GMC Caballeros (a Chevy El Camino for a GMC fan) are a unique piece of the American landscape. With decades of tradition behind it, this 1984 GMC Caballero is an awesome and affordable special interest car and has a lot to offer the beginning collector or long-time car/truck fan. If you've been looking for one that hasn't been worked to death or modified beyond recognition, this is a great choice with V8 power and a slightly custom look.
Caballeros were trucks, and most of them were used like trucks and left for dead when they gave up. Fortunately, this nicely preserved example has most likely been a civilian vehicle for most of its life, and thanks to life out west where the roads are warm and dry, it doesn't suffer from the dreaded tin worm, either. It remains in great shape, including two-tone blue paint that has an appropriate look without the goofy 1980s add-ons like graphics and stripe kits. Fit and finish are above average, especially for a GM product of this era, so the guys who have been maintaining this car were pretty careful about what they were doing. And speaking of preservation, just take a look at the bed, which has a nicely done, color-matched spray-in bedliner just in case you really want to haul something, and a custom vinyl tonneau cover in case you don't want anyone to see what it is. Better yet, all the chrome and stainless trim remains in good shape (including that billet grille), so it's ready to enjoy immediately.
The plush interior is a reminder that this is no ordinary pickup truck. Since it's related to the Monte Carlo, it's luxurious instead of plain and it's all quite nice, with few signs of wear and no notable damage to the seating surfaces. The blue fabric bench offers enough room for three, but it's really best with two on board. The door panels are pretty nice, too, with no cracking like you so often see on cars from the '80s, same goes for the crack-free dash. You can see where the El Camino/Caballero shared DNA with the Malibu and Monte Carlo in the dash with its similar bezel and wood applique accents, and aftermarket gauges (including a tachometer) have been added to the factory slot to help monitor the engine's vitals. This one also carries options like R134a A/C and an aftermarket AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo radio in the dash.
The 305 cubic inch V8 was optional in 1984 but most Caballero buyers chose it for obvious reasons. Smooth and torquey, it's a great companion in the GMC and as a small block Chevy, you know it'll run this well practically forever. As you might expect in a numbers matching car, the engine bay is pretty tidy, with most of the factory equipment intact, including the snorkled air cleaner up top. There's no sign of neglect, no questionable upgrades, yet plenty of evidence of expert maintenance and it runs well enough to drive just about anywhere with confidence. It's backed by a TH250 3-speed automatic transmission spinning a standard 10-bolt rear end, and if you're looking around underneath, you'll note that this GMC has a new single exhaust that remarkably still carries a catalytic convertor, along with a set of air shocks out back. Handsome Cragar SS wheels finish the sporty look and are wrapped with period-appropriate 15-inch white-letter Cooper Cobra radials.
So, car/truck fans rejoice, this clean late-model has been preserved for your enjoyment and is ready to go today, all at a very reasonable price. Call now!