Back in 1970, the GMC Jimmy hit the scene as the corporate cousin to the K5 Chevrolet Blazer, offering a short wheelbase and either RWD or 4WD for the drivetrain. In 1991, GMC discontinued the Jimmy nameplate, replacing it with the GMC Yukon. Now, with the ceaseless popularity of full-size SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban, not to mention the reintroduction of the Chevy Blazer nameplate for the 2019 model year, enthusiasts are more eager than ever to grab a piece of well-preserved sport utility history – for example, this 1978 GMC Jimmy.
This thing certainly looks the part, with a tall stance, beefy tires, squared-off proportions, and just two doors for ingress and egress. The whole thing is covered in factory blue paint, which was resprayed to keep it looking fresh. Up top is a removable hard top, which was also restored. New bumpers add some shine front and back, while a rear roll bar adds a nice detail to the package.
This 1978 GMC Jimmy also rides on steel wheels with the original center caps and rings, plus 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler tires providing the stick.
Moving into the cabin space, we find the original bucket seats up front, and the original bench seat in back. The original dash was also restored and reinstalled, while the original gauge cluster sits behind the steering wheel. Air conditioning and cruise control keep it all comfy.
As for the mechanical specs, this 1978 GMC Jimmy is powered by a 350 V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Good noises are sent through a dual exhaust system, while power steering and power disc brakes keep it all shiny side up.
As the listing points out, this SUV does have a few imperfections, including cracks in the dash, a ding on the bumper, and a few chips in the paint. The odometer reads 27,877 miles.
Nevertheless, it’s definitely a nice-looking bit of kit. The whole thing is listed for sale in Denver, Colorado, for $16,900.
Source: Worldwide Vintage Autos