1997 Chevrolet K1500
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Pickup
- Georgia Truck
- 5.7L V8
- Z71 4x4
- Single Cab, Short Box
- Rust Free and Highly Original
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“The Sweet Spot of Pickup Trucks” -DrivingLine website, July 2020
DrivingLine went on to outline some of their thinking: “The '88-'98 Chevy truck along with its GMC twin represent a perfect blend of the classic and the modern. From its just-right size to its subtle styling, the GMT400 trucks have earned a lot of fans over the decades. One of the things that makes these trucks special is that they arrived at a time when the pickup began its rise to the top of American vehicle market. If you grew up in the United States during (those years), it's highly likely you knew someone who had a Chevy or GMC pickup. They were everywhere—and their simple styling has stood the test of time.”
And the website writers added: “Let's not forget those memorable TV ads with Bob Seger's 'Like a Rock' playing over various scenes of people working and playing with their Chevys.”
Offered here is a highly original 1997 Chevy K 1500, four-wheel-drive, short-bed Styleside® pickup in white over gray. The truck is completely stock, and the sale includes the original window sticker showing its long list of options, including the Z71 off-road chassis package, the preferred equipment group, trailering package, and more (see the window sticker included in the photo gallery for a full list of standard and optional equipment). Delivered new at Allen-Smith Chevrolet in Summerville, Georgia (and still wearing that dealer's identification on its tailgate), the pickup now shows 105,823 miles on its odometer. That's roughly 4,400 miles per-year on average. Its long-term Georgia owner respected the truck and maintained it properly as its excellent current condition demonstrates. The only blemish on its record occurred way back in 1997, a minor-damage incident, long since properly repaired.
The pickup's body is free of damage; there are no dents, dings, or abrasion. The factory paint retains excellent gloss across all body panels. Finishes on the chrome grille and front and rear bumpers, as well as the brushed-metal tailgate panel are free of damage. Badging—including the “Z71” rear-fender decals—is all properly in place. Mirror caps show minor road rash. Tinted cabin glass (including the sliding rear window) and lighting lenses front and rear are clear and free of cracks. Six-lug, 5-spoke factory alloy wheels are free of curb rash; Trail Guide® All Terrain tires are mounted. A black, full-length (including the tailgate) All Star® cargo-bed liner is installed.
The truck's interior is very clean and well-kept. The gray-on-gray color theme is easy on the eye. Herringbone-patterned cloth upholstery covers the front bench seats (with center armrest). The fabric has been well-maintained with very little sign of wear (mostly on the driver's seat cushion). In the same way, the cabin's gray carpeting retains near-showroom condition, at least in part due to custom protective plastic floor liners. Soft and hard door-panel trim is similarly well-maintained and free of wear. A black steering wheel with a Chevrolet-branded, aftermarket leather cover frames the black instrument surround on the gray dashboard. Options include power windows and air conditioning. The automatic transmission shifter is column-mounted, while 4-wheel drive transfer-case's pushbutton controls are located on the dash.
Under the hood, the optional and legendary 5.7-liter Chevrolet V8 powerplant is unmodified. The engine bay is clean and well-ordered. Viewed from below, the truck's chassis is straight and free of damage.
The truck's original identification and build stickers remain in place. The sale includes original owner literature.
While the more than 135 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this Chevy K 1500 in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
DrivingLine ended their review with: “... as more vehicles from the late '80s and '90s continue to be considered legitimate classics, it's only a matter of time before the massively popular GM pickups of the era take their rightful place next to the classic trucks of earlier decades.”
That “matter of time” has arrived for the next owner of this modern-day classic.