GMC Truck Production 1980s

GMC Truck and Coach Calendar-Year Production 1980-1982

Year             Trucks                            Coaches                   Combined

1980 . .  . . . . 171,207 . . . . . . . . . . . .  2,495 . . . . . . . . . . . . .173,702

1981 . . .  . . . 173,251 . . . . . . . . . . . .  1,957 . . . . . . . . . . . . .175,208

1982 . .  . . . . 223,171 . . . . . . . . . . . .  1,135 . . . . . . . . . . . . .224,306

GMC Truck and Coach Operation Calendar-Year Production 1983-1986

1983 . . .. . . . 262,538 . . . . . . . . . . . .  1,264 . . . . . . . . . . . . .263,802

1984 . .. . . . . 321,553 . . . . . . . . . . . .     527 . . . . . . . . . . . . .322,080

1985 . .  . . . . 355,540 . . . . . . . . . . . .     945 . . . . . . . . . . . . .356,485

1986 . . . .. . . 358,915 . . . . . . . . . . . .     662 . . . . . . . . . . . . .359,577

GMC Truck Div. of GM Truck Group Calendar-Year Production 1987-1989

1987 . .  . . . . 373,424 . . . . . . . . . . . .     435 . . . . . . . . . . . . .373,859

1988 . . .. . . . 386,528 . . . . . . . . . . .    NA    . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386,528

1989 . .  . . . . 372,168 . . . . . . . . . . .    NA    . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372,168

(*) Calendar-year production of trucks and coaches given as a combined total.

  • GMC Class 8 truck operations merged with Volvo-White Truck Co. to form Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corp. of Greensboro, N.C. Official start of new company Jan. 1, 1988. GM continued producing Brigadiers in Pontiac until mid-1988, but ceased other Class 8 output there in 1987.
  • GMC Coach Operations sold to Greyhound Corp. effective Jan. 1, 1987. Becomes Transportation Mfg. Corp., of Roswell, N.M., under former GM executive John Nasi. Some partly-finished coaches built late in 1987 were shipped to Roswell, but included in GMC production totals.

From John Gunnell’s book “GMC The First 100 Years

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