1994 GMC Sierra 1500

Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX

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Fort Worth, TX



Year 1994
Mileage 77557
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make GMC
Model Sierra 1500

Sierra 1500 1994

Title Status --
Exterior Color Blue Metallic
Interior Color Blue


GM has been making pickup trucks since the '30s and when you make a gazillion of them, that practice certainly makes perfect. Made to withstand all the punishment that a commercial vehicle needs to tolerate, this 1994 GMC Sierra 1500 Sportside pickup has contrarily led a very pampered existence. Despite the truck's fantastic original preservation, it recently received a full makeover featuring a beautiful paint job, sporty cowl hood, and a killer raked stance atop flashy 20-inch rims that gives this 'Old Body Style' Sierra an upgraded look. There can't be many that are nicer, leading us to wonder if it's time for the OBS pickups to become a genuine collector pieces. With great looks, plenty of V8 power, and unrivaled reliability, this GMC deserves your full attention.

The 4th and final generation of the beloved C/K trucks went out with a bang with the uber-popular 'OBS' (Old Body Style) design, and these gorgeous GMT400 platform trucks are rapidly rising up the ranks of classic car/truck value charts. Clean, dark-colored paint jobs will always be in style, especially in a laser-straight pickup truck with a timeless design like this, and we have to admit that the Blue Metallic finish works especially well on the GMC C/K series of trucks. Combined with the regular cab and 'Sportside' short bed configuration, the Sierra has a sporty demeanor and a great look. The original sheetmetal remains in outstanding, laser-straight condition for being 27 years old, and the shiny blue paint (an upgrade over the truck's original white finish) looks better than most GM products of the era did when they were new, needing nothing more than a coat of wax to really look great. It isn't perfect of course, as there are some minor imperfections and light swirls acquired from several car washes, but it is clear that someone has always really cared for this truck. Other than the bright red 'GMC' badge in the front grille, the truck has been completely de-badged (exterior ornamentation delete was actually an optional package from the factory), which gives it a slick, uniform look that's only punctuated by the addition of the cowl hood and chin spoiler up front. There was not much chrome fitted to these workhorses but what is there remains in pretty great condition, including both bumpers and the outline trim around the front grille. Sporty, Euro-style lenses were added up front, and the taillight lenses out back are so clean they're probably new as well, and the dark-tined windows give the entire package a sinister look that's really impressive. And if you're actually going to put it to work, you'll be happy to find a heavy-duty bed that's been spray-lined with black bedliner material for protection.

Slip inside and have a comfortable seat, because the all-original SLE interior in this OBS has been nicely preserved. A 70/30 split-bench seat make this a first-class way to haul your gear and the blue cloth upholstery looks well-maintained, short of a chunk missing from the bottom portion of the driver's seat. Because this is a well-appointed GMC it's optioned with several creature comforts, including air conditioning which still blows cold, an original Delco AM/FM/Cassette stereo (complete with the factory equalizer), cruise control, power windows and locks, and a tilt wheel options that are all at your fingertips and further blur the line between blue-collar and white-collar transportation. You also get some light-colored woodgrain in the dash and door panels that makes things look a bit sophisticated inside, a taut headliner above, and a big, comfortable steering wheel at the head of the cockpit. And we haven't forgotten that this is a truck with a half- ton load capacity that can pull half of Home Depot away with you over the course of a busy weekend, and it's also equipped with power steering and power front disc brakes to make it all manageable. The dash pad shows no cracks, which is pretty incredible for the rather inferior GM plastics from this era, and the factory carpets, door panels, and woodgrain panel in the headliner are all in very good shape.

Although many of these trucks were born with the standard Vortec V6, this original owner of this Sierra opted to pay up and equip it with the optional 5.7L EFI V8. These power and torquey V8's have been fitted to everything from Camaros to, well, pickup trucks, and they're renowned for their dependability and ease-of-maintenance. With a 200-horsepower rating, there's more than enough power if you choose to leave the motor bone-stock like this one, which almost looks just like it did on the showroom floor in 1994. The 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is set up with a 2500 stall and there isn't a better transmission available as a mate; after all, fuel mileage matters these days. Also take a look at the super-solid undercarriage, where you'll find no secrets thanks to a lifetime in the wa


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