My son bought the above 1997 last month. It had spent it`s life in Lubbock, Tx. We picked it up and she`s now in San Antonio. New engine, trans, and all new AC. Will be having an LS/4L-80 transplant some point around Dec/Jan. All Bell Tech suspension parts, new brakes....on and on. He made a great buy as the owner was in need of $$$ cash for a new business venture.
They have been rising in price the last few years for sure with the standard cab short bed 2wd really jumping from what I have seen.
I gave 7k for my 98 z71 ext cab with 110k on the clock 4 years ago and it is as clean as they come here in the midwest. I suspect I could sell it for 11-12 in todays market with an extra 45k miles on it. Trucks in general are just obscene in prices here right now.
As i bought it from its original owner at 20 years old