The Chevrolet Silverado was introduced in 1975 as one specific trim level of the then-current C/K lineup of pickup trucks that Chevy sold. With lagging sales, however, came a decision to drop the C/K label and introduce the popular Silverado as the main nameplate of Chevy’s pickup truck lineup. Since 1998 the Silverado has been Chevy’s main pickup line, and currently the Silverado is sold in four different models: the 1500, 2500, 3500 and Hybrid. Each model also has a variety of different trims and options depending on the configuration; this article will focus on the Silverado 1500 Extended Cab Standard Bed.
The Silverado 1500 Extended Cab Standard Bed configuration features four different trim levels: the WT, LS, LT and LTZ. The WT features a 4.8L V8 Vortec engine with an available 5.3L V8 Vortec engine, cruise control, manual shift-on-the-fly transfer case, StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control with additional hill-start assist and trailer sway control, 1,726 lbs standard payload, AM/FM radio, single-zone manual climate control and a spare tire lock. the LS features most of those plus an Autotrac active transfer case, an MP3-compatible CD player, Sirius XM satellite radio free for three months, cloth seating, power-adjustable and heated outside mirrors and a Z85 handling/trailering suspension system. The LT is the next step up, featuring a 5.3L V8 Vortec engine with an available 6.8L V8 Vortec, premium cloth seating, an Autotrac active transfer case and locking under-seat storage. the LTZ is the top-of-the-line model and features a 5.3L V8 Vortec engine with six-speed automatic transmission and an available 6.8L V8 Vortec, 1,794 lbs standard payload, body-color, power-adjustable and heated outside mirrors, an automatic-locking rear differential, custom leather-appointed front bucket seats, a Bose-powered sound system as well as USB ports. You can learn more about this specific model by visiting the official website here.
When it comes to shipping this specific Silverado, there are a few things that can affect the final price: first off, the Extended Cab is going to add additional weight as compared to the regular cab version. Since the Extended Cab is heavier, but not incredibly so, it really boils down to how your auto shipping company prices its shipments. Some companies will group all of the 1500 models together and tack on a specific oversize vehicle fee; others will be more specific, and will ask you for which specific trim model you are shipping. When shopping around for quotes, you may not need all that information, but it is important that you have it on hand. Another important factor in your shipment is where your Silverado is coming from and going to; pickup and delivery locations close to a major interstate will cost less than locations well off the beaten path, so if you’re looking to save a few bucks, you may want to talk to your shipping company about moving to a more cost-effective location.
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