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For Sale: 1978 GMC Caballero in Milford, Ohio

Vehicle Description

1978 GMC Diablo, 74K Miles, Newer Paint and decals, Original Bucket Seat Interior, Great condition.  




Cincy Classic Cars is proud to offer this 1978 GMC Cabarello Diablo edition which is in fantastic overall condition with low actual miles of 74,814.  This Diablo is in super condition in every way and has remained with one family from new until about 3 years ago when the second owner purchased it.  The Diablo is a rare edition of the Cabarello and it really stands out in the crowd and is always a conversation starter when I take it out.  This Diablo features a complete repaint in factory colors with new decals, a terrific original interior, and a nice running 350 engine.  This Diablo is absolutely solid and has no visible rust anywhere around the truck or under the truck, and is very solid with great lines and gaps.  This Diablo is finished in the beautiful and desirable color combinations of White and tan over tan interior.  This is the factory color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured above.  The low mileage is not only validated by the amazing original condition of this Diablo but also by the Ohio title pictured above stating the mileage as "Actual."    


The White exterior is in terrific restored condition.  This Diablo was fully repainted in recent years with new decals and pin stripping.  The paint work was professionally done and shows very well even up close in person. The paint has a very nice shine and gloss and is smooth to the touch.  There are no signs of visible rust anywhere around the truck or under the truck.  Both bumpers are in great overall condition.  There may be some minor imperfections that are not noticeable in the photos, but noting was intentionally excluded from the photos.  The tires were just replaced a few days ago and have full tread left and are sized 225/70/14 and like new.  The wheels are a OEM originals and are in excellent overall shape with correct GMC center caps.  All weather stripping and window sweeps are original and in good condition.  The rear cargo compartment and spare tire storage area is very solid and clean with the spare tire, jack, and lug wrench.  The underside of this Diablo is honest and extremely solid and rust free, and has not had any touch ups.  The rear tail gate works well and opens and shuts properly.      


The Tan interior of this Diablo is original and in superb condition.  The seat covers are factory originals and are in good overall condition with no major wear, stains, but there is one seam split in the middle of the drivers seat bottom.  The carpet is original and looks great with no major stains, rips, or holes.  The original dash is in excellent condition with no cracks or fading and the gauges are crisp and clear.  The original AM/FM stereo works but there is some static when turning up the volume, and thankfully the dash has not been cut for a modern stereo.  The original door panels are in excellent condition and both door pulls are solid and in tact.  The headliner is in like new condition.  All interior lights and gauges work as they should outside of the cigarette lighter and clock.   The horn, stereo, wipers, and blower motor all work.  This Diablo has factory air conditioning and it was converted to R134 a some years ago and works and blows cold.          


This Diablo is in great mechanical condition with only 74,814 actual miles and drives very well.  4 new cooper cobra tiers were just added and the oil was just changed as well.  A new radiator was recently added as well.  We have driven this Diablo several times and it drives very nicely, it does not run hot, rides very tight, and is a true joy to drive.  There are no rattles or annoying noises while driving around town.  The brakes do not pull and stop as they should.  Also, the engine is clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos.  The engine bay is very stock in appearance  and new spark plug wires, spark plugs, and rotor cap were just added.  The exhaust is is in great condition and has a nice mild sound.  This Diablo has been loved and meticulously cared for by its previous owners and the overall condition of the truck and the way it runs and drives validates that.  The outstanding originality of this Diablo and the way it drives is a true testament to prior owners care and love for this special Diablo.  

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 GMC Caballero
  • Listing ID: CC-1310093
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:Milford, Ohio
  • Year:1978
  • Make:GMC
  • Model:Caballero
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:74814
  • Trim Level:Diablo
  • VIN:5W80L8K501331
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
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