1997 GMC Sierra K1500
1997 GMC Sierra K1500 4x4
- One Owner
- California Truck
- Single Cab, Short Box
- Z71 Off Road Package
- Power Windows and Locks
- Ice Cold AC
- All Original
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“Sierra Wins Intellichoice® Award for the Best Overall Value in Its Class” – 1997 GMC Truck magazine-advertisement headline
The ad referred to above went on: “The Intellichoice Award is particularly meaningful because it's based on the true value of a pickup: the coast of owning it for five years. Purchase price, depreciation, insurance, maintenance, and fuel costs were all calculated. And our Sierra was judged best in its class.”
Offered here is an excellent, one-owner example of this award-winning value: a 1997 GMC Sierra K1500 regular cab, shortbed, 4-wheel-drive in white-and-tan over tan. The truck's odometer shows 118,500 miles, or just under 5,000 miles per-year on average. The overall exceptional condition of the pickup shows what can result from a single owner's commitment to care and regular servicing.
The truck's white paint retains its original shine across every body panel, including the cargo box and tailgate. The lower body's tan paint and stripe is virtually factory-perfect, as is the thin paint stripe running the length of the truck, and the Z71 graphics on the rear fenders. Chrome bumpers, grille trim, Five-spoke, 16-inch alloy wheels (showing minor indications of normal wear) are mounted with BFGoodrich All-Terrain raised-white-letter T/A tires. Lighting lenses are clear and un-cracked, and cabin glass, including the sliding rear window, is similarly free of damage. A hitch-receiver and electrical connections for a trailer are mounted below the rear step bumper.
The truck's interior condition is exemplary. The tan fabric upholstery on the high-back seats and center armrest (and storage area) has been meticulously maintained. It's free of noteworthy signs of wear, and absolutely no sign of damage to the fabric. In the same way, the tan carpeting is clean and very well-kept. The truck's dash (also tan) features driver-focused instruments together with controls for the audio system (with CD) and the HVAC controls (the air conditioning system blows cold) located on the right hand side, surrounded by black for easy legibility. All instrument and control markings are clear and crisp. An added DrawTite® Actuator II trailer-control unit is mounted below the dash. Power window and door-lock controls are mounted on the door trim. The automatic-transmission shifter is console-mounted while the transfer-case lever is floor-mounted. The cabin headliner is free of damage or discoloration, and is properly affixed.
Under the hood, the venerable 5.7-liter Chevrolet Vortec V8—the powerplant in millions of GM trucks—is centerstage in a well-maintained, extremely clean engine bay. All related components are properly mounted; all wiring and engine-cooling hoses properly routed. The engine has clearly benefited from regular servicing. Viewed from below, the chassis is complete and un-damaged. The protective plate over the front-axle differential, which is often missing when a truck has been pushed to its off-road limits, is still in place here.
We expect and invite in-person inspection of this highly original, excellent-condition 1997 GMC Sierra K1500 at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that you call or email us for an appointment in advance so that we can devote our full attention to you during your visit. (Our showroom is not open to the public.) Meanwhile, the more than 150 high-definition photographs of the truck and the short walk-around-and-startup video on the GarageKeptMotors site faithfully represent the truck's condition, but feel free to call or email with any questions.
One owner… excellent original condition… Z71 4 wheel-drive… GMC short-bed. This Jimmy checks a lot of boxes on the most-wanted pickup list. The next owner can expect to enjoy, not only the truck, but the admiration of other pickup aficionados.