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Not-So-Fun Size – 1977 GMC Jimmy Casa Grande

June 18, 2014

The 1970s brought out more creative solutions to the triple punch of emissions, fuel economy, and safety laws that were getting in the way of automakers’ good time. Marketers could no longer wantonly talk about horsepower when most V8s struggled to surpass 200hp (thanks also to the change to net horsepower measurement), so they had to come up with clever ways to move their metal. Things like “sports” packages that consisted of little more than a spoiler and some vinyl stripes were commonplace, but GM (yes, bad, old, non-innovative GM) took it one step further, adding a camper top to their Jimmy two-door SUV. And so you have a camper that seats 4, sleeps 2, has a stove and sink, and unlike other campers, allows you to go where only 4-wheel-drive vehicles can. Check out this 1977 GMC Jimmy Casa Grande for sale for $3500 in Anaheim, CA.

1977 GMC Jimmy Casa Grande left side

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