This is the end of an era. The 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe two-door was the last model year for the short-wheelbase two-door full-size SUV
And the single-owner of this one must have known that because he ordered this 4×4 with all the best options and even has an impressive paperwork file. It makes for a terrific babied classic that’s also a capable SUV.
There’s just something a lot more fun about a two-door big SUV. We love the K5 Blazers because they really put the “Sport” in Sport-Utility Vehicle, and the last few years they carried the Tahoe name. So this one has the most modern style that Chevy has ever put to these SUVs to date. But more than just a standout for its rarity, this one will grab attention for its level of preservation. The Light Pewter Metallic and Copper Metallic two-tone has a terrific sense of premium style. It’s almost like the last light on a desert sunset. And the desert idea is part of the appeal, too. This was ordered new in Tempe, Arizona, and it appears to be an ultra-desirable life-long Arizona car. Rivaling the paint for shine is all the brightwork on the grille, bumpers, full-length side trim, and LS-package 16-inch alloys. And because this is a premium future classic, it comes with all the best factory features, including dark tinting, a luggage rack, and trailer hitch.
A one-owner car also means quite a nice stock interior. The comfortable cloth seating offers plush buckets, and the driver’s one even power adjusts for the ideal long-haul driving position. A loaded modern classic like this means you never go wanting for features. It includes ice-cold factory air conditioning, keyless entry, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, a cup holder center console, cruise control, electric rear defogger, and the factory AM/FM/cassette stereo with a separate CD. Plus, modern features also mean modern safety with anti-lock brakes and dual front airbags. The benefit of a full-size SUV means there’s plenty of room for adults in the rear, and the back double doors swing wide to swallow even large cargo items. So this is a true classic that’s truly useful.
Under the hood is the 5.7-liter fuel-injected V8. The Vortec motor looks like a powerful time capsule – just like the rest of this SUV. And on a one-owner Tahoe with this level of care, it’s hard to believe that this tidy motor is anything but the factory original. So when you have such good care and the reputation of this generation of Chevy trucks, you know the mileage on the odometer feels basically like the break-in mileage. Plus, while the ultra-clean undercarriage looks like this one never left the pavement, it’s a true SUV built to get down and dirty when you want it. The automatic transfer case turns this into a go-anywhere 4×4 with a locking rear axle. There’s even an HD towing package that includes an aux transmission cooler. So we bet you’re already imagining doing everything from going to the boat ramp to finding a far away campsite. But even if you just use this one for grocery runs, you’ll appreciate features like the power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive.
The sale comes complete with impressive paperwork that includes the original window sticker, factory buildsheet, dealer invoice, bill of sale, owner’s manual packet, and extensive maintenance records.
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