1996 Chevy 1500 Ext Cab Silverado – Thanks to the tough-guy look of the new Dodge Ram pickup and the rounded mod-squad shape of the even-newer Ford F-Series pickup, the Chevrolet–and cousin GMC–C/K full-size pickups are suddenly looking like the old kids on the block. Yet, in truck years, the General Motors full-size pickups aren’t really that old. The design was first introduced in 1988 as a completely new offering inside and out, and even today it looks clean, crisp and contemporary. For 1996 there is really big news under the hood. The so-called “Vortec” technology, which was used to such positive effect on GM’s 4.3-liter V6 truck engines, has been extended to all the C/K’s gasoline V8 engine offerings. The 5.0, 5.7- and 7.4-liter V8s all deliver a lot more power and a lot more torque. In horsepower, the 4.3 V6 has more than the previous 5.0 V8, the 5.0 has more than the previous 5.7, and the 5.7 has more than the previous 7.4. Across the board, torque figures are up between 20 to 25 lb.-ft., depending upon the specific engine.
The newest line of Chevy trucks to see a rapid appreciation in values are the OBS (old body style) trucks from ’88-’98. If you were behind the curve in acquiring an older C10 or Squarebody, the OBS trucks give you an opportunity to invest wisely now in a future classic. As with any vehicle, the level of value is directly linked to its condition and mileage. If you find a high mileage OBS that has lived outside for 20-30 years it will most likely have little collectibility. On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, the examples, such as this ’96 extended cab with low miles and pristine condition, are going to see a huge upside in the next few years. This Chevy 1500 Silverado is one of the very nicest you will find! It has obviously been nicely upgraded with 20″ Wheels, a hard Tonneau Cover, and a slight suspension drop (2″ front & 4″ rear). Aside from a very small rock chip in the upper middle windshield, this truck looks showroom new. A complete list of features and options includes; 5.7L V8, Auto, Front Airbags, Factory Alarm, ABS Brakes, Center Console Storage, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Grill, Cruise Control, Rubber Floormats, Keyless Entry, Owners Manual, Power Windows/Locks/Mirrors, Power Driver Seat, Factory AM/FM/Cassette/CD, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Color-Matched Tonneau, Tow Package, Tire Tools, Spare Tire, 20″ Ridler Wheels, and Thick 275/40 ZR20 Tires! This loaded out Silverado will not disappoint and you will not find another as nice for only $13,900.