Gateway Classic Cars of Atlanta is proud to present this 2008 GMC
Sierra 1500. Although General Motors introduced its first pickup
truck in 1930, the term "Silverado" was a designation used only to
detail the higher-level trim for the Chevrolet C/K pickup trucks
from 1975 through 1999. GMC used a few variations of the "Sierra"
name (Sierra, High Sierra, Sierra Grande, Sierra Classic) to
distinguish the different trim levels through 1987, though the
"C/K" nomenclature was continued through 1999. "C" (or "R" for
1987) trucks had rear-wheel drive while "K" (or "V" in 1987) models
had four-wheel drive. Both Chevrolet and GMC dropped the "C" and
"K" designations in 1999. However, Chevrolet still uses the CK and
the CC in their current model codes. The Chevrolet Silverado and
GMC Sierra trucks have been essentially the same for their entire
history. The Silverado today is generally advertised as the "lower"
version, while the Sierra has more luxury options. There are some
trim and option variations as well. Now built on the GMT900
platform, the second generation of Sierra arrived as a 2007 model.
The exterior, interior, frame and suspension were all redesigned,
and a few of the available engines got an increase in power. Like
the many GM SUVs built on the same platform, the Sierra had
improved aerodynamics for this generation as well. Tighter panel
gaps and steeply raked windshields helped improve the fuel economy.
Once again, regular, extended and crew cab versions were offered
for this generation. The small block V8 engines of the previous
generation were replaced with a new Generation IV small block V8
lineup. Powering this GMC Sierra is a 5.3 Liter V8 backed by a
6-speed automatic transmission. Options on this 2008 GMC Sierra
1500 include: Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio, Anti-Lock Brakes,
Trailer Brake, Anti-Theft System, CD Player, Cloth Interior, Cruise
Control, 24" Dub Wheels, Driver and Passenger Airbag, Lumbar
Support, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Power Locks,
Power Seats, Power Mirrors, Radial Tires, Tilt Steering Wheel, and