Aspirational envy, perhaps! 🙂
That or some Ford guy thought the 1968½-1974 Econoline nose looked a bit like the front end of the Chevy Van/GMC Vandura from some angles.
These have long been a limited production item. It seems to aid in exclusivity, although they have been aimed at vocational outlets, which seems somewhat counterintuitive.
A somewhat newer occurrence of this has happened where I work. What otherwise looked like an ordinary F-250 had a GMC badge plastered in the middle of the grille. It has caused problems – it is a GMC in Ford clothing? Or is it a Ford having an identity crisis?
All I know about this particular instance is we sold it.
Another LS swap I suspect !!!
Maybe a new Ford prototype and they disguised it as a GMC.
Maybe that is the owner’s initials.
They’re bank robbers.
Somehow, a GMC van with a Ford blue oval badge would seem even weirder to me.
I’ve hear folks say the GMC initials mean “General Mess of Crap.”
Perhaps this owner feels the same way about his Ford.
The V8 is only firing on six cylinders?
Gotta Mechanic Comin
This might have worked if he’d centered in the grille. Now, it just looks dumb.
On a similar note, while vacationing in Santa Cruz last fall I spotted a VW T2 bus wearing Mercedes Benz hubcaps on all 5 wheels (that is, including the spare).
If that T2 was blue and white I know it well.
Indeed it was, and I thought you might.
IIRC General Motors was suffering from production capacity problems at the time and worked out a deal with Ford to help meet demand.
I really want you to believe this!
This may be a trend, there was an 80s Ford pickup in my neighborhood that also had a a GMC badge on the grill.
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