaskets

Edelbrock Intake Manifold (12.17)

Rebuilt Manny Transmission AND Differential/3:55 final drive (11.16)

Trans cooler lines/compression fittings

JEGS Vacuum Pump (2.18)

Aluminum water pump/ K+N air filter

ALL NEW HOSES throughout/new breather and gas lines

Fuel injection/all new harnesses/new fuel lines/hardware

Fuel Tank gaskets/fittings/remaining hoses/fuel/vapor separtor

Air filter modification to reduce noise

Silicone oil hoses/thermostat and gaskets

A/C Compressor/replaced in dash evaporator

A/C Hoses/Expansion Valves/Drier/Pressure switch

Power steering hoses

Bogie pin greaser kits

Dual purpose bottle jack adapter

Two deep cycle house batteries (6.18)

Interstate starter battery (6.18)

Upper and lower radiator hoses

Ignition wires/ Distributor R&R

New cap, rotor and spark plugs

Remove and reinstall bell crank/tighten bushing

Brake pads all new/front wheel seals/front brake rotors

Wheel alignment

KYB Heavy Duty Front Shocks

Airbags BOTH NEW 6.18 /Newride height adjusters

Pack front wheel bearings / Front wheel spacers/ Idler arm relay done

Generator muffler replaced

Macerator pump + kit (new 8.18)

35 gallon Fresh water tank and Shurflo water pump



DYNAMAT insulation/cab floor/side walls/rear coach + bedroom

New bead board on lower walls

All solid oak cabinets refinished/new hinges/shocks

New ½” plywood flooring/New carpeting

New cab rug/black shag (any motor work or grease will never show :

All new upholstery/all new foam in furniture + cushions

9″ memory foam double mattress (slept on 6X)

Carpathian Burl Dash

GPS Navigation system/back-up camera

Klipsch speakers

New single pole kitchen faucet

New stainless steel kitchen fan

USB connections/dash/passenger door/dinette wall

New bathroom exhaust fan

Full size enamel toilet

Dual captain chairs/pleather/6 way power/w/lumbar

New aluminum seat bolting plates

New seat belts/6 passenger + 2 integrated shoulder belts in cab



The ONLY thing I can think remaining to do on her is new windshields + custom dash 




Gwyny Pett
Altadena, CA

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