FULLY RESTORED 4X4, BUILT 421 V8, ALUMINUM HEADS, 700R4, SLICK PAINT/INTERIOR!!
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1988 GMC Sierra 2500
This 1988 GMC 2500 4x4 pickup is unquestionably one of the best-looking trucks to come out of GM's design studios since the Advance Design trucks right after the war. With chiseled lines, perfect proportions, and sleek details, there's a reason why they're so popular, even after more than 20 years.
Finished in brilliant silver metallic, this heavy-duty 2500 4x4 is a rock star. You can tell it's ready to get some work done by the look of the 8-foot bed behind the regular cab, giving it a muscular look that's enhanced by the very nicely done paint job. I don't think these trucks looked this good when they were new, so someone has spent a lot of time and effort here getting it into top condition and keeping it there. Some of the subtle modifications include a cowl-induction hood, chrome bed rails, and LED taillights, all of which work together to make this sport truck look right. You'll note that there's a subtle '383 Stroker' emblem on the tailgate, which refers to the 421 cubic inch bruiser living under the hood, but by the time anyone notices, it's probably already too late. There's a spray-in bed liner for the bed, which means it's not afraid to do some heavy lifting, and you'll be delighted by just how hard this -ton pickup can work.
The bright interior is almost entirely new, with a few custom touches that make it stand out. The original seat upholstery is gone, replace with a red seat cover that looks OEM, along with fresh carpets, which are protected by a heavy-duty rubber mat. Even the door panels look extremely fresh, tying the whole truck together quite nicely. Loaded with options, including A/C, power windows, power locks, and a tilt wheel, this is more luxury vehicle than working machine. For entertainment, the original AM/FM/cassette stereo system remains in place, along with some strategically-placed speakers throughout the cab. These trucks were beloved for their excellent visibility, but you'll appreciate the comfort that tinted glass brings and the visibility from those oversized side mirrors.
Motivation comes from a very stout 421 cubic inch V8 that started out as a 400 cubic inch small block and was bored and stroked to better emulate the performance of a muscle car. Fortunately, that big engine more than delivers on the promises made by the truck's extroverted appearance. Inside there's a Scat crank and rods, SRP 10.5:1 compression pistons, ARP fasteners, and a Comp Cams bumpstick. Outside, you get a big Holley carburetor, an Edelbrock Air Gap intake manifold replaces the wheezing original TBI setup, and a set of Brodix Track 1 aluminum cylinder heads. The dress-up parts have a cool satin black finish that looks industrial and really sets off the chrome accessories, while remaining a lot easier to maintain than regular engine enamel. A GM HEI ignition system was used, so it starts instantly and idles perfectly, and the condition of the engine bay is proof that this truck has never been in a snowy climate. A set of shorty headers dump into a true dual exhaust that give it a suitably sporty tone and the 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission offers an overdrive range for easy cruising, yet still retains the rugged off-road 4x4 hardware that was originally installed. Shiny 18-inch chrome wheels wear fat 285/65/18 BFGoodrich radials that really stuff the fenders and look awesome.
With 20-year ownership, lots of expensive recent work, and the ability to do some seriously heavy lifting, this GMC really delivers in all the ways that matter. Call today!