We uncovered the one we have here as it awaits a new owner and found it more than a good fit for a feature in our Celebration Month coverage. It comes from 1977, making it a third-generation C/K, the one that went down in history under the name Rounded Line.
Despite the moniker, these trucks were more squarish than their predecessors, but they were the first to have been designed in wind tunnels. They were also larger and wider than what came before, and possibly this is one of the reasons making them less appealing for the custom market than the previous two generations.
The one we have here retains the general lines of the family but features several styling upgrades. At the front, the grille is simpler, boasting only the horizontal ribs, the hood sports a massive hood scoop, facing backward, while the sides show no sign of door handles or mirrors.
The entire body has a very cold look to it due to the paint used. Even the bed, which usually on such builds features a bit of wood, is all-metal and cold in appearance. Unlike the unfriendly exterior, the inside of the truck is very much alive, blending grey, white, and purple for a very vibrant feel.
Under the hood and its scoop sits a 350-ci (5.7-liter) V8 topped by a single 4-barrel Edelbrock carburetor and linked to a 3-speed automatic. With only 1,500 miles (2,4000 km) on it since rebuild, this GMC Rounded Line is going for $32,500.