BF Auction: 1995 GMC Sonoma 4×4

Bid to: $5,550View Result

  • Seller: Rostraver Motors
  • Location: Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
  • Mileage: 53,247 Shown
  • Chassis #: 1GTCT14Z2SK506469
  • Title Status: Clean

Not wanting to lose market share to foreign-built compact trucks, GM decided to offer a smaller truck to compete. Their initial offering was the Chevy Luv, which was built by Isuzu, but import fees forced them to develop and build a compact truck right here in the USA. This new truck was called the S-10 or Sonoma when wearing a GMC badge. These little trucks proved capable of being both commuters and work rigs. As a result, few were treated to a pampered existence. And that’s what makes this BF auction rare! This 1995 GMC Sonoma is said to have covered just 53k miles and has been well cared for since it was new. If you’d love to be its next owner, cast your high bid now!

You rarely find clean examples like this one, especially of the GMC variety. While this one isn’t perfect—the seller took photos of its few flaws—it is one of the more admirable examples we’ve seen in years. The seller notes that the previous owner did some paint touch-ups in a few spots, but the body and paint are in otherwise nice condition. The Raspberry Metallic paint makes this one stand out in today’s boring trucks and SUVs.

The seller states that this truck had seat covers installed early in its life, so the upholstery is still in good shape. There are a few minor issues here and there, but overall, the interior is in lovely condition. Everything is said to be in good working order, and the only thing missing is the driver’s seat-back adjustment handle.

Power is provided by a 4.3-liter V6 connected to a 4-speed automatic. Dash-mounted switches allow you to select whether to send the power to just the rear wheels or all four, in either low or high range.

The engine is in good working order and delivers approximately 190 horsepower. The A/C is said to work and blows cold, so you can enjoy this truck year-round. Recent service included replacing all the fluids and installing a new battery. The previous owner is said to have only driven the truck during the summer months, so corrosion has been kept to a minimum inside and out. When they purchased it in 1997, it had just 6,284 miles on the odometer. The seller states that it needs nothing other than an owner who will drive and enjoy it.

While full-size trucks have their purpose, this Sonoma is the perfect size for most people. It’s small enough to use as a commuter, but the bed is large enough for trips to the home improvement store. Add the 4-wheel drive system, and you could even take it on some off-road adventures! So, will you use this truck as your daily driver or keep it safely tucked away in your garage? Let us know! And leave any questions you might have for the seller in the comments below.

Bid On This Auction

High Bid: $5,550 (Reserve Not Met)
Ended: May 11, 2024 10:00am MDT
High Bidder: PaddyRepos
  • PaddyRepos bid $5,550.00  2024-05-11 08:23:31
  • chooch
    bid $5,300.00  2024-05-10 18:47:36
  • Undy bid $5,000.00  2024-05-09 10:44:28
  • Steve bid $2,250.00  2024-05-07 09:31:58
  • Lar
    bid $2,000.00  2024-05-06 17:53:32
  • Jesse
    Jesse bid $1,250.00  2024-05-06 01:28:46
  • Patrick bid $1,000.00  2024-05-05 09:16:06
  • Suave79
    bid $100.00  2024-05-05 09:04:29

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  1. Terrry

    Now here’s a good candidate for an LS swap. Pull that gas-sucking boat anchor and replace it with a gas-sucking engine that can fly! Nice looking truck here too, and still somewhat simple to work on.

    Like 3
  2. KC

    I remember when you seen these everywhere back in the day, not so much now.

    Like 8
  3. Howie

    Perfect for Barbie or Ken.

    Like 4
    • Herbert

      Yes, looks more pink than red to me to. Still, these were great trucks, though I prefered the ones from a decade later with the Izuzu 5 cylinder engine. The archillies heel on these is the frame, they rotted unmerciifully. I have seen some with fist sized holes in them, at least here in the Midwest.

      Like 3
  4. Stan

    At least one tire needs air, looks down about 15psi 😲

    Like 7
    • Nelson C

      Buy this and get to drive Grandpa’s truck without having to ask. The fuchsia-magenta-raspberry thing was still strong for another year or two. 4wd means the 4.3 was included. Only a stick would make it better. It’s a nice turn key proposition for someone who wants a small truck to do their chores.

