This 1987 GMC R1500 has a true shop truck look and true shop truck
ability. So the ultra-cool patina paint meets fuel-injected V8
power, a rugged bed, and some of the nice upgraded pieces that
you'd give to your working buddy.
The reason why we all love shop trucks is because what they
represent. They're workhorses that have to be kept in tune for
daily tasks. And they get rewarded along the way with some of the
spare pieces left in the shop. This one represents that perfectly.
After all it has the logos and scrips like a pickup that was parked
in front of a service station. And the patina appearance backs up
that lifetime outdoors feeling. Plus, the bed has been upgraded
with a steel sheet on the floor and liner paint to make it ready to
haul anything home. But the bright bumpers, LED taillights, and
clean grille give it a little extra shop truck flair. And the
upgrade to polished American Racing Torq Thrust wheels and the
sporty lowered stance looks like the kind of thing the boys at the
garage would do if they wanted to have a fun weekend project with
their reliable weekday pickup.
While the exterior is a workhorse, the interior is pure leisure
time. That's because the full red package is very finished. It
starts with the comfy velour on the seat. In fact, this one looks
clean from the carpeting to the dash pad. It also has the right
features, like power windows, cup holders, and a tilt steering
column that gives you a good view of the full gauge package. The
radio has even been upgraded to an AM/FM/CD unit with Bluetooth.
This has provisions for air conditioning (it will need servicing to
blow cold again.) But your real favorite wind will happen when you
open the side vent window and slide the rear glass for that kind of
breeze only a classic pickup can give you.
Shops take good care of their vehicles, and so this keeps that
theme going with the clean engine bay. You're looking at a hardy
350 cubic-inch V8 that is backed up by fuel injection. So this one
fires up like a reliable worker should. And the very straight pipes
of the glasspack dual exhaust gives this a terrific sound. The
TH400 three-speed automatic transmission is the kind of stout piece
that's great for real work. And the power steering and power brakes
w/front discs means this one also drives with everyday ease.
So this one not only has the cool shop truck look, but also the
power and features you really want. It makes for an irresistible
classic GMC you need to get your hands on right now.