Something like this happened when we stumbled upon this here GMC 1500 from 1970, a second-generation C/K handled with enough taste to preserve its original look, while at the same time adding a certain modern feel to it.
The choice of colors used on the truck is a nearly perfect one, blending the hard red of the exterior metal bits with the black on the massive 33-inch rubber tires and the interior. Both these colors are offset by the use of chrome on the bumpers, front grille, and mirrors.
But perhaps the build would not have looked as appealing if it weren’t for the 4-inch (101-mm) lift fitted underneath. Thanks to it, and the upgraded suspension system accompanying it, the four-wheel-drive looks particularly upright, borderline proud, some would say.
When restoration work on the truck was performed, the engine was rebuilt as well. We’re talking about the original drivetrain, comprising a 350ci (5.7-liter) topped by a Holley carburetor and linked to a Turbo 350 transmission.
The truck shows 66,000 miles (106,000 km) of use on the odometer, but we’re not told if that’s the real mileage. It is selling on Classic Car Studio for $49,900 – not exactly cheap, but not too far-fetched either.