Compressor Challenged: 1985 GMC Jimmy Sierra Classic – SOLD!

by | Jun 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

June 14, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this GMC Jimmy “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

June 4, 2021 – Frankly, we’re a bit surprised this two-door Jimmy is taking so long to find a buyer as the rust is minimal and the price is market-appropriate.  The seller just replaced their prior listing with a fresh one on Craigslist and he remains firm on the $14,900 asking price.

May 22, 2021 Update – We just came across a fresh post we first featured in early May.  The pictures, description, and price all remain the same.

Whenever we come across a vehicle appearing to be equipped with air conditioning, the first thing we look for is whether the drive belt for the compressor remains in place.  A missing belt is a sign of a seized compressor and consequently in need of A/C repair before the weather warms up.  That is what appears to be the case with this 1985 GMC Jimmy originally listed in May 2021 on Craigslist in Hillsdale, Connecticut with an asking price of $14,900. The Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool indicates the current asking price falls between this guide’s #4 “Fair” estimate of $10,500 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $17,900.

Given our choice, we’d rather fix air conditioning issues than deal with rust repair, so what this Jimmy lacks in passenger cooling comfort currently more than makes up for by benefitting from a rust-free California body.

Here’s the seller’s one-sentence description:

“I have a Rust Free 1985 GMC Jimmy from California. It has a 350 V8 and auto trans. Factory-styled wheels with new 33″ tires. Lots of other new parts. It runs and drives great.$14,900.”

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