1997 Chevy 1500 Ex Cab Silverado – Thanks to the tough-guy look of the Dodge Ram pickup and the rounded mod-squad shape of the Ford F-Series pickup in the same era, the Chevrolet and GMC C/K full-size pickups suddenly looked 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. GM’s introduction of the Vortec engines added a lot more power under the hood. In horsepower, the 4.3-liter V6 has more than the previous 5.0-liter V8, the 5.0-liter V8 has more than the previous 5.7, and the 5.7 has more than the previous 7.4. The 7.4 is also way up. Across the board, torque figures are up about 10 to 20 lb.-ft. For 1997, GM improved the power steering and revised the transmissions for improved operation. The interior redesign for 1995 was a welcome change. Gone are the flat surfaces and square corners, replaced by flowing curves and a significant increase in function. The C/K pickups are also available with an optional third door on the passenger’s side that allows easier access to the rear for piling in people or cargo.
The 1988-1998 “OBS” trucks are one of the most rapidly appreciating segments of the truck market. If you waited to long to get a deal on an Action Line or Squarebody series truck, these 4th generation Chevy trucks present an opportunity to get ahead of the investment curve. Where else can you find a truck with a unique look that will maintain its value and will be a “classic” in just a few years. The 25 years old categorization as a classic entitles you to discounts on registration, inspections, and most importantly insurance. So now that we’ve clarified why these trucks are the ones to own, lets discuss why this pristine 1997 ex-cab is the one you want to own. This Summit White C1500 is extremely clean inside and out, is highly original, fully loaded, has very low miles, and is in top mechanical condition. In fact, we recently purchased this Chevy in southern CA and drove it back to TX without a single issue. A complete list of features and options include; 5.7L Vortec, Auto, 2WD, 3rd Door, Color-matched SnugTop Tonneau Cover, Rubber Bedmat, Neutral Leather Buckets, A/C, Airbags, Automate 3 Alarm (Keyless Entry), ABS Brakes, Center Console Storage, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Grill, Cruise Control, Rubber Floormats, Overhead Console, Power Windows/Locks/Mirrors, Power Driver Seat, Delco AM/FM/CD/Cassette, Tilt Steering, Tinted Windows, Tow Package, Tire Tools, Full Spare, 15″ Alloy Wheels, and thick Falken 30×9.5LT Tires! The original owners manual are also present as well as a build sheet that offers further details. With only 54k miles and an excellent cosmetic condition we can guarantee you won’t find a nicer extended cab OBS!