1970 GMC Jimmy: Vintage Restomod with LS Engine

Restoring Modern Power to Off-Road Vehicle

Thanks to the emergence of the stylish Hummer, GMC’s iconic Jimmy may not be finding its way back onto the roads. However, if you are after a classic Jimmy, but outfitted to today’s standards with the latest technology found in cars nowadays, then there is only one place to go. On Bring a Trailer, you can find a remarkable restomod available for purchase that marries vintage designs with state-of-the-art features and power.

In 2021, the current proprietor of a 1972 GMC Jimmy began work on its overhaul. It entailed an extensive dismantling, refurbishing of the exterior and chassis, revamping of the interior, modifications to the suspension, and at the core, changing out the now-departed 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine with a Holley’s Terminator X EFI fuel system.

No potency estimations were uncovered; still, the canon motor yields 570 hp and 540 lb-ft of torque from the establishment. The strength is transmitted by means of a 4L80E four-speed auto transmittal and an NP205 dual-range transfer case and through a Dana 44 front axle along with a 12-bolt rear axle.

The motor is endowed with a ritzy Edelbrock air intake, petrol conduits, and an aluminum cooling system complete with electric admirers. Also included on this conveyance is a twofold emission system with Flowmaster tailpipes.

Garbed in a gleaming green metallic sheen, brighten up your Jimmy with LED illumination from retrofitted Holley Retro Bright LED headlights all around.

Adventure-lovers take note: this Jimmy is outfitted with a special set of 15-inch steel rims, complete with BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A white-letter tires 33×10.5 inches in size. This package comes with a 2.5-inch lift, Bilstein shock absorbers, Off Road Designs leaf springs and manual locking front hubs from Warn. Furthermore, the vehicle employs power-assisted front disc brakes and rear drums to ensure excellent stopping power.

The transformation is ongoing inside featuring front bucket seats and a rear bench with newly reupholstered white vinyl and green plaid inserts. Modernized instrumentation of Dakota Digital- a beloved choice among classic restomods, along with custom audio system incorporated with subwoofer makes it pleasurable.

The cabin is further enhanced with its green floor coverings, simulated wood panelling, Vintage Air temperature control, lap restraints, and a top-of-the-line Retro Sound digital audio unit consisting of Rockford Fosgate power amplifier, Hertz speakers and tweeters, and a rear-fitted Audison subwoofer.

Specialists in the area undertook a meticulous restoration and modification of this GMC Jimmy. World Class Restoration located in Riverside conducted any paint and bodywork while Don Lee Auto handled all the mechanical tasks, from engine build to drivetrain, suspension, brakes, and wiring. Raul’s Auto Trim situated in Ontario/Upland perfected the interior transformation.

This LS7-powered 1972 GMC Jimmy can currently be seen over on the online bidding website, with a current proposal of $79,500 and only two days remaining to submit an offer.

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