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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe Lt 2wd 2door!! Very Rare! Two Owner California Car!! on 2040-cars

Year:1997 Mileage:112133 Color: Tan / Green
Location:

Avenal, California, United States

Avenal, California, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:SUV
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:5.7L 350Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
Condition:
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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: 3GNEC18R6VG194601
Year: 1997
Number of Cylinders: 8
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Tahoe
Trim: LT Sport Utility 2-Door
Options: Leather Seats, CD Player, custom in dash system, I-pod, satellite, CD, DVD,m
Drive Type: RWD
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Mileage: 112,133
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: Tan
Interior Color: Green

This is an original unmolested,never wrecked, loaded rare, two door, two wheel drive Tahoe. It was purchased new in Southern California. I purchased from the original owner a few years ago. He changed the title into only his name after divorce which is why it shows two owners. It was lowered by "de-arching" the rear leaf springs and bell-tech dropped spindles. New gas shocks make it ride tight and new. These rare 16" Tahoe Limited Rims were found new in the box in chrome. The 80,000 mile Michelin tires are the best ride you can get and have 1400 miles on them..Magna Flow exhaust and stainless tip with K & N filter in the factory air box helps you to get 18+ mpg at 65 mph!!The carpet is nearly flawless and so is the leather..A/C is ice-cold and leaks are nowhere to be found. No rattles..Doors close nice..Never abused by 60+ year old owner..or me..Only 3 or 4 dings in the wheel opening moldings...Always garaged since new ready to drive anywhere. Has factory tow package. In fact, I had to get my bolt cutters out to remove the Chevy Bow tie insert that was locked in at original purchase. I have all original owner's paperwork. When I bought it I replaced: plug wires, plugs, cap, rotor, fuel filter all which appered to be original to the car. Water pump was done as well...Everything works and its ready to cruise anywhere...Winning bidder can save $1500.00 by allowing me to keep the wheels. I have an original set of these same wheels in factory anodized silver with used tires as a substitute...

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