Video: I Bought a 1998 Chevy K1500 4×4, and It Might Just Be the Best Truck!

This old Chevy cost us just $3,200!

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The 1998 Chevy K1500 4×4 Tommy bought is a hell of a truck for the dough!

Recently, Tommy bought a 1998 Chevy K1500 4×4 for our upcoming series, “To Hell and Back” as one of three trucks featured. Considering the outstanding condition of the 1998 Chevy K1500 4×4, we were astounded that we got it for just $3,200.

Our project series is sponsored by our friends at We will take a Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge/Ram to Hell’s Revenge in Moab, Utah. Not only that, all three trucks have to drive back and forth from Boulder, CO. Each truck has a budget of $5,000 – plus – there’s up to $1,500 worth of components from for upgrades.

2001 dodge ram 1500 4x4 sport off-road

The first vehicle we procured was a 2001 Dodge Ram Sport 4×4, which is almost ready to head off-road. That vehicle was purchased for $5,000, so there’s no extra dough to invest other than the upgraded parts from our sponsor. The 1998 Chevy K1500 4×4 is in fantastic condition. Still, it could use a new suspension, tires, and (possibly) a locking rear differential of some sort. We might even use a G80, but that depends on our timing.

With such a low entry price, we can afford quite a bit as we save a lot on the budget.

The ’98 Chevy K1500 4×4 comes with a 5.0-liter V-8 that makes 230 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque. Our model has a four-speed automatic transmission. Now, this isn’t the most powerful version of this truck, but it purrs like a kitten and there are no leaks at all. On top of that, it is rust free and (other than air conditioning) just about everything works.

Honestly, we are legitimately pleased with this truck and we are excited to see what we can do with it over the next several weeks.

Check out this video where Andre and Tommy take you on a detailed tour of our newest old truck!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.