1949 Chevy 3100 Suburban – The Chevrolet Suburban has been around longer than any other SUV, but when the first models were introduced to the world, the term SUV had not yet come into existence. From the time of its inception and presentation to the public in 1935, the Suburban has undergone a metamorphoses, and it has earned the distinction of being the longest running production vehicle, without interruption, or the need to replace the model with a successor. It has stood alone as an icon from the automaker and is worthy of a closer look at its history and impressive evolution. By 1947 the new Chevy trucks were in full production and some of the design elements were borrowed for the third generation of Suburbans. All 3100s saw an enlargement of the grill and the designers took it in a horizontal direction. A split bench seat in the front and two seats on the drivers side with a single passenger seat on the side had the capacity to slide forward to get to the rear passenger seats in the second and third rows. It was during this time that the “Canopy Express” models were produced, but the end of the third generation would also signal the end of production for these variants.
Rare, rare, RARE! Search the internet and travel the US to every classic auction and we guarantee you will not find another 3rd generation Suburban like this. Not only will you have a hard time locating one, but any you find won’t be capable of driving cross country as is possible with this example. This 1/2-ton 3100 Suburban is outfitted with a later model V8 and A/C that make it perfect for cruising. It recently made the drive from Houston to Cruisin the Coast (Biloxi, MS) and back with ease. In fact, since the build was completed this rare classic has seen a little over 9k miles of asphalt. A complete list of options include; 350 V8, 4 bbl, Auto, Camaro Front & Rear End, 2″ Drop, 2WD, Power Steering, Power Disc Front Brakes, A/C, 3rd Seat, Dual Exhaust, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Mirrors, Running Boards, Beede Guages, Rear Air Shocks, Clam Shell Tailgate, Cloth Floormats, Power Windows, Tilt Steering, Tinted Windows, Woodgrain Banjo Steering Wheel, New 18″ US Mag Wheels (17″ front), and New Scorpion Strada Tires! The three major book values all currently place this Suburban at $50,525 to $58,400. Because it could use a few small cosmetic fixes, we have overly adjusted the asking price to allow the new owner to get this ride up to the next level with ease. Don’t miss an opportunity to miss a rare classic that you can drive anywhere on day 1 for only $44,900!