Monday, March 27, 2017

A Real Kick In The: 1986 GMC Jimmy LT1 V8

The compact Jimmy was the GMC branded version of the Chevrolet Blazer produced from 1982 through 2005.  Power from the factory came from a variety of inline-4 and V6 engines, but if you want to go really fast you can find one that has been re-powered by something with 8 cylinders. Find this 1986 GMC Jimmy LT1 V8 offered for $7795 near Skagit, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

This example of the 1st generation GMC Jimmy looks nice in shiny yellow paint and well preserved brightwork -- but this is far from the average Jimmy/Blazer from the era.  A quick glance under the hood reveals a 5.7 liter Chevrolet LT1 V8 that is probably good for 250-to-300 horsepower (or so) and should make some mean noises.

See another properly powered SUV from the 80s?


  1. LT1 (check), 6 speed manual trans (check), red wire circling the engine compartment (check)... buy it!


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