Following the success of the “square body” Chevrolet pickup, General Motors needed to come up with something really great to replace it. Working off of what GM knew consumers wanted, the GMT400 was born. An instant hit with buyers, the GMT400 proved to be a very adequate square body replacement and many can still be seen putting in the daily work of a truck. In recent years, they've developed an enthusiast following much like the square body did.
This example is very well-preserved. As common as these trucks still are, clean and well-maintained examples are now highly sought after. With most GMT400s beaten and battered these days, finding one with under 100,000 miles is quite a feat. Finding one with over 100,000 miles that has been properly cared for can be an equal challenge. This 1996 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 is equipped with the Z71 package, and has 155,000 miles on it. While this may not be an ultra-low mileage example, it drives as well as many of the low-mileage examples we have had come through this showroom.
The exterior is in excellent condition, sporting a fresh new coat of paint in the original color. While you may find minor signs of use here and there, this is a clean and beautiful truck ready to be put to use. A set of newer Chevrolet wheels have been installed in lieu of the original 16” alloys, but the original wheels are available should they be preferred by the buyer. The chrome is very presentable, and the bed has been freshly coated in bedliner. Otherwise unmolested and unmodified, this Z71 has a great look to it and is classic 1990s!
The interior also reflects care and maintenance. While normal wear can be found, the seats are not shredded and the plastics are in good condition. The original radio is still in place, and the dashboard is in excellent condition. Though some areas are showing some age, the interior as a whole is far from worn out. Additionally, this truck is equipped with the fold-down center console allowing the operator to have either an armrest or a full bench seat.
Under the hood is the correct Chevrolet 5.7L V8. Even the engine bay is clean! The intact storage box and functional integrated drop light are additional testimony to this truck's maintenance history. It fires right up and runs great! This is a turn-key pickup that could be put into service as a daily vehicle immediately.
This truck looks great in person, and is sure to be a head turner for years to come as well-preserved examples begin to dry up. Whether you're looking for a daily driver or a light-duty pickup for weekend us, this Silverado should easily fit the bill!
Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit www.SheltonClassics.com
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning YES
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition & Door YES
Runs & Drives YES