For Sale: 1972 GMC Jimmy in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

Jeep invented the personal 4x4, Ford made it popular, and trucks like this 1972 GMC Jimmy Custom 4x4 perfected the breed. Blending just the right amounts of go-anywhere truck durability with creature comforts and practicality, the Blazer/Jimmy models were a mainstay of popular automotive culture for decades, and few are better suited to that legacy than this beautifully restored 4x4.

The factory correct handsome Medium Green paint sure does look good on the Jimmy's squared-off body lines. There's plenty of GM pickup truck DNA in there, and who can argue with the result when it looks this good? The proportions are ideal for a big yet personal SUV, and with the removable white fiberglass hardtop, it's fairly easy to transform it into a fun-in-the-sun machine for a day at the beach. The idea of having fun in this truck was clearly the driving force behind the freshening, but the restoration was done so well you could just as easily show it and fill the back full of trophies - it's simply that nice. The green paint is silky smooth and miles deep, with hardly any imperfections to speak of (in fact, we only counted two: a small rock chip on the driver's rear fender and one fisheye in the finish), and it shows so nicely in person you'll think twice before hammering down a muddy trail. It's not a perfect trailer queen (who would want one of those anyway?), but rather a truck that's had everything attended to and today shows like a top driver-quality rig without many equals. It also fits together very well, the doors close easily, and that big hood doesn't need a massive slam, and there's no evidence that it has ever been wrecked or abused in the past. The GMC chrome grille was always much nicer and more ornate than its Chevrolet brother, and with the additional bright chrome bumpers, mirrors, handles, and badges, there's plenty of shiny bling to off-set that gorgeous green paint. Of course, the white top does that as well and it faithfully matches the truck's shoes, while the Custom-spec black-and-chrome lower body molding really makes this Jimmy look upscale.

Inside you'll find twin high-back bucket seats covered with correct black vinyl seat covers laid out in a fashionable tuck-and-roll pattern, matching black carpets, and great-looking door panels with wood trim that all anchor a stylish and functional interior. Today, we might find the inside of the Jimmy absurdly spacious, but that's the great thing about old vehicles like this, particularly when they're also practical and functional. Out back, there's a black vinyl cover with Western scroll on the rear bench, making this a comfortable 5-passenger vehicle that'll truly go almost anywhere. Original gauges inside the brightly rimmed bezel are some of the best designs you'll find in a vintage truck and they're framed by a fairly rare GMC two-spoke steering wheel that's beefy enough to look just right in this full-sized Jimmy. A retro-style AM/FM/AUX stereo was fitted into the factory slot in the dash, there's a fresh dash pad protecting the beautifully painted dash, and with a column-shifter for the automatic transmission and a tall floor shifter for the 2-speed transfer case, this Jimmy is very easy to drive with everything just a short reach away. Open the tailgate and even with the back seat in place there's still plenty of cargo space for just about anything you'll need, and the area has been fully carpeted and now houses a full-size spare.

The 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood is the perfect companion if you're going somewhere remote, or if you just want to cruise around town. With a 4-barrel carburetor and a very OEM look, it's running great today and is a perfect match for this big 4x4. Even though there's a lot of heavy steel to carry, the small block is more than capable with plenty of power and loads of torque on tape, starting easily and idling incredibly smooth with a nice rumble from the dual exhaust system below. The engine is topped with an aftermarket open-element air cleaner, and if you look carefully you'll see a GMC Fire Red painted block underneath, factory ram's head exhaust manifolds, an older factory A/C compressor (although the system is missing several other components), and a giant radiator that's ideal for slow-going. It's backed by a smooth-shifting TH350 3-speed automatic transmission plus a 2-speed transfer case that feeds power to the axles at both ends. Speaking of which, out back you'll find a GM 12-bolt that's virtually indestructible, and it can easily handle the 350's power. With a tall factory ride height, this truck will climb over big obstacles and good shocks keep it from being too rough a ride. Classic white steel wheels look awesome adorned with hubcaps in the rear (up front the manual locking hubs prevent hubcaps) and are fitted with massive 31x10.50-15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain white-letter radials that complete the go-anywhere look.

'Action Line' Jimmys and Blazers are big fun, and with this gorgeous southern truck ready to hit the trails and/or show off at the next car show, you're getting the best of both worlds. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 GMC Jimmy
  • Listing ID:CC-1522493
  • Price:$63,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1972
  • Make:GMC
  • Model:Jimmy
  • Exterior Color:Dark Green
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:1326
  • Stock Number:4988-DFW
  • VIN:TKE182S503300

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