CC Outtake: Sierra Grande

I was passing a field in a semi-residential area last week and snapped a quick shot of this Chevy pickup and 1978-79 Monte Carlo. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized the truck was actually a GMC Sierra. But was it a Sierra Grande or Sierra Classic?

With this burning question in mind, I returned for a second look. It is in fact a Sierra Grande, which I think is a great name for a truck. Doesn’t it just roll off the tongue? Sierra Grande…I like it.

I really don’t remember seeing many GMC trucks around here until the mid-to-late ’80s models. Just what made a buyer choose a GMC over a Chevy truck in the ’70s?

This one proves they were available, if perhaps not as popular as the Chevrolet version. Judging from the high clearance, this one appears to be a 4×4. And check out those ’70s graphics!