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Chevrolet Suburban history - 85 years
#1336670 Fri Dec 06 2019 04:32 PM
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Longest running/surviving “name plate” in American automobile history?

85 years (in 2020)

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GM/Chevrolet announcement/article


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Chevrolet Suburban history - 85 years
tclederman #1336682 Fri Dec 06 2019 05:24 PM
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I'm kinda partial to the Generation 3's
Welcomed by professionals in need of an all-new workhorse.

Some good stuff there Tim,

Re: Chevrolet Suburban history - 85 years
tclederman #1336684 Fri Dec 06 2019 06:08 PM
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I've always been a huge fan of 'burbs. I've owned two 1980s "squarebody" models, and two 2000s models, one of which is our current family car. With four kids and a dog, the burb is the only vehicle (other than a passenger van) than can accommodate all 6 of us and our stuff comfortably. They are also one of the most practical all-around utility vehicles--you can easily haul full sheets of plywood or drywall with the seats folded down (3rd row removed), and they have great towing capacity.

In 2005, my wife and I were newlyweds and didn't have any kids yet. We had a 4wd 1986 Suburban. We took 4 of our college pals (6 people total), all luggage, a huge army tent, and camp gear way up in the mountains on the jeep trails and found an awesome, remote spot for a great camp-out experience. Burb experienced a partial steering failure due to the roughness of the jeep trails, but thanks to God, we got down the mountain and to the nearest parts store for a quick fix.

Long live the Suburban! I'm sure I will own one for the rest of my life.

Last edited by Tyler Watts; Fri Dec 06 2019 06:11 PM.

1953 3600 Pickup
1946 Fleetline Aerosedan
1950 Fleetine Deluxe w/ Powerglide
Re: Chevrolet Suburban history - 85 years
tclederman #1336690 Fri Dec 06 2019 06:34 PM
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We had a 67 'burb in the mid/late 70's. I helped my step-father rebuild the engine.


Another quality post.


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