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RV Time Capsule: 1977 GMC Kingsley Motorhome In Near Mint Condition

With just 65,000 original miles, this 1977 GMC Kingsley is looking for a new home with a family that can appreciate a 70s motif. While the motorhome has been refurbished where needed, all of the updates and repairs have been with the original look and feel in mind.

Exterior paint is in good condition and all original.

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front view
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The original exterior paint was preserved through careful maintenance and the current owner chose to leave it as-is. The motorhome has a side bath layout, one that’s prized because of the extra interior space this design provides. Among the upgrades are a brand new 6,500 watt generator with less than 100 hours on it, and a new set of tires that have driven less than 1,000 miles – this one is good to go!

Check out the groovy swivel captain’s chairs.

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Here is part of what the owner had to say about the upgrades and repairs.

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In getting this unit ready for its new owners, and the start of its next 40 year journey,    for peace of mind, we decided to have the water pump, fuel pump, timing chain (double roller), fan clutch, belts, plugs, wires, etc, etc replaced……Only the best parts were used (ACDelco, Airtex, and the like…no cheap parts in this coach are , or were ever allowed)….All systems have been maintained and/or upgraded over the years and are in perfect working order.

Cool “space age” bathroom.

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What kid wouldn’t want to sleep in this “floating” bunk?

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The photos tell the story well and this one has a few cool features. We especially like the “modern” split couch bunks that give a “floating” over/under effect to the front sleeping/sitting area. If you are a fan of gold carpet and orange crushed velvet, you are in luck, since this one has it throughout.

Where else can you find orange crushed velvet this nice?

Orange velvet booth
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With this color scheme and patterns, the motorhome would make a great purchase for a film producer doing period pieces in the late 70s or early 80s. One feature that has been added that I like is the raised design ceiling tiles. While not part of the original interior, they stay true to the theme while giving it a slightly updated look.

Copper colored raised ceiling tiles, like you’d find in an old building.

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The bath has a “space age” look to it with the fiberglass sink nook. And it even has the original vacuum in its holder, stowed neatly in the closet ready to keep the carpeting just as fresh as it’s been for the past 40 years. Truly, this motorhome is as much of a time capsule as it is an RV.

The original vacuum still in its caddy.

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Not sure if the appliances are original but they are spotless. The seller says the original owner rarely used the amenities, as they preferred to stay in resorts that provided those services, leaving this interior looking like it just rolled out of the showroom door.

Kitchen appliances look like new.

Stove top
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fridge
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UPDATE: The auction for this motorhome ended unsold at $22,000. Looks like the seller was asking just a bit too much.

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1 thought on “RV Time Capsule: 1977 GMC Kingsley Motorhome In Near Mint Condition”

  1. I don’t think that’s an unreasonable price. Looks great and if I saw that before I got my Chinook, I would have paid that amount.

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