1978 Chevy Suburban Silverado – All of GM’s light duty and medium duty trucks for 1973 featured new cabs and pleasingly squared-off styling. Building on the success of Chevrolet’s king-sized truck-based wagon, the biggest news for the new Suburban was the addition of a driver’s side rear passenger’s door. A feature that we take for granted today, it also came a dozen years after the competing International Travelall and a decade after the Jeep Wagoneer first offered theirs. While GM may have been late to that game, they stayed for the whole game to play, as IH withdrew from the light truck market in 1975. In those two years, the Suburban not only made greater inroads with market share, they were successfully pulling in new owners who would have otherwise have been car owners. While some of this is due to the four-door arrangement, it is also due to the increasing number of car-like options such as air conditioning, power seats, power windows, tilt steering column and luxurious interior trim. For all years of this generation, the pickups and the Suburban all were available with the same trim packages – from bare bones Custom Deluxe to the well-appointed Silverado.
If you are in the market for the nicest late-70’s Suburban on the market, look no further. This exceptional build started with a very straight and solid 84k mile Suburban. We wouldn’t call the cosmetic restoration a “frame-off” but it’s very close to it. The restoration was completed in 2017 and the entire interior, engine bay, exterior, and underside are the cleanest you will find. In mid-2019 we had the original drivetrain sent out for a complete rebuild and repaint. The final result is an outstanding 3/4 Ton Suburban C20 that drives as good as it looks. The Frost White exterior paired with the Buckskin Tan interior is an unbeatable combo. A complete list of features and options includes; 454 V8, 3/4 Ton, Auto, RWD, Front & Rear A/C, Brake Controller, Center Console Storage, Chrome Grill, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Mirrors, Clearance Lights, Rubber Floormats, Original Owners Manual, Power Steering & Brakes, Power Rear Window, Original AM/FM Radio, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Tow Package, Tire Tools, Spare Tire w/Cover, 16″ Factory Wheels, and thick Firestone Transforce HT 235/85 R16 Tires!