The GMC Jimmy is BACK and Better Than Ever
Nostalgia has an undeniable allure, as people increasingly yearn for the good old days. Whether it’s in the fashion we wear, the media we consume, or various other aspects of life, the past tends to be romanticized, stoking our desire to relive it in some way.
One way this yearning for the past manifests is through the vehicles we drive. Over time, major automakers have capitalized on nostalgia by borrowing styling cues from classic vehicles. After all, if something was incredibly popular in the past, it’s a safe bet that it could find a devoted following in the present.
This time, our focus is on the GMC Jimmy. The original Jimmy, with its SUV layout, removable top, and rear seats that act as a convertible section, is a design that modern auto manufacturers seem to have overlooked. However, there are enthusiasts who long for this layout and are willing to pay a premium for it, and that’s where the aftermarket industry steps in.
In this context, we turn our attention to a creation by Flat Out Autos. They’ve breathed new life into the classic Jimmy concept. Starting with a standard regular cab long bed GMC Sierra, they’ve undertaken a comprehensive transformation, giving it the appearance of an old-school Jimmy while infusing it with modern amenities and quality.
The result is a chalk-gray truck that’s been shortened, converted into a unibody design, and equipped with a removable cap that captures the essence of the classic Jimmy. This allows for an open-top driving experience, reminiscent of the original design.
In the video below, Brian Mello takes us through this concept coming to life. While mainstream automotive manufacturers may not currently see the potential in reviving such a design, this aftermarket creation undeniably holds something special. It serves as a testament to the enduring allure of nostalgia in the automotive world.
@realbrianmello The GMC Jimmy Is Back! | #gmctrucks #chevytrucks #gmcjimmy #chevyblazer @GMC @General Motors ♬ original sound – Brian Mello