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1974 GMC Sprint

Pickup
Mecum Tulsa 2021
Friday, 11 June - Saturday, 12 June 2021
$14,850
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
11 June 2021
Sold Date
F79
Lot Number
#3+
Visually maintained
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis No. 5D80Y4R500635. Beige with tan vinyl roof over brown vinyl. 454/235hp LS4, automatic, Cooper Cobra tires, tonneau cover, factory air conditioning, original radio, dash clock.

Evaluation: Rare enough as a GMC Sprint, but the factory 454 makes it even more special (most got a 350 or 400 cid engine). The rear bumper is a little beat up but the front is fine. Good paint, likely not original, with some chips at the back of the door edges and a few others throughout. Excellent unrestored interior. Original and aged but maintained underneath. Well kept, and good luck finding another one of these.

Bottom Line: Essentially an El Camino with GMC badges, the Sprint is a whole lot rarer than its Chevrolet cousin but it was only introduced in 1971, just in time for the end of the muscle car era. No matter, though. This is a pickup, after all, and with the GMC badging plus the factory 454 it would make a good conversation starter, not to mention a sweet tow vehicle for a vintage race car. This is a perfectly rational price for it.

by Andrew Newton
20 June 2021
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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