      Like 3
  5. Joe MecMember

    I have always been a Toyota truck person for work and driving, however five years ago, I needed a small work truck when the Toyota finally blew its trans at 320K miles. I found a GMC Sonoma at the right price to fill in. I always thought they were pieces of junk. I was very wrong. Still have this truck and it performs well and reliable. I had to get used to the GM ‘floaty feel’ of driving as the Toyotas are stiffer. Still like my Toyotas but wouldn’t hesitate if I needed another one of these. Good solid little truck!!

    Like 8
  6. Happy Ostrander

    Mmmmmmmm !!! pink !! too bad it isnt a manual trans~~ Id be on this find !

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  7. Robert Atkinson, Jr.

    These trucks and their competition from Ford (Ranger) and Dodge (Dakota) hit the sweet spot for most suburban home dwellers, but went away at the turn of the 21st Century, only to return as parodies of their former selves, by being 50% bigger. Now they call them “mid-size” trucks instead of compacts, in a form factor that was once the domain of the entry-level full-size pickups, like the Chevy C-10 and Ford F-150, while the “full size” trucks resemble “Monster Trucks” at your local stadium or fairgrounds, LOL! The only modern equivalent to these might be the Ford Maverick, but the Maverick is unibody construction, not body-on-frame, so it doesn’t really count, IMHO. Don’t even get me started on the Honda Ridgeline! The size of a full size truck, but with half the cargo or towing capacity! Yuck!

    Like 2
    • Walt from Vermont

      Just a small note – as I agree with everything you say- but the small truck entry from Dodge was the Ram 50, built by Mitsubishi.The Dakota, introduced in 1987, was actually a mid sized truck. I own two of them. I also own a 1984,5,and 86 Chevy S10. Plus a 1996 Ford Ranger and a 1997 Nissian Pickup. Small trucks rule!

      Like 2
      • Robert Atkinson, Jr.

        Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa! That’a Latin for: My Bad, LOL!

        As a side note, Chrysler always seemed to be playing catch up in the truck game until the big Ram trucks came out, and even now, Chrysler still doesn’t have a competitor to either the “mid-size” or compact trucks from Ford or Chevy.

        Like 2
  8. bernie

    would you consider this as road worthy for a 5 hour trip?rochester ny here and could be interested.

    Like 0
    • Rostraver MotorsSeller

      I have driven this truck several 100 miles trouble free. I would not be afraid of driving it anywhere.

      Like 1
  9. BobbyD

    A buddy of mine (Leroy S.) had one of these in this color. He called it “Nipple Pink.”

    Like 2
  10. RalphP

    In an ironic twist, these trucks were also sold under the Isuzu badge as the Hombre – so the link remained. But that did not save Isuzu and Isuzu utimately pulled out of the US market.

    Like 0
  11. Mark

    I just bought a 98 s10 regular cab 2wd 4 cyl 5 speed basic no option truck with very little rusty like new inside 80k for $4200.
    I wonder what this one will go for???

    Like 0
  12. Steve

    Bought a new 2wd stripped 95 Sonoma 4cyl 5spd for commuting & soon after the speed limit was raised to 65, it was good at 55, 65 not so much.

    Like 1
  13. Louis E Maya

    In 2002 I bought a brand new Chevrolet S-10 LS five speed, 2.2 Liter four cylinder engine that I still have. It has over 126K miles. Very reliable truck that I use every day. At 100K miles I got new plugs and all required maintenance from the recommended manual. Besides that I only changed oil filter every 5K miles, tires, battery, radiator (plastic) and couple of times oxygen sensor.The five speed transmission shifts smoothly and at this point not changed the clutch disc. Good in gas. No rust since I live in Georgia. I’m planning to keep it forever since to replace it would cost me a lot of money. Insurance only $35.00 a month for just liability. I paid brand new $11K back in 2002.

    Like 0

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