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 youll 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. Its incredibly difficult to come across an OBS Tahoe this clean, making this a very special find indeed. Its 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 youll be more than halfway convinced of its road-readiness even before the first turn of the ignition. The Black paint is the trucks 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. Its not perfect, as it has been driven and enjoyed since, but its 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, youll 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 Tahoes 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 youd likely expect after two decades of faithful service. Sure, there are some signs of wear-and-tear, but if youre familiar with these SUVs, then youll know this is definitely one of the better ones youll 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 its 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 whats 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 thats sounds absolutely fantastic, exiting underneath the rear bumper at either side of the tow bar. The clean undercarriage looks incredibly solid and well positioned to provide a foundation for many future fun-filled miles, and thanks to the addition of a BDS suspension lift and Rancho adjustable shocks at all four corners, this Tahoe is capable to drive over just about anything you put in front of it. Power front disc brakes bring this Chevy to prompt stops, while power steering makes it very easy to navigate on its set of modern 15 Eagle Alloy wheels outfitted with 31x10.5x15 Toyo off-road tires. This 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4 has been thoroughly sorted, and is one of the cleaner OBS 2-doors youll find. With an ever-increasing rate of collectability, isnt it time you got in on the ground floor of something great? Call today!