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#1 cowboy02

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 02:30 PM

Ok here is a weird question that no one from another forum can answer.............

Did GMC make a special package truck?

it was black with gold in the middle and it said Gentleman Jim on the top of the bed..........

maybe this was GMC's way of making a truck like f### has the Harley Davidson model.....

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#2 RyanbabZ71

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 02:36 PM

nope

probably a dealer option or one of those ducks unlimited trucks

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#3 als1984z28

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 03:11 PM

Yes, the GMC Gentleman Jim was a limited/special edition truck made in 1975 only.

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 03:43 PM

Here is what I found on Gentleman Jim.

1975 GMC Gentleman Jim
The 1975 GMC Gentleman Jim was a special edition truck (total production unknown, but I've seen truck serial numbers spanning about 1000 trucks) all of these trucks were optioned almost identically. The Gentleman Jim was only built in 1975 and definitely in limited quantity. The advertising and dealer brochure of the time show that GMC was trying to change the image of their pickups from a rough and tumble teeth rattling work machine to a practical everyday vehicle that could be luxurious and stylish.

The following features were included on all Gentleman Jims:

1/2 ton 2wd long bed GMC Sierra Classic pickup (C15)
Automatic transmission
Special black and gold paint scheme with bodyside moldings (gold painted center stripe) and gold hood stripe decals
"Gentleman Jim" bedside decals
Saddle vinyl interior w/brown carpet
Bucket seats with console
AM/FM 8-track stereo
All weather air conditioning
Power brakes and steering
Full instumentation with tachometer
BFG T/A LR60-15 tires on gold painted rally wheels
Gold grille with bright molding
Tinted glass
Front stabilizer bar
Tilt steering
Custom "Gentleman Jim" floor mats



In addition to the options above, a majority of the Gentleman Jim trucks I've seen have the dealer installed bedrails and driving lights as seen in the brochure below.

Gentleman Jim Brochure

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#5 cowboy02

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 04:05 PM

Wow........

Great response I'll have to send it on down the line.

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 05:30 PM

oh i thought you were talking about newer trucks

My fault

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 06:16 PM

No problem ryan..........  However......

This is a 1977 ???  ???

Maybe they made a dupe of it or someone tried to pawn one off as that model....  It has red cloth interior.  Other then that fits the bill to a tee.

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 06:42 PM

Yes, my uncle had one.  I have a pic somewhere and if I can find it, I'll post it.

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 08:32 PM

The picture of the Gentleman Jim is on the bottom of this page.
Click on the picture of the truck and you will see what Black02Silverado and I found.


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Posted 12 March 2003 - 08:51 PM

Also made around that time was a "Beau James"  I think it was the GMC and the "Gentleman Jim" was a Chevrolet.  One of them was a blue and silver and the other was black but I might have them backwards.  You can still see some around every once in a while.  Next one I see I will try and get some more information about them if I can.
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Posted 13 March 2003 - 02:52 AM

The picture of the Gentleman Jim is on the bottom of this page.
Click on the picture of the truck and you will see what Black02Silverado and I found.

Here's the pic,

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The GJ was a GMC.  That's just what my uncle's looked like, except he had a topper on his, and the bed and all was carpeted.


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Posted 13 March 2003 - 11:00 AM

Oh what memories!

I allowed one of my students to use my old beater (1979) Chevy to haul some stuff to our marching band festival.  For the remainder of  that school year....I was given grief off of the students because my truck still had an 8 track player in it.

I still see that truck around town every now and then....it looks pretty bad, but I'll betcha the fellow who has it now does it just like I did...It goes forwards, It  goes backwards, it stops...It'll carry all my crap!

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#13 cowboy02

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 03:03 PM

Yeah there is something about thoose old beeaters that are hard to beet the take a  :D  :D and keep on a ticking.....  However stay away from the 1983's......  First year that GM tried to go to a fuel injected carborator.  What A POS......
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Posted 13 March 2003 - 06:37 PM

Both were GMC's , Gentelman Jim was black and gold and Beau James was blue and silver. a freind of mine still has a beau james!