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Pick of the Day: 1989 GMC Sierra 2500 pickup in low-mileage condition

The long-bed truck has survived in apparently immaculate condition


Some of the most impressive classic vehicles to surface in the marketplace are not cars but trucks.  Maybe that’s because unlike sports cars and other specialty models, pickup trucks are above all else utility vehicles, emphasizing function over form.  A few trucks, however, manage to live lives that are free of hard use or casual neglect.   

The Pick of the Day is a documented low-mileage 1989 GMC Sierra 2500 2-wheel-drive pickup listed for sale on by a private seller in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

Finished in two-tone Quicksilver and Smoke Blue, this regular-cab, long-bed truck was configured when new to do heavy lifting with a locking differential, engine oil cooler, heavy-duty front springs, and heavy-duty radiator, but it appears to have lived a life of leisure instead.


“Trucks like this in original condition do not come on the market often,” the ad says.  “This beauty is an original California car with only two owners.  Just over 62,000 original miles.” 

Indeed, the window sticker that accompanies the pickup’s listing shows the original dealership in Laguna Niguel, California, and the original MSRP of $17,571.


The fourth-generation C/K series of full-size pickups were introduced by General Motors based on the GMT400 platform in April 1987 for the 1988 model year, with Sierra branding applied to the GMC side of the lineup. Nameplates were applied with 1500, 2500, and 3500 branding according to chassis payload, at half-ton, ¾-ton, and 1-ton ratings respectively.

A wide variety of powertrain options were available at the time.  This two-wheel-drive pickup came outfitted with the fuel-injected 5.7-liter V8 paired with a column-shifted three-speed automatic transmission.  The heavy-duty chassis was part of option code C6P and came at no extra charge. 

The seller adds to the listing with more detail about the pickup.

“It has been meticulously maintained over the years,” the seller says.  “The interior is almost flawless.  Original factory A/C blows cold and heat works great.” 

Two sets of wheels and tires come with the sale, including the original GMC Rally wheels and the newer polished-aluminum wheels that are currently installed.


The seller is asking $19,900 for this lightly used pickup.

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.



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