213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
This 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4 is plenty ready to pull double duty as soon as you get it home: super clean, commuter during the week and a very capable all-terrain workhorse on the weekends. It still features its original-spec 5.7L V8 drivetrain, comes loaded with pretty much everything offered by Chevy in 1998, sits atop a beefy upgraded suspension lift, looks about as clean as you\'ll ever see, and it running as strong today as it did 25 years ago. These first generation Tahoes are the next big thing, with values already skyrocketing up each year. It\'s incredibly difficult to come across an OBS Tahoe this clean, making this a very special find indeed.
It\'s such a sharp looking SUV - just turning 25 years old and becoming an official classic, it has a rugged, vintage look that sets it apart from its later-arriving counterparts, yet retains such a fresh appearance that you\'ll be more than halfway convinced of its road-readiness even before the first turn of the ignition. The Black paint is the truck\'s original shade and it presents very well - even with consistent sheltering from the elements, cars of this vintage rarely look as good as this one. By all accounts this is a faithful respray (GM paints from the \'90s never lasted long, in particular the clearcoats peeled so most of these have been repainted), but when the work was done a few years back it finished the right way, and it still looks great today. It\'s not perfect, as it has been driven and enjoyed since, but it\'s been very well-kept through the years and the minor imperfections that can be seen could likely be eradicated with a professional buff-and-wax. The distinctive front grille, with its two layers of stacked lights and gold Chevy emblem at the center, sits straight as a ruler over the bumper and, as you take a lap around this Tahoe, you\'ll see that the years have left it in good stead. Its body lines are precise, with even gaps surrounding the doors and hood - both of which open and close easily. The glass on all four sides is also in impressive shape, and those long, tinted panes in back contribute a lot toward this Tahoe\'s unique appearance. The slightly aggressive cowl hood looks super-cool, matching the chin spoiler, roof rack, oversized side mirrors, and long nerf bars at the flanks in terms of tough-looking add-ons, giving this big Tahoe a beefy off-road presence that we all love.
The Smoke Gray cloth interior has also come through the years in fairly strong fashion, resulting in a comfortable, broke-in look and feel that really works well for this Tahoe. From the plush padded surfaces of the bucket seats (the seat covers are in place because the front seats do show some wear in the leather), to the matching rear bench and the spacious cargo area behind it, nothing shows anywhere near the level of wear you\'d likely expect after two decades of faithful service. Sure, there are some signs of wear-and-tear, but if you\'re familiar with these SUVs, then you\'ll know this is definitely one of the better ones you\'ll ever find. The door panels on each side still sit securely to their steel frames and the matching carpeting lining the floor insulates the cabin. In front of the factory-issued steering wheel, the dash area sports an array of clear, functional gauges in its instrument cluster and the dash pad running across the top has developed the typical cracks most of these do, so it\'s been hidden underneath a carpeted mat. The level of functionality on hand here has to be seen to be fully appreciated - in addition to the factory gauges, every control switch and knob appears to work just as intended and the air conditioning is capable of cooling down the cockpit in short order. Comfort and convenience features include a tilting column, cruise control, sunroof, airbags, A/C, power windows and door locks, and aftermarket parts include a remote starter and a Sony multi-media head unit that powers a booming stereo system and manages a back-up camera.
Everything remains in factory configuration under the hood except for the addition of a K&N cold air intake, and what\'s likely the original, fuel injected 5.7 liter V8 starts up nicely and runs very smoothly. Anyone that takes a closer look is immediately aware that this SUV has been impeccably cared for (and we have gigantic book of receipts to back up that claim), and the engine in particular has benefitted from plenty of that attention over the years as it pairs with a 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The four-wheel drive on this Chevy sits within close reach and is a breeze to activate, making it very easy to prepare for exploits off the asphalt, and a heavy-duty 10-bolt rear end is virtually bulletproof. JBA headers feed into a throaty Magnaflow dual exhaust system that\'s sounds absolutely fantastic, exiting underneath the rear bumper at either side of the tow bar. The clean undercarriage looks inc
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