During the mid-1950′s most car and truck manufacturers begin to install optional V-8 engines in their vehicles. To set the vehicles apart from their six cylinders, V-8 emblems were designed.
This GMC front fender V-8 emblem was used during 1955 through 1957. The GMC letters were on both six and V-8 trucks.
The pictured Hydramatic emblem is removable and would not be in place on a truck with a 3 or 4 speed manual transmission.