While we still have full-sized 4x4 pickups, this 1989 GMC Jimmy represents a kind of vehicle that just doesn't exist anymore: the full-sized 2-door SUV. With great looks, awesome off-road capabilities, and the kind of brawn that only full-sized trucks can deliver, maybe it's something we should revisit.
This big, white bruiser is one of those well-preserved trucks that could have led a hard life, but didn't. Instead, it spent a majority of its time on the smooth pavement and working as a regular vehicle, which means that there are no dirty secrets waiting within. The repaint was done two years ago and gives it a bright, clean look and finish quality is good enough to make this Jimmy get the thumbs-up on the road without making you afraid to use it as-intended. The Jimmy wasn't all that different from the Blazer; it was mostly grille and trim, but when it comes down to rarity, the Blazer outsold the Jimmy by about six-to-one, so that makes this 4x4 a neat find. A matching white top, nice chrome bumpers, and a bit of bright trim make it look stylish without diminishing the clean, chiseled lines. Tinted windows look great, too, particularly against the white paint, giving it a purposeful look and protecting the cargo within.
The contrasting burgundy interior is a great look in the white truck, and with buckets and a console, it's sporty not merely practical like a pickup truck would be. That's 100% original upholstery in there, suggesting this truck has been very well-maintained throughout its life, and the seats in particular are in excellent condition with just two small repairs on the driver's chair. Options include cold A/C, power windows and locks, cruise control, and a tilt column, so it's ideal for use every day or for road trips with your friends. A newer Sony AM/FM/CD stereo has been stuffed into the dash and sounds great piping through a set of JL 6.5-inch speakers and the back seat is big enough for three so no worries about taking everyone with you. You'll also notice that the cargo bay will handle all your gear and includes a full-sized spare tire.
There are few more reliable powertrains than this truck's 350 cubic inch V8 and 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, so no worries about taking this Jimmy someplace remote. It's mostly stock save for the open-element Edelbrock air cleaner and a set of long-tube headers, so reliability is uncompromised from factory spec, but it looks and sounds a bit more substantial. They wisely chose to keep modifications to a minimum because this truck isn't about all-out horsepower but about going new places without worries, and in that regard it definitely works well. The overdrive transmission means that it's comfortable on the highway and with a 2-speed transfer case feeding both axles, traction and climbing ability are impressive. The suspension has been augmented with a modest lift with brand new shocks and twin Flowmaster mufflers give it a great V8 rumble that fits it perfectly. Cool blacked-out wheels from American Racing are shod with oversized Toyo off-road radials help with the broad-shouldered look and are a good choice for a truck that'll see pavement duty as well as fun in the dirt.
Nicely finished and ready to rock, this cool Jimmy needs to be preserved so future generations can see just how good we had it back in the '80s. Call today!