Like a former state truck, today Good price or no dice GMC is set to be pretty no-nonsense. Let’s see if there are any glimmers to be found with its price.
While BMW has applied the venerable M brand across almost the entire rangeeven if you go so far as to extend the performance identifier to its intersections and those weird hump-backed X-things, I think it’s arguable that the 3 Series M3 is still the company’s most iconic and beloved M-model.
Sorry for the seller of last Friday’s 1999 E36 M3, most of you did not think it was the most iconic edition of the most iconic model. The convertible body and the automatic transmission were both called more bugs than features and together they made the car’s asking price of $ 23,750 uncomfortable for most people. The end result was a 70 percent No Dice loss. Despite that loss, I still liked that car very.
Do you know what else I like? I like the idea of having the right tools for the job. That’s probably why I have, well… way too many tools. When it comes to all types of work, having the right tools can mean the difference between getting a job done quickly and efficiently and finishing work with the annoyed one. exclamation, “Never again!”
When, Michael, the owner of today 1995 GMC Sierra 3500 emailed me about the truck what caught my attention was the note that it is a former government truck and that he is a former government official. Michael is the second owner, I guess the government is the first. Now he is ready to move on and Michael says he would like it to “go to a working person’s stable for the next steward.” For a functioning truck, it is a fair request.
Now I do not often put vehicles for sale that are recommended by their sellers because we are not here to simply shill for anyone. Seriouslydo not flood my inbox. Still, The history of this truck tickled my interest, as did its fabric upholstery and rubber flooring basness. You can also always see when one of these GMT400 trucks is serious when replacing the standard model coil headlights for rectangular units with dense beam.
Other work-oriented aspects of the truck include a spacious 8-foot fleetside bed and a solid if not exciting 5.7 liter V8 under the hood. That grinder should be good for 180 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. These may not be large numbers compared to modern trucks, but as we come to, it can be a reasonable trade-off when other factors are taken into account. The engine benefits from a lot of maintenance work that is assumed to use all OEM parts and fluids and is documented with receipts.
The body is straightforward for a hefty dent on the edge of the bed. It does not seem to have broken the paint or be bad enough to have damaged the frame to the point that the truck can crawl-go like the scary new GMC Lobster. At the back of it there is a bed cover that keeps order and order.
The interior is great basic but also very clean. This is a standard cabin that can prove to be a problem for some due to its less lockable storage space. It is remarkable to think about it during most of the pickup – say 50 years or so – the standard cabin was the only way to go.
There are some upgrades and surprises in the truck. These are alluded to in the ad, but not specifically proclaimed and includes a Bluetooth add-on for the factory stereo and four-tone Cadillac horn. A bunch of extra OEM parts as well factory service and TSB manuals are also included with the truck. Finally, it comes with a clear title and no information about any appearance of the CarFax report. The cherry on top? It has only 65,500 km under its belt.
Now, despite the low miles, this is far from a new truck. But it is something that Micheal, the seller, says is actually an advantage of the truck, advocates:
Why buy a $ 40,000 to $ 60,000 comparable “new” truck when you can service it at home with cheap / quality parts and your own know-how. No need to worry about scratches and dents when owning a classic GMT400 truck right away.
What would it take to make this old truck a significant attraction compared to these expensive new trucks? How about a $ 8,950 request? What do you think is that it is a reasonable price for this simple-simon of a work car? Or does that price simply not work for you?
Sacramento, California, Craigslistor go here if the ad disappears.
H / T to Michael B. (the owner) for the clutch!
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