While the Silverado nameplate has only been used as an official model since 1998, the name dates back to 1975, when it was applied to a specific trim level of the then-current pickup series, the C/K lineup. It remained as a higher-level trim option until 1998, when the Silverado was given its own lineup. It is currently sold in four different varieties: the 1500, 2500, 3500 and Hybrid models, but this specific article will focus on the Chevy Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Long Bed, which features two different trim levels: the WT and the LT.
The 1500 Regular Cab Long Bed currently is sold in two different models, the WT and the LT, with the WT being the base option and the LT being the upscale version. The WT features a 4.3L V6 Vortec engine as its base engine (upgradeable to either a 4.8L or 5.3L Vortec engine for a price), the Z83 Smooth Ride suspension package, a manual shift-on-the-fly transfer case, an electronic stability control system complete with hill start assist and trailer sway control, an AM/FM radio, single-zone manual temperature control, cruise control, spare tire lock, and can haul up to 1,549 lbs of payload. The LT, on the other hand, features a 4.8L V8 engine with an available 5.3L V8, as well as Z85 integrated handling and towing suspension, an Autotrac active transfer case, 1,872 lbs of payload, an MP3-compatible CD player, Sirius XM satellite radio free for three trial months and power-adjustable and heated outside mirrors. You can read more about this particular Silverado configuration by visiting the official website for it here.
The Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Long Bed is a bit longer than its Standard Bed counterpart, but that doesn’t mean it’ll cost any more to ship. Being a pickup, it’ll be subject to a small oversize vehicle charge, which could be bumped up a bit since it’s a long bed instead of a standard bed. Usually, pickups in its class have oversize vehicle fees of anywhere from $100 – $200, which is fairly standard in the auto shipping industry – you should expect to pay the hike no matter where you go. Another major factor in terms of your final price is the pickup and delivery locations. If you’re expecting pickup or delivery from or to an area that is well away from a major interstate, chances are you’ll be looking at additional price hikes for the route, as fuel can get expensive and it may not be worth it at the lower price to move a vehicle in or out of a remote location. If price is a concern, and you’re in the middle of nowhere on either end, it may be a good idea to move the location to a more friendly area.
But regardless of where you’re shipping from or to, American Auto Shipping can help you out. Simply fill out our free online vehicle transport quote request form and you’ll receive up to ten free quotes from our reputable and reliable auto shipping companies. We clear them all for reliability ahead of time, which means that we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured before we send them your information. You can also call our toll-free telephone number and speak to our own live representatives who can answer basic questions and also take your information and submit the quote request form for you. So whether you fill out our free form, or give us a call, you’ll be glad you did. So go ahead and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you and your transportation needs.