The Chevrolet Silverado was introduced in 1975 as a specific trim level for the then-popular C/K lineup of trucks that Chevy was selling. It sold well since its introduction and the nameplate grew in popularity, to the point where the company decided to drop the C/K name in favor of the Silverado.
Introduced in 1998, the Silverado series (comprising four separate lines, the 1500, 2500, 3500 and Hybrid models) has continually sold well and is currently one of the most popular pickup trucks on the market today.
Since the Silverado is split up into many different trim levels and has a wide range of options, this article will focus on the Silverado 1500 Extended Cab Long Bed variant and its available options and trim levels.
The Silverado 1500 Extended Cab Long Bed features three different trim levels, the WT, LT and LTZ.
The WT comes with standard with a 5.3L V8 Vortec engine, Z85 handling/trailering suspension system, a manual shift-on-the-fly transfer case, StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control with hill-start assist and trailer sway control systems, 1,513 lbs standard payload, AM/FM radio, single-zone manual temperature control, cruise control and a spare tire lock.
The LT features an Autotrac active transfer case, an MP3-compatible CD player, Sirius XM satellite radio free for three months, power windows, premium cloth seating, power-adjustable heated outside mirrors, an available Autotrac electronic transfer case and locking under-seat storage.
The LTZ is the most expensive trim level, featuring body-color-painted power-adjustable folding outside mirrors, an automatic rear-locking differential, custom-leather-appointed front bucket seats, a Bose-powered sound system and USB ports. You can read more about each trim level’s available options here.
When it comes to shipping the extended cab long bed variant of the Silverado 1500, there are a few things that will certainly impact the final price you pay for shipping it. Perhaps the most important factor that will determine your shipping price is the size and weight of your truck.
Most shipping companies have standard rates depending on how far you need to ship it, but that’s just part of the quote you’ll get; the other part is the truck itself. A basic rule of thumb is this: if your vehicle is larger than a full-size sedan, chances are you’ll be paying a bit more to ship it.
How much you’ll spend depends on the size, and with so many different 1500 models available in the Silverado lineup, it can get even trickier. Some auto shipping companies will simply ask for which model (1500, 2500, 3500 or Hybrid), while others will need the specific trim level – this depends wholly on each company’s pricing methods, and will vary.
Even if your company doesn’t need the specific trim level of your truck, be sure to have it on hand. Make sure you know the bed size, cab size and trim level name (WT, LT, LTZ), just in case.
But regardless of which specific model you’re shipping, or where you’re shipping it to or from, American Auto Shipping is here to help. Simply fill out our free online vehicle shipping quote request form and you’ll receive a free quote to ship your vehicle right away. You can also call our toll-free telephone number and speak to a live representative. They can give you a quote, answer questions, and even help you place a reservation. So go ahead, fill out our free form, give us a call, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you.