Doppelgänger: 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Sport – Sold?
November 29, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
Earlier this month, we received a “Turned-Away By BaT?” auction application for a taupe-colored 1999 two-door Chevrolet Tahoe Sport in excellent condition. As expected with these hard-to-find full-size SUVs, the South Carolina-based seller received an acceptable offer just as we were working together to run an online auction on his behalf. Fast forward today and at first, we thought this 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Sport originally listed in October 2021 on Craigslist in Oakmont, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) was either the same person deciding not to list with us or a fast flipping looking to make a quick three thousand dollar profit. A quick comparison of the submitted pictures versus those of the Tahoe featured here confirmed neither of those to be true; this is in fact a completely different, albeit very similar-looking Tahoe.
1999 Turned out to be the last year Chevrolet produced the two-door, full-size SUV offered by Chevrolet and as such, prices on these, especially unmolested examples, remain strong regardless of mileage. The current caretaker of this 212K mile example is firm on his ask of $12,000. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Tahoe Sport priced between this guide’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $7,400 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $19,400.
Starting in 1982, Chevrolet offered two different-sized “Blazer-Branded” SUVs: the smaller S-10 Blazer and the full-size version. Chevrolet continued with this two-Blazer strategy until 1994 when redesigned “S-10 Blazer” simply “Blazer” while renaming the new full-size GMT400 platform-based Blazer as the ‘Tahoe’. For the 1995 model year, the Tahoe and Yukon gained a new, longer 4-door model, slotting in size between the 2-door models and the longer wheelbase Suburban. The popularity of the four-door following the 1995 launch cannibalized sales of the two-door model and eventually, Chevrolet stopped offering the model after the 1999 model year.
This video featured on the 1A Auto YouTube Channel provides a great overview of what to look for when buying one of these first-generation Chevrolet Tahoes:
This 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Sport is a rare find in such original condition.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“For Sale 1999 Tahoe 2 door Sport 4WD with the Z-71 option. Last year made for the Tahoe 2 door. It is a lot of money but this Tahoe is one of the finest, original unaltered daily drivers in the country. I doubt whoever buys it will keep it original as most of these eventually get lifted and a LS engine installed. I am the original owner, special ordered it, and have the original window sticker and all monthly mileage logs and maintenance work since new. The vehicle is in great shape for its age with 211,000 miles on it and has never been in an accident. The interior and exterior are in great condition. This vehicle has not been altered in any way and still has the original exhaust and paint. It has been garage kept since new and spent most of its life in CA, NC, and SC. We just moved back from SC to Pittsburgh last week to store our stuff. I would keep it forever but we are moving out of the country this winter. I am firm on the price.“
Keep Stock or Modify: what would you do with this unmolested 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Sport? Comment below and let us know!