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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1978 GMC K15 Royal Sierra, one of 500 produced

Restored pickup in the Wideside body style powered by a 350cid V8


Up for auction on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a restored 1978 GMC K15 Royal Sierra pickup in the “Wideside” body style making it one of just 500 produced.

For an in-depth walkaround tour of this rare pickup, see the video below:

According to the seller, this pickup left the factory finished in Mariner Blue and was equipped with a chrome grille, Soft-Ray tinted glass and a chrome rear bumper. Additional factory features include steps integrated into the sides of the cargo box, a functional vintage sunroof, rear mud flaps, and a 4-inch lift.

1978 GMC K15 Royal Sierra pickup

The interior has a new bench set upholstered with plaid inserts, door panels outlined in metallic trim, and a new dashboard. Amenities include factory air conditioning, power steering and a Pioneer head unit connected to a Pioneer subwoofer behind the seat.

Power comes from a 350cid V8 equipped with Edelbrock aluminum heads and intake manifold. It’s paired with a column-shifted automatic transmission and a 4-wheel drive transfer case with a floor-mounted shifter.

The odometer shows 163,981, which are believed to be original.

This 1978 GMC K15 Royal Sierra pickup’s auction ends November 1 at 12:00 p.m. PDT.

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.


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