1972 GMC Sierra Pickup
Although General Motors has been producing trucks for roughly as
long as Ford has, they weren't called 'Silverado' or 'Sierra'. In
fact, both names have a significantly shorter history than Ford's
F-Series. The name 'Silverado' originally applied to a trim level
on Chevrolet's C/K line of pickups starting in 1975. The 'Sierra'
name was applied slightly earlier to the luxury trim of GMC
pickups, starting in 1972.
So the introductory year of the Sierra line is gracing our Hallowed
Halls here at Classic Auto Mall and with this truck you could say
look it's a big rig, no it's a Sierra, no wait...but I digress.
Lots of big rig attributes with the cab exterior roof lighting,
front bumper light stalks, antennas off of either side, running
boards, mud flaps, and a diamond plate topped blue painted rear
bumper framing the bottom of an etched with fighting locked antler
bucks window sided bed cap. Breaker 1-9, break.
Not your everyday roller-skate for this worker bee in the form of a
1972 first edition Sierra. No ankle biters necessary as we have an
original 1972 version only tricked out with some big rig eye candy.
The original grille leads the way but the buck stops here,
(actually it does show up on the bed cap windows!), with a crossed
grille trimming flanked by dual headlights. The bumper has vertical
rubber topped "push bars" in the center and presents shiny.
Vertical marker lighting tubes atop the corners of the bumper allow
the driver to know exactly where his front end is when maneuvering
in tight spaces. Steel is all straight and rust free, and is bathed
in two tone medium blue and pure white. The cab exterior starts on
top with the white, then changes over to the blue for the hood and
upper beltline length, then back to white for the centers and then
after a black plastic wide trimming more blue for the rockers
running the length. On the cab are some big rig styled roof
clearance lighting. Chromed large mirrors hang off of either door
and the driver's side sports a CB antenna. The bed cap is aluminum
and is similar to the exterior in color scheme but with the etched
fighting bucks in the bubble windows. A diamond plated rear bumper
painted in body matching blue is seen under the rear cap door and
tailgate. The bed is carpeted and has a spare tire within it.
Standard GMC "bolt" on styled wheel coverings with GMC badged hubs
are on each corner. I'm keeping it at double nickel for this
Doors panels are in blue with a central wood applique panel which
shows some wear at the actuators. A bench seat in a multitude of
vinyl designs, mainly lighter blue tuck and roll upper back panels,
darker blue stitched vertical panels for inserts, and a Sheridan
"carved" darker blue bordering of vinyl frames the inserts before
it goes to full blown lighter blue smooth vinyl bolsters. The blue
dash is looking clean and easy, and there is blue where the black
instrument bezel once was, which is all clean and green (well
blue). Round blackface gauges are in front of a factory blue wheel
and the dash has climate sliders as well as an aftermarket stereo,
and a CB hanging below the dash. Gray carpeting slightly soiled is
on the floor, and on back some handmade curtains, (done by the
"wife"), hang from the rear glass.
A flip of the hood shows an unrestored truck like engine bay. This
has plenty of dirt, patina and some grease floating around at
various spots. In the middle is the moment shot in a correct 350ci
V8, fed by a 4-barrel carb and a TH350 3-speed automatic on back.
The rear axe is a 12 bolt version. I'm dropping the hammer down
Plenty of surface rust, wet grease spotting and framework is seen
under this truck. All the are surface rusted but structurally
sound. Suspension is independent coil springs for the front, and a
swing arm with coil springs for the rear. Power disc brakes are in
front and power drums for the back. I did notice a crushed
I slipped inside and felt like I was at home with the handmade
curtains, CB radio, Sheridan styled seats and the truck accenting
is killer kitsch. The truck ran fab, and all qualities within were
working swimmingly together to propel me down the interstate.
A Protecto-Plate and plenty of receipts keep this truck in order
and gives us the ability to see see some of its history. Grab a
cool drink, to cover that passenger's seat, and head in out, maybe
stopping for a 10-100, or taking care of heavier business at the
choke and puke. Big rigging here I come! 10-4!
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
501824-Sequential Unit Number
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interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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