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1979 GMC Sierra 1500



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1979 GMC

Sierra 1500



Engine Size
454 V8
3 Speed Automatic
11,953 (Unknown)
Fort Worth
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Freshly painted, this clean 1979 GMC Sierra 1500 stepside has a lot going for it. Perhaps most important is the factory-installed 454 cubic inch big block under the hood, but there's also a handsome wood bed, attractive interior, and timeless look.

The white paint is a little bit low-key, but the truck doesn't need a lot of flash to be appealing. The repaint is actually quite nice. That means a full disassembly and lots of prep, all of which pays off with a straight body, sharp details, and a great gloss to the final finish. It's not a show truck, but between the stepside bed, the stance, and the big wheels, it definitely has a performance look. All the factory trim remains in place, so no worries there, along with a custom grille with a hood insert that kind of gives it a big rig look. Big chrome bumpers fore and aft sparkle against the white paint and give this stepside a nicely finished appearance, and the beautifully restored wood bed has that old-school charm that's a big part of why old pickups are so popular today.

The conservative tan interior is a refreshing change from the usual colors of the period, and combined with the white exterior, gives the truck a somewhat upscale look. Most of the interior equipment is original, although the wood-rimmed steering wheel is obviously an aftermarket piece. The original seats are a comfortable and attractive tweed material that's in great shape with minimal wear, and given that it was built in 1979, the stylists' restraint is fairly amazing. The carpets are in good shape and the door panels are original, but it all fits together nicely and has an all-of-a-piece look that's attractive. Tinted windows add a bit of menace to the truck's overall presence and help keep things cool at the same time. The gauges are all original and a little faded, but it does include an ultra-rare factory tach, which I've only seen once before.

With 454 cubic inches under the hood and not a lot of weight to haul around, this stepside pickup has the moves of a muscle car, not a pickup truck. And yes, it's a relatively rare LF8 454, and that is the original, matching-numbers engine, which is actually pretty cool. The big block is a tidy fit in the engine bay, and with a few chrome dress-up items, it looks flashy without being over-done. It sports the usual upgrades like a 4-barrel carburetor and long-tube headers, and has that massive hit of low-end torque that's the whole reason why you want a big block in the first place. You'll note that the factory A/C equipment is still in place aside from a compressor, so it would be easy enough to get the system functional again, and both power steering and power brakes make it easy to drive around town. A beefy TH400 3-speed automatic and a 12-bolt rear end with 3.40 gears inside mean that you don't have to worry about working it like a truck, and the snarling Flowmaster exhaust system makes it feel fast even just cruising around town. Big aluminum wheels with 295/50/15 Hankook radials fill the fenders and add to the sporty attitude.

You can have a lot of fun in this truck and it won't cost you much money. Call today!

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  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cloth Interior
  • Defrost
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Heat
  • Numbers Matching
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Seatbelts
  • Tilt Wheel
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