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Looking Back Seventy Years Ago at This GMC Truck

1955Looking back in time, we are able to write on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Service in ON and chat about some of the coolest trucks from our past.  The 1955 GMC Suburban pickup was the most recent truck in the spotlight for us and we already discussed much of what made this truck tick under the hood over seventy years ago.  “Of course, the 1955 GMC Suburban Pickup was a fully functional truck. It rode a 114-inch wheelbase and had a 6.5-foot-long cargo bed. The sturdy full-parallel frame boasted six crossmembers instead of the previous GMC pickup’s four.”

In addition to the above, these trucks also had expanded track dimensions along with both front and rear leaf springs that went up in length as well.  If you were reading any reviews 70 years ago regarding these Thunder Bay GMC Truck, you would learn, also, that the 1955 GMC Suburban Pickup ran with the standard 248.5-cid, 125-horsepower six that had been used since 1953. And, finally, we would be remiss without a discussion, or at least a mention of the one thing that everyone ooohed and ahhhed about back then and that is the introduction of any new trucks in the V-8 category.  “Big selling points for both Chevy and GMC’s 1955 truck lines were their first-ever optional V-8s.”

Did you know that GMC wasn’t meaning to create a masterpiece when they introduced the Suburban in 1955?  That’s right.  GMC intended its pickup as a promotional piece that would lure customers into showrooms, which would explain the single-season production run of only 300 units (one source claims 326). “GMC’s was the new 287.2-cid powerhouse from Pontiac, good for 155 bhp; the Cameo’s 265-cid Chevrolet V-8 was rated at 145 bhp. Like the Cameo, the Suburban could be ordered with any of four transmissions: heavy-duty three-speed, three-speed with overdrive, four-speed manual, or four-speed Dual-Range Hydra-matic.”

Hauling and Home Projects in Your GMC Truck

Given the nature of the GMC Trucks in Canada and the United States, we know how helpful they can be in many different ways and in many different areas of terrain.  There are projects that many of us face and want to pull off outdoors that would all go more smoothly with a GMC Truck from Thunder Bay.  “With the weather warming up in Wisconsin, it is the perfect time to get outdoors and tackle some of those projects you’ve been waiting to start. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your landscape, make an addition to your yard, or just throw a few fun features into your backyard, most summer DIY projects take some serious work power from both you and your vehicle.”

Choose GMC Pickup Power for your next summer project, or winter too, in Canada.  You don’t want to be limited from your GMC truck and its potential lack of ability.  GMC has a full line of pickup trucks that will do the trick in Thunder Bay ON.  “GMC’s line of pickups, including the Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500HD, and Sierra 3500HD full-size trucks and the mid-size Canyon, are built to haul and tow any equipment you may need.”

The GMC Sierra 1500 trucks will offer the most powerful gas V8 engine in the segment, giving it up to 420 horsepower and 11,700 pounds of conventional towing power. When you upgrade to one of your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks in the heavy-duty Sierra lineup, you will get up to 20,000 lbs of towing capability and an amazing 3,843-lb payload.  This will allow you to accomplish even more.  You can take on even more projects with peace and quiet too and luxury also, actually.  “You can take on all your projects with style with the luxuriously-styled and quiet interior of your GMC truck. Each GMC pickup also comes with available technology like navigation touch screens and smartphone connectivity so that you can turn your vehicle into your mobile office.”

Used GMC Trucks Spotlight: The 2012 GMC Sierra 1500

Ontario Used GMC Trucks InventoryIf you are looking for used half-ton full-size pickup, the 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 is for you!  This affordable used truck option offers a smooth ride, powerful V8 engine options, and a quiet ride!  Let’s take a closer look!

The 2012 Sierra 1500 was offered in a standard, extended cab, and crew cab body style with three bed sizes specific to particular models.  2012 model year Sierra 1500’s were additionally available in six trim levels including the Work Truck, SL, SLE, XFE, SLT, and Denali.  Standard and upgraded equipment featured on the 2012 Sierra 1500 include: air-conditioning, trip computer, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, OnStar telematics, vinyl seat upholstery, 40/20/40-split front bench seat, CD/MP3 stereo, auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio, full power accessories, keyless entry, adjustable lumbar support, lockable compartment with a power outlet, auto-dimming rearview mirror,  leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome-clad alloy wheels,  premium interior with upgraded materials, full center console, Bose audio system, leather seat upholstery, remote engine start, 12-way power-adjustable/heated front seats and rear audio controls, 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels, exterior styling enhancements, heated steering wheel, turn-by-turn navigation feature for OnStar, 20- and 22-inch wheels, rear back-up camera, upgraded audio systems, Bluetooth, navigation system with real-time traffic, rear-seat entertainment system, heated power-folding outside mirrors, sunroof, power-sliding rear window, cargo management system, rear park sensors, ventilated front seats, and “EZ-Lift” tailgate.  Buyers can also choose from a number of towing packages, the Z71 Off-Road Pacakage, Special Regional Packages, and the All-Terrain Package.  The four engine choices for this model year included the 4.3-liter V6, 4.8-liter V8, 5.3-liter V8, and 6.2-liter V8.

Get the used GMC pickup you want by visiting Dominion Motors today.  The Dominion lot is full of used GMC trucks for sale in Thunder Bay!