Special-edition 1975 GMC Gentleman Jim heralds new era of pickup luxury
The cover of the brochure for the 1975 GMC Gentleman Jim pickup truck elicits awe and a desire for high-class living. With its contemporary design and very limited production, the Gentleman Jim is just that – high-class.
Taking up most of the brochure’s cover is an illustration of an attractive young couple donning classy ballroom attire. The woman is wearing a little black dress while a man in a white tuxedo and black bowtie looks over her shoulder, motioning her to the left. In the negative space, all that is written is “It’s Here…”
“It” turns out to be Gentleman Jim, a limited-edition truck that features a black and gold color scheme, highlighted by the warm glow of burnished steel. Other luxury features on the exterior of the pickup include Rally wheels, a metallic gold painted grille, B.F. Goodrich radial tires, upper and lower body side moldings with a gold-keyed stripe, and a Gentleman Jim signature on each rear quarter panel.
The contemporary style continues to the interior complete with rich vinyl saddle bucket seats, matching door panels with padded armrests, a beautiful center console, and vinyl door storage pouches. There is also wood grain accents, a full set of gauges, deep pile carpeting, a color-keyed instrument panel pad, and sound suppression materials.
No one is sure just how many Gentleman Jim trucks were manufactured, although some suspect it was under 100.