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Decals, stripes, special paint, lettering, low production figures. These things are
Prepare your skepticism and critical thinking keyboards.
What you’re seeing here is a 1990 GMC Spectre. Now, this truck wasÂ listed on Craigslist (post removed), eBayÂ (listing ended), and presently sits onÂ Classic Cars for Sale. Each of these listings has/had somewhat different detail, and a varying number of photos. I’ve pulled the photos here from the completed eBayÂ listing, as they were the best quality and most numerous.
According to the various materials provided, the GMC Spectre was created so GMC would have a special, sporty truckÂ to offer under itsÂ brand when the Chevy 454 SS went to market in 1990.
To this end, GMC decided to make a limited run ofÂ the SierraÂ with an L98 Corvette engine under the hood. According to one of the articles, this L98 would ” … single-handedly demote the 454 SS to ‘The Pickup from Heck.'” Wish I could come up with turns of phraseÂ like that.
The special paint, bodywork, and engine areÂ complemented by a stunning interior straight from the Geo TrackerÂ House of Style, and the package was carefully crafted by Chattanooga Custom Center, which must be somewhere in Tennessee. But it’s unclear from the information provided whether the limited run ever took place, or if it stayed at just a couple of show examples.
ThisÂ Spectre has seen better days, which is sort of where the questions begin. According to the AutoCheck on the eBayÂ listing, the car was first titled in 2004. In 2006, it had about 8,000 miles, shooting up to over 123,000 in 2011. Then in 2016, it went back down to 24,000. There’s a big fat odometer discrepancy here.
Notice the (awesome) purple wheels shown in magazines are also missing. The radio is busted, the back window doesn’t roll down, and there is faded and damaged paint.
CarFax indicates it hasÂ been serviced at a Kia dealer, though the seller insists it’s a concept and a museum piece. The truck reached $5,600 at the conclusion of the eBayÂ sale, obviously not meeting the reserve â€” so there may still be time to scoop a Spectre!
How rare do you think this Spectre is? Is it a concept, or just a limited-production item? Is it awesome, or a fanny pack piece of easily forgotten chintz?
We need the answers only you can provide.
[Photos via eBay]
via The Truth About Cars April 4, 2017 at 07:07AM