LIMA — The sales brochure for the 1980 GMC Trucks touts, “Rugged Quality Trucks.” After more than 100 years in business, GMC continues to provide vehicles that excel in value, quality, performance with comfort, reliability and styling. Starting in 1920, GMC and Chevrolet trucks are virtually identical except for the grilles and nameplates, though they have had differences over the years. Chevrolet trucks were marketed towards private ownership, while GMC was focused towards commercial uses. In 1979, GMC was in third place in U.S. total truck sales. Many old GMC trucks are collectible, and many appear in antique truck shows. With strong owner loyalty, the future for the GMC brand vehicles appear bright.
John Ulrey, of Lima, brought his 1980 GMC Sierra Grande Pickup to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. His truck, painted gold, leaves a lasting memory in car enthusiasts minds.