1988 Chevy C1500 Silverado – While the fourth-generation of Chevy C/K trucks lived on from 1988-1998, there was a new naming structure for the trucks. Known as the GMT400 platform and nicknamed the OBS Chevy or GMC trucks, short for Old Body Style, this was the final generation for the beloved C/K series. Now designated as the 1500, 2500, and 3500 for the various weight classes, the once-popular Chevy C10 was no longer available. The first truck available for the GMT400 platform was the 1988 Chevy C/K 1500. The four-wheel-drive models were equipped with an Insta-Trac system that allowed drivers to switch from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive on-the-fly. For the fourth-generation Chevrolet C/K trucks, there were three trim models available: the Cheyenne, Scottsdale, and Silverado. The Cheyenne was the base trim and considered an affordable full-size work truck. The next trim level up was the Scottsdale, which would be your middle-of-the-line truck. Then there was the Silverado trim. Described as the top-of-the-line package, the Silverado was the third trim level available.
Texas Trucks & Classics is the headquarters for classic GM trucks and we spend more time than anyone searching the US for the nicest examples. Once located, we get them up to speed mechanically and cosmetically so the new owners will know they’ve purchased a great truck before it even arrives. This beautiful ’88 OBS was a recent local purchase here in the Houston area. While the interior is very original, the exterior has obviously had the stance upgraded, fog lights added, and a classic set of 17×12 Billet Specialties installed. These wheels are very popular right now but if they aren’t your style, you can sell them easily for $3k online. We normally restore these trucks to a high level but we then have to pass along those costs. As you can see in the photos, this 1988 C1500 currently has some minor imperfections that make it a little more affordable. The items we have noted include; small paint flaws, chips on the chrome grill, a rear bumper dent, dry rot on the tire edges, and the odometer spun a plastic gear right at 164k miles. Additional features and options include; 5.7L V8, Auto, RWD, Lowered, A/C, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Mirrors, Chrome Grill, Cruise Control, Custom Exhaust, Rubber Floormats, Fog Lights, Power Windows/Locks, Sliding Rear Window, Factory AM/FM/Cassette Stereo, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Two-Tone Paint, Tire Tools, Spare Tire, 17×12″Billet Specialties Wheels, and Michelin Pilot Sport Tires! If you are looking for a great Chevy truck that you can drive daily and show on the weekends, this is definitely one to consider.