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Crossing the Block: Custom 1972 GMC Jimmy

Color and trim combo make this one

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Trucks have never appealed to me, and I’ve never had the opportunity to learn if I’d change my mind. Nonetheless, it clearly does not take an enthusiasts to infer that trucks are hot at the 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction (and have been for several years) so I walked the mean streets of Westworld to find one that struck my fancy. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing this custom 1972 GMC Jimmy.

1972 GMC Jimmy

Of course, this is GMC’s version of the Chevrolet K5 Blazer, but there are enough differences in its styling (especially the grille) for folks to prefer one over the other. According to the seller, this Jimmy has received 1,000 hours of devotion to bring it to the condition you see here. It is powered by a JEGS 5.3-liter LM7 small-block with 460 horsepower paired with a 4L60E four-speed automatic and 208 transfer case. A Griffin PerformanceFit Radiator helps keep the engine cool.

1972 GMC Jimmy

The body has been stripped and primed from top to bottom, according to the seller, and I have to admit the green hue with tan top (with matching Rally wheels) is what pulled me in. Inside, you’ll find a tasteful, custom-fabricated interior that invokes the era in which this Jimmy was built. Modern amenities surround the cabin, from the Old Air Products system to the Dakota Digital VHX instrument cluster and “retro-style stereo.”

1972 GMC Jimmy

This Jimmy sold on Saturday, January 27th for $150,700. Kudos certainly should go to the builder for having the sensibility to create such an attractive truck.

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.

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