Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
If you're in the mood for a future classic or a retro hauler, stop scrolling and read through, because you've stumbled across a staff-favorite listing. For the price of a 7-year-old Silverado you can have a great looking, 350-powered 1/2-ton with a HUGE amount of eye appeal!
This is a 1976 GMC Sierra 1500, loaded as the top-of-the-line truck for comfort and convenience options. Additionally, it's a long-bed, which adds in a whole lot more of American real estate to haul your goods around in. Looking at the body you can see the efforts of a nice quality paint with great gloss, and a fine metallic flake that looks amazing in the sunshine. Spring Green Pearl is the original color combination, and on a truck this big the deluxe two tone really looks great. The original trim is in nice shape, and on the Classic there's a pile of it, all of which is nicely maintained and gives it a period-perfect vibe. The glass is good, as are the lights and lenses, and while replacements are easy to find, it's nice to see the originals are in good shape because someone was taking good care of it, and the tailgate lights are a neat touch too. Those big mirrors were factory spec, as is the big sliding rear window at the back of the cab. The bed is in great shape, painted in matching green making it almost too nice to sully with dirty tools and materials. Big bumper guards up front and a step bumper out back add even more ruggedness. This is a big truck!
The partially restored interior is a nice combination of working-class functionality and luxury, offering a clean, black vinyl seat cover that wears like iron and still looks great, reasonably plush carpets that make the GMC feel quieter and more luxurious inside, and black door panels that match the gauge bezel for a little added contrast from the green paint. Options include ice cold factory A/C that's been converted to R134a refrigerant, and retro-style AM/FM/AUX/Bluetooth stereo, plus a new and full array of factory gauges that are accompanied by a set of Sunpro auxiliary gauges attached under the dash. Heavy-duty rubber floor mats are probably a good idea in a truck that can still earn its keep around the house and with a column shifter, there's plenty of room for three-across seating in a pinch. The dash pad has a few cracks but replacements are cheap and can be easily sourced, and most importantly, this is one of those rare trucks where you can climb in and instantly feel like you've been driving it all your life.
Power comes from America's favorite V8, a 350 cubic inch small block. The engine bay is quite clean and offers stock parts like the black snorkel air cleaner lid and a set of orange valve covers that always look good and match the paint on the block. A stock intake with a good old original-style carburetor give it snappy throttle response and plenty of torque for doing trucky things and with a true dual exhaust system and Super Turbo mufflers, it sounds like a V8 should sound. The truck's originality is highlighted by the stock components under the hood, punctuated by great maintenance and a very clean presentation. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission provides reliability and an unobtrusive demeanor and a 12-bolt rear end still hangs on factory leaf springs, so it doesn't mind doing a little hauling now and then. Factory Rally wheels with GMC center caps look especially good on these trucks, with this pickup carrying big 235/75/15 Goodyear Wrangler truck radials.
We never seem to be able to keep these retro-trucks in stock, and nice ones like this have all the hallmarks of future collectables: good memories, fun to drive, and easy to service. Not to mention how many heads they turn at red lights. Call today!
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