CLEAN-AS-THEY-COME 'BURBAN, SKYJACKER LIFT, 454 V8, AUTO, LOADED, TOO COOL!!!
Nothing says, "Go anywhere, do anything," quite as well as this three-quarter ton 1997 Chevrolet Suburban 2500. The 2500 uses big block power, so it moves effortlessly regardless of the terrain, and with a long list of upgrades, it's the ultimate machine for taking everyone you know to some pretty remote places.
Incredibly, that's original paint on this big 'Burb, and it's in fantastic condition. Despite the off-road-ready looks, it appears that this one has spent most of its life protected and carefully driven and the shiny finish is a testament to the care it has received. These trucks are still handsome and functional-looking, one of the best designs if you're a fan of big SUVs, and with details such as the fender flares, chrome brush guard, and matching tubular step plates, it takes on a very serious look. We don't see any evidence of paint work or repairs and having lived in a warm climate all its life, obviously rust is not an issue you need to worry about. It sports the desirable dual "barn door" configuration instead of a conventional tailgate, which makes loading it up in close quarters a lot easier. Chrome bumpers, big driving lights up front, a roof rack, and a CB antenna only add to the highly capable look.
The sumptuous tan leather interior was one of GM's best, rivaling anything from Cadillac and making the Suburban the most luxurious GM vehicle you could buy in 1997. The seats, even the driver's chair, are in excellent condition with minimal wear and no damage or discoloration. Heavy-duty mats have been protecting the carpets since Day One and the second and third rows are almost like new. Unquestionably someone loved this truck and treated it like something special. Just about everything was standard, including front and rear A/C, a powerful AM/FM/CD stereo with custom speakers and an amplifier hidden under the seat, cruise control, power windows, locks, seats, and mirrors, and the list goes on. The instrument panel has been dressed up with a walnut veneer and there are a myriad of storage cubbies, cup holders, and other useful touches. There's also massive storage in the rear area, even with the third seat in place, making this this ultimate road trip warrior.
As I mentioned, the 2500 came with a 454, but the one in the truck today has been heavily fortified to make considerably more power than the stocker. There's a bigger cam inside, the ECM has been reprogrammed to ensure smooth running even with the upgrades, and a throaty dual exhaust system gives it a wonderful muscular soundtrack. It looks fairly stock under the hood with signs of careful maintenance and care over the years and as with most GM trucks of the period, parts are plentiful and service is easy. The 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission was rebuilt about 10,000 miles ago and the transfer case and axles are fully operational. The suspension wears a six-inch Skyjacker lift kit, which includes new control arms, new urethane bushings, and heavy-duty shocks that shrug off impacts on the road, and all the factory skid plates are still in place. Shiny Mickey Thompson "bullet hole" alloy wheels are part of the package and wear big BFG All-Terrain rubber.
With lots of receipts for all the recent work, this immaculately kept Suburban is a rare find. So many of these trucks were abused and used up, it's remarkable to discover one that's been loved. Call today!
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- 454 V8
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- 109,085 (Actual)
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- Center Console