Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
LaVergne , Tennessee
It is hard to believe, but they started building Suburbans way back in 1935 and they still are today. Actually, it's not that hard to believe because these trucks successfully identified a need, filled it, and have performed admirably on the job since day one. This particular one is a very original and very clean example from the 7th generation of Suburbans produced. Check it out.
Let's start with the colors of this truck. Fire Red and Mojave Beige. It is the factory original color scheme and they complement each other perfectly. The two-tone look has always worked well on these trucks and the respray it received recently is a quality job. Up front a black eggcrate grill is surrounded by chrome trim and underlined by a simple chrome bumper. 4 big doors and the fold down tailgate give access to the cavernous interior that can swallow up piles of people along with their camping gear, or sports gear, or all the tools and supplies needed to get the job done. A roof rack can handle even more stuff, or a canoe or kayak if you prefer, and if that isn't enough, the back bumper includes a receiver capable of pulling a serious trailer. Chrome trims out the wheel wells and wide body side molding protects that pretty paint, because this truck will fill up a parking spot!
Open the door and you will find a very clean interior trimmed in Tan vinyl and Saddle cloth. The door panels have nice big armrests for comfortable cruising with a bit of wood toned trim above the power window and lock switches that are placed right at your fingertips. A four-spoke steering wheel is mounted on a tilt column with stalks for the cruise control and the automatic transmission on either side. The stock dashboard looks great trimmed in wood and is logically laid out with the speedo and fuel gauge directly in front of the driver and the engine gauges clearly visible off to the left. Ventilation controls are in the center just over the FM/Cassette deck and the rear window switch as well as the rear A/C control are just off to the right. Comfortable captains' chairs with fold down armrests are trimmed in cloth with a huge center console between them. Back seat passengers also ride in the lap of luxury with a 60/40 split bench seat and that rear air to keep them cool on hot summer days.
Open the hood and you will find an engine bay that is as clean as the outside of the truck, with a tried and true 5.7-liter V8 engine nestled down inside it. Fresh air is drawn in from the front of the truck and fed into an electronically controlled throttle body injection system. From there the stock intake, cylinder heads and exhaust system has proven that it can make plenty of torque for some serious towing, so why mess with success. There are some obvious signs of good regular maintenance with fresh belts and hoses as well as a new battery. There is a new air conditioning compressor as well as new lines so you can be sure that both the front and rear air units will blow plenty of cool air. Power flows back through a 4-speed automatic transmission and the 4WD transfer case to solid axles both front and rear. Power front disc brakes assure good stopping ability and 31 X 10.50R15 Michelin LTX tires are mounted on 6-lug steel wheels with trim rings.
A legend in its own time. The Suburban has proven itself to be one of the most useful and versatile trucks of all time. This one is particularly sharp looking, is in great shape, and could be yours. Come on down and check it out.
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