1978 GMC Jimmy

4th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction | Mar 30, 2019

350 V8 Automatic

AUCTION
4th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction
RUN
#33
YEAR
1978
MAKE
GMC
MODEL
Jimmy
STYLE
SUV
ENGINE
350 V8
TRANSMISSION
Automatic
COLOR
Blue/White

1978 GMC Jimmy

VIN: TKL188Z531316

Built off the famed C/K Platform of Chevrolet, the Blazer and Jimmy were produced and marketed against the Scout, Bronco and Jeeps.  The GMC was very popular in the market since, for the first time, it married the off-road capabilities of the Scout with the "luxury" features like air conditioning and automatic transmissions routinely available on pickup trucks.  This success touched off similar market presentations by other US manufacturers.  

The Jimmy presented at auction is a fine restored example of the golden era of American SUVs.  All compromised metal was removed and replaced with new.  The paint was matched to original and the body work and paint show very well.  The front chrome bumper is new and the rear is in good conditionThe interior is original with bucket seats, center console and rear bench.  The removable top is original to the Jimmy and, when removed, makes for a fun ride. 

The Jimmy is powered by a SBC 350 mated to a TH350.  Full-time 4WD powers this ride both on and off road.  The car has factory Air Conditioning, Power Steering and Cruise Control, Tilt Steering and an upgraded stereo system.  The brakes were rebuilt and you'll ride on new 31" tires. 

Overall, a very nice running, driving and looking classic SUV.