The GMC Jimmy was the predecessor to the current Yukon and was sold until 1991 as a more luxurious version of the Chevrolet Blazer. The latter will return to the General Motors lineup in the form of an electric crossover coming for the 2024 model year. Nothing came from the factory for Jimmy but the folks at Flat Out Autos struck again with a new modern makeover that brings back the fabled name.
The tuning specialists have completed the work of their Jimmy custom build which will be presented during this year’s SEMA where he will compete in the Battle of the Builders. Flat Out Autos shares the first real-life photo of Jimmy being brought back to life on Facebook and we have to admit that we absolutely love it. Judging by the reactions on social media, everyone liked what they saw and the company even said it was “close to a million views in less than 24 hours with thousands of shares and hundreds of comments.”
This modern interpretation from Jimmy follows the recipe for the original two-door truck and combines it with a front fascia inspired by today’s GMC products. The front end has large C-shaped headlights, a large grille in between, and a blackened GMC logo in the middle. There’s a two-seater bench in the back and pulling it up, there’s a center brake light on the B-pillar. It makes sense to turn it off when the top is on, though we don’t know if that’s the case.
Behind the rear seats, the cabin continues where you would normally find a cargo bed in a truck of that size – which is why this area is actually upholstered. Flat Out Autos also envisions a reborn GMC Jimmy with a roof rack and rack-mounted awning. To some extent, the vehicle looks like a truck with a hard top – but when you take it off you can get some sunlight from the back seat making it half a convertible.
Unfortunately, we don’t know if the tuning company has any plans to put this project into production. Maybe we’ll learn more when SEMA kicks off, so be sure to check out the room again in early November for more details.