For Sale: 1976 GMC Vandura in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

There's a certain type of adventurer that needs an all-purpose ride, and this 1976 GMC Vandura 3500 Pathfinder is the best way to do that while also having vintage flair. It has a cool custom style, an A/C interior, four-wheel disc brakes, and fuel-injected V8 power. And the value price means it's ready for your personal touch. So you can outfit this 4x4 to where you can leave civilization miles away without losing the comforts of home.


The Vandura of this era looked as beefy as GMC's square-body pickups (and shares plenty of the mechanical bits,) so it makes for the right attitude for a 4x4 van. This example also revels in the look of a true off-road lifestyle. The lifted stance, pusher bar bumper, KC lights, 8-lug alloys, Goodyear Wrangler MT/R tires, and a full roof rack with spotlights are all there as part of the enhanced 4x4 package. There's even a trailer hitch with wiring plug so you can take even more of the fun with you. The fade of the maroon paint and the imperfections in the body have the right look for an adventurer. That's not to everyone's tastes, but the price for something this custom and useful reflects how it's also a good base for a show-stopper build.


The interior is a bit of a blank canvas. You have wood paneling and a velour rear bench for the cool-classic attitude, but overall, we bet you're thinking about how to turn this into everything from a full camper to a way to showcase your business products. It already has classic 1970s custom pieces like the octagonal steering wheel and a beer tap handle. But one of the reasons why this makes for such a good base for whatever you want to do next is because of the fundamentals that are already in place. After all, cold-blowing air conditioning, cup holders, and an AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth and Kicker speakers mean this is a fun cruiser from day one. And that modern Sniper EFI touchscreen lets you know the right upgrades are in place under the hood, too.


Tucked deeply under the hood is a terrific powerhouse. This is a 355 cubic-inch V8 built with aluminum heads, an MSD ignition, and topped with a Holley Sniper electronic fuel injection system. So it gives you the right kind of power to enjoy on or off-road. The 4x4 system is a proper New Process 205 transfer case. You also have a six-inch lifted suspension, Reed knuckles, crossover steering, and deep treads on those awesome Goodyears. Like Yenko was the name for a powerful Camaro, Pathfinder was basically like that for rugged off-road vans. So it's not just that you have a cool 4x4, but also one of the most celebrated names in 4x4 vans. Even the wheels still have Pathfinder locking hubs. And it's easy to show off this distinction with nice anytime driving features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes.


This is one of the few times a Pathfinder 4x4 van is going to be within such close reach. So don't miss your chance, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1976 GMC Vandura
  • Listing ID: CC-1603521
  • Price: $28,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1976
  • Make:GMC
  • Model:Vandura
  • Exterior Color:Maroon
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:20057
  • Stock Number:2620-PHX
  • VIN:TGL356U512240
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Phoenix
614 East Auto Center Drive Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85204

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