Chevrolet C/K 1500 Centurion Conversion

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About Centurion

  • Southern Comfort buys Centurion in 2006
  • Here’s a little info on Chevy Centurions… Centurion is the leader in automotive conversions and is well known for their crew cab conversion trucks featuring the most popular Chevy 1500 using 100% GM parts that are warrantied through your GM dealer. They are known for building extremely rare models that few have heard about… or ever seen! The 1997-1998 half ton models are hard to come by and if you do they are still worth a pretty penny! The 97-98 1500 crewcab/short bed is extremely rare so if you own one then you have a needle in the haystack! Centurion Conversions had a very limited production number of these trucks. Aprox every 4 months one was picked off the assembly line and sent to Centurion. After the conversion most seemed to have been purchased by GM employees. The 4wd models were fewer and started just under $40k at $39,975. All GM dealership brochures in the 90’s only offered a standard & extended cab in the 1500 series trucks… however a limited amount of 2500 & 3500 crew cab longbed W/T (work trucks) were available by special order only. Centurion Conversions were bought out by Southern Comfort Conversions 1/24/06… link

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  1. I just purchased a 1996 centurion crewcab 1500 2wd . I am trying to find out how many they made that year and if the truck is rare or not. I know it’s not super common. What would the value be approximately?

    1. They are pretty rare. It’s hard to find exact numbers, but from what I’ve found they only made about 30 crewcab 1500s from 88-98. But that’s just going by hearsay on the internet. Someday I want to do more research and see if I can get an actual number.

      As for value — it really depends on the buyer. Some people just see them as crewcab trucks, which are extremely common from 1999 to the present. But others see them for what they really are — a crewcab from when you couldn’t just buy a half-ton crewcab from any car dealer. If your’s is in good condition, it could be worth quite a bit to the right buyer.

  2. I’ve got a 96 4 door short box 4wd non Z71 1500 and against all my better judgment, I’m currently installing a Fabtech 6” with 3” body lift, 14 semi float axle and 40” mud tires. I’ve had it for 10 years and have no interest in ever selling it, so I’m not worried about resale value. Such an amazing experience owning this truck!

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