V8-Powered 1989 GMC S-15 Up For Sale: Video9
The GMC S-15 looks quite good thanks to its old-school styling, making it a great option for those looking to build a classic street truck. Throw a healthy V8 under the hood, as we have here with this particular example, and well, things get even better. Now, this upgraded 1989 GMC S-15 is listed for sale.
Outside, this GMC S-15 is covered in Dark Blue Metallic paint, a hue plucked from the BMW factory catalogue. A light blue pinstripe was also added in the flanks, while a variety of exterior details indicate this thing is packing a little extra punch, including a cowl induction hood, polished exhaust tips, and competition-style wheels. There’s also some nice chrome detailing around the fenders, matching the bumpers and complementing the billet grille up front. Also of note is the very long bed, which is covered by a tonneau cover.
The interior continues the blue theme, and looks decently clean. The listing states that the A/C blows nice and cold, while the side windows are subtly tinted. In the dash, we find a stereo with USB and Bluetooth support, while the driver can grip a sports steering wheel and stare at an AutoMeter Autogage tachometer.
As for the power spec, this GMC S-15 is motivated by a 355 cubic-inch V8 engine upgraded with a mild cam and topped by a Holley four-barrel carb. Upgrades also include a Summit aluminum intake and Hedman headers, plus an aluminum radiator. Output is sent to the wheels through a 700R4 automatic transmission with overdrive, plus 10-bolt rear end and limited-slip differential. Power front disc brakes and power drum rear brakes haul it all down.
Overall, this GMC S-15 looks to be in pretty good shape, especially for a vehicle with more than 200,000 miles on the clock. Now, this 1989 GMC S-15 is listed for sale by Streetside Classics in Tampa, Florida, with pricing set at $22,995.
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I miss the S10/S15/Sonomas. Family had like 10 variants. Not a bad one in the bunch.
Yeah my family had at least 6-7 of them too.
I had an 88 S15 that I had repainted at 260000 miles in 2008. It still looked great and ran well until I was rear ended in 2009 ending it’s life at 280000 due to somebody texting while driving on an interstate. It was very rugged and durable
Darn it! long box tho..
I drove several S10 or the variant S15/Sonomas. The first was a 1982 S10, four speed, and other than AC was bare bones. Used it for a parts truck for years in our shop. It was 2001 before getting a Sonoma SS with a beautiful Silver and gray paint scheme. The SS stood for step-side. It was factory lowered by 2″ or so, nice loaded little truckles with aluminum wheels. I got news after General Motors killed the S10/Sonoma, except for the Crew Cab for 2004. In May of 2004 I started an internet search for a 2003 Sonoma ZRX. I found 12 on the East side of the US. I reached out to a couple of dealers in the Detroit and Chicago area and they weren’t really interested in internet sales. I finally found a Cherry Red ZRX from a dealer in South Carolina, bought it via email and phone. It was a $25k MSRP and I paid $16K for it. On May 31st I flew to South Carolina and picked up the little truck and drove it home in a rainstorm all the way back to east Texas. Interestingly, I got an email from a dealer in Pennsylvania that GMC had put another $4k rebate on the truck and I could buy his for $12k. Oh, how I wanted to, but I already owned the 2001 and the ZRX I picked up in South Carolina. I called the dealership and asked if GMC would honor the additional rebate since I purchased the truck on the day before they issued it. The dealer checked but said GMC would not stating a deal made was final.
I sold the 2001 a few months later and the new owner was elated. I drove the ZRX until I bought a F150 King Ranch. I liked the King Ranch but missed the ZRX. I gave it to my nephew and he drove it until I gave him the F150 King Ranch.
I have a new Maverick now but I would love to have the V6 ZRX even though it has less HP than the Maverick. I much prefer rear wheel drive.
My 88 S10 was ok but the 97 ZQ8 Sonoma extra cab was fun. The only weak spot was the engine.
If it had the 3.6 I have today in my Canyon it would have been sweet. 308 hp vs 193 hp and better mpg.
I just wish they had electroplated the frames and better protected for rust. It is hard to find a clean one in salt areas anymore.
Had a ’98 Sonoma extra cab with ZQ8. Might be my all time favorite ride? My Son had 2001 S10 Blazer Xtreme with 5-speed manual. Cousin had rare S10 diesel in early 1980’s.
I would look very closely to how he handled the TV cable for the trans, also no idea why a Carb is used here. I would probably pass.
Long wheel base…ugly waste of money.