1988 GMC K1500 Sierra SWB (4×4) – 1988 was the first year of the totally redesigned GM trucks. These trucks were lower, longer, more aerodynamic and were engineered for driving comfort while providing all the latest convenience features. The exterior was 3-1⁄2″ narrower but featured more leg and shoulder room. Larger, flush mounted glass provided a 33% increase in viewing area than previous pickups. Stepside models were only offered on 1⁄2 ton standard cab shortbed configurations with rear fenders made of fiberglass panels with functional steps on the front and rear of the fender. Extended cab was optional for the first time on Fleetside models. The bed was a one-piece welded unit. Three trim levels were offered for Chevrolet: Cheyenne, Scottsdale and Silverado. GMC trim levels were base, SLX and SLE. 4WD trucks had independent front suspension with torsion bar springs. Insta-Trac 4WD system shift-on-the-fly allowed shifting from 2WD to 4WD high at any speed. All gas engines featured throttle body fuel injection.
This first year GMC has been well maintained over the years and has been left highly original. A few upgrades include a spray-in bedliner and a newer CD player. The Light Sandstone color paired with the Tan interior is a great look on these trucks and this example is no exception. Features and options include; 350 V8, Auto, 4WD, A/C, ABS Brakes, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Grill, Cruise Control, Cup Holders, Power Windows & Locks, Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Tow Package, Tire Tools, Spare Tire, Factory 16″ Alloy Wheels, and Thick Cooper Discoverer Raised White Letter Tires! As we have all seen with the squarebody trucks of the previous generation, the short bed fleetside 4x4s are amongst the most prized. Now is the time to own a great example before the prices rise sharply. Contact us today to become and owner!