Live Auction Highlight – 1976 GMC K1500 Sierra 4×4

Every Thursday on our social media platforms, we highlight an auction from the automotive auction website www.BringATrailer.com.   This month we are going to focus on the auction of a 1976 ½ ton 4wd GMC K1500 Truck.  

Now this is a truck we would love to own.  This beautiful 2-tone K1500 is a time capsule from 1976.  The seller states the truck has only 12,000 original miles. We would classify this truck as a “survivor”.  The truck looks factory fresh with a few upgrades in the way of an 8-track stereo, mud flaps and rally wheel/tire combo.  The original wheels and hubcaps are sold with the truck.  The core of the truck has been left as original.  The stock 350 cid V8, 4-speed manual transmission and dual range transfer case is still in place. The truck is drivable with its power front disc/rear drum brake system and stock suspension.

The truck is originally from and still currently resides in the state of Montana so for it to be is this great of shape is an anomaly.  It must have only used as a Sunday driver or for random trips to town.  Being that the original owner is from Montana, would also explain why the truck was ordered without factory air-conditioning. The truck was sold with the original factory documentation including the build sheet to prove authenticity.  The truck is a tried and true survivor which I am sure the new owner will cherish.

Hagerty Insurance offers a free valuation tool on their website so we looked up this truck to see how it compared.  We would classify this truck as a #2 (Excellent) condition. “Excellent” vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 (Consours) vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.”

Hagerty Estimate: $32,800

BROTHERS Estimate: $35,000

Winning Bid: $40,250 (not including 5% buyers fee)

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