RARE 1997 GMC 1500 Sierra SLE 4X4 CENTURION CONVERSION Crew Cab / Chevy

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: GMC
  • Model: Sierra 1500
  • Type: Crew Cab Pickup
  • Trim: SLE Centurion
  • Year: 1997
  • Mileage: 219,800
  • VIN: 1GTEK14R2VZ530178
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 5.7
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Gray
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1997 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Centurion Description

1997 GMC 1500 Sierra SLE Pickup "Centurion Conversion" - extremely rare, only a couple hundred of these ever produced. Centurion Conversions was an authorized partner of GM at the time, and if you paid an extra $12,000, they would have the truck converted to a full crew cab with factory GM parts.
This truck is in very nice condition, has been in VA it's entire life with 3 owners. NOT used for work, was a daily driver. Clean Carfax, no wrecks, new VA inspection. Almost $10K invested in the last 20K miles, including a NEW JASPER ENGINE 15K miles ago, and a locally rebuilt and professionally installed transmission less than 500 miles ago. All paperwork available.
-Vortec 5.7L V8 engine, automatic transmission
-4-wheel drive (4H/4L)
-Excellent exterior, excellent paint, very clean interior, firm seats with no signs of wear
-All power options, cruise, CD player, rear back-up camera (works when cap is on)
-Solid frame, rockers, etc - not all rusted out like many of this era usually are
-Runs excellent - smooth and strong
-Tow package
-Tires have 75% tread
-Everything works
-Bedliner & Matching Camper Top
-No known issues - ready to drive anywhere
-220K miles, with 15K on new Jasper engine and under 500 miles on rebuilt transmission

Work performed over last 20K miles:
-4X4 switch replaced 3/2014 ($200)
-Power steering pump replaced 3/2014 ($450)
-New front brake pads & rotors 3/2014 ($450)
-HD Backup Camera and new CD/MP3/Bluetooth/iPod in-dash system 3/2014 ($450)
-New AC compressor 5/2014 ($350)
-New 5.7L, V8 Jasper engine kit installed 8/2014 - less than 15k miles on the new engine plus new water pump, hoses, plugs, thermostat, belts, gaskets / wires / filters w/ receipts ($3,740)
New tires, Balance/Align -- 3/2015
-Cooling system flush, BG brake system flush, fuel induction service, new distributor, 4-wheel alignment ($1,400)
New Battery and posts 4/2015 ($150)
New Front and Rear Shocks -- 7/2015 ($710)
New Idler Arm, Pitman Arm, Alignment -- 9/2015 ($500)
Complete Rebuilt Transmission w/ new torque converter, fluids 10/2016 @ 219,300 ($1,700)
Imperfections worth mentioning:
-A few very minor small dings -- nothing major, see pictures at the end
-A couple small rust spots -- see last 2 pictures. **The only item that will need to be dealt with at some point in the future is along the inner side of passenger side frame rail. The sides are fine, but there is some separation along the "inner edge" of one of the rails. Not urgent at all, but I want to provide full disclosure. See the last picture for that item.
This is an extremely rare truck in fantastic condition physically and mechanically. If you've been looking for one of these, this one is worth your time. Thanks for looking -