1972 GMC Sierra 2500 402 from North America
Excellent strong truck for work or play
Pinion seal replaced in 1995
Original rad had seam repair in 1993
Original brakes service in 2000.
With 11 foot camper on the back, as that is all it has been used for, this thing just goes with ease.
110+ mph with camper on it. Only done this once and will never again.
It handled smooth at this speed and was as straight as an arrow, but would be game over if you had to react quickly to avoid something on the road or if something mechanical failed.
13 mpg (imp) with camper on hwy.
Completely stock right down to the hubcaps.
No stupid monster chrome rims that only, by the way, look good on a ricer as most things improve the looks of them.
And no this ride is not gonna be PIMPED!! 'cause there is no reason to do so.
I AM CANADIAN!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th September, 2004
I totally agree with with fellow Canadian... keep it original, no shinny stuff... just good old Canadian road dirt to make it look like a bad a$$...also not to forget to splatter the ricer in back of you once you've smoked him.
I also own a 1972 GMC Sierra, had similar mechanical issues and do love it as original as possible. Mine though has been used for much hard labor over the decades - cross country hauling, mountain climbs trailing heavy loads, etc. As a result, had to replace the engine in early 90s. Runs like a charm!
Update from the original posting I posted. 9 years later and I still take it out for a run. People I know are in shock when they see me loafing it down the road. Not ragging it, but just a nice drive. It is not for pounding!!
They just say it still looks exactly as they remember it did in the '70's.
I'm also Canadian, and owned a 1972 250 6 cylinder Sierra in the early 90's. Awesome truck in the winter, it would start after 2 days in -40C without even being plugged in.
Only problem I ever had was replacing the 3-speed manual with one I found in a junkyard for 100 dollars, when it had 350,000 miles. After I sold it, I still saw it hauling stuff around 5 years later. Wouldn't be surprised if it's still going today.