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Autotrader Find: 1985 GMC Jimmy Hot Rod Convertible

Here’s something I wasn’t expecting: This is a 1985 GMC Jimmy. Yes, I know, it looks like a convertible hot rod with a flame paint job and it is. But underneath that, this is a 1985 GMC Jimmy — and you can still see some Jimmy in it if you look closely.

Here are the basics: The ad says that this is a Henry Caroselli Rodster — yes, that’s "Rodster," not "Roadster" — and that it’s a street rod conversion that uses a 1985 GMC Jimmy as a starting point. Although it’s hard to spot the 1985 Jimmy in this vehicle, it’s there: Have a look at the doors and you can clearly see that they’re from a Jimmy of this era.

Everything else, however, is custom. The entire remainder of the body is custom-made and truly resembles an old-school hot rod — and the flame paint job certainly helps sell the image. Under the hood is a Chevy 350 and this truck-car is also said to have a throaty exhaust and a sporty rear end for improved performance. The front end contains a 1940 Ford reproduction grille, while the interior is similar to the 1980s GMC it came from, with only a few upgrades.

If you’re interested, this crazy Jimmy-based hot rod is offered by Skyway Classics in Palmetto, Florida, where it’s listed for $19,997. I have no idea if that’s a bargain or not but it’s certainly noteworthy. Find a GMC Jimmy for sale

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