Friday, May 24, 2019

Red, White & Green: 1974 GMC Sierra Grande Camper Special

What's a 'good ole' pre-smog 3/4 ton pickup worth these days?  The seller seems pretty straightforward ('cept he cain't spell breaks) and includes good shots of all the little rust areas.  On the plus side, old 'Murican trucks are SUPER easy to restore, you can buy anything you need for carpet, vinyl, headliner at your local UFO or Keyston,  As for the exterior, you leave it, and you do whatever you want to the engine exhaust.  Parts couldn't be easier to come by than for a Chebby pickup.  Find this 1974 GMC Sierra Grande Camper Special offered for $6,400 in Rancho Peñasquitos (I don't believe Rancho Penisqitos is a real place...but I could be wrong) via craigslist.

From the seller:

1974 GMC 
condition: good 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 96312 
paint color: green 
size: full-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: truck 
1974 GMC Sierra Grande Camper Special- 3 quarter ton RWD truck with 96,312 miles. Around 50,000 miles on the engine (small block Chevy). Turns over everytime and drives well. 3 speed trans. New front breaks and power steering pump. Trailor break. Duel straight pipe with glass packs (sounds dynamite). Dang straight body for most part. Currently my daily and is more than capable of everyday tasks. Don’t be shy to shoot me a text with questions, all welcome. Will negotiate price. Just a good ol’ truck...

 See a better way to drive an old truck?


  1. That's a lot of rust for $6,400....

  2. This one pulls at my heart strings. A buddy and I have been contemplating picking up a old beat up truck and doing a custom double cab with a short bed. I love old trucks but need more seats for my family, something with a bed long enough to hold some mountain bikes would be the bees knees.

    1. I hear ya. These do bring one back. This is a friend of mine's weekend ride. So cool.

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  3. That ain't rust, that's patina!! Its a California truck and the spots he showed are the places that are typical in an old truck. Nothing structural. If that's as bad as its gotten after 45 yrs. I don't think its spreading like wildfire.

  4. Rancho Penasquitos is a Stepford Wives suburb north of the City of San Diego...very accessible from LA or Tijuana for our readers south of the border. Nice truck


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