Three-row crossovers and SUVs are hugely popular these days, with virtually every major automaker now offering a large, seven- or eight-passenger vehicle. General Motors has been a mainstay in the segment, though, releasing the Chevrolet Suburban way back in 1933 as a response to other three-row wagons from rival brands like Dodge and Nash. With space for up to eight passengers and plenty of cargo room, the Suburban helped Americans come to know and love the conveniences of having a large vehicle, with the nameplate having remained in consistent production since it was introduced.
These days, a restored classic Chevrolet or GMC Suburban isn’t worth much less than a brand-new model. Take this 1951 GMC Suburban for sale at Pennsylvania’s Classic Auto Mall, for example. With a no-expenses-spared restoration and a near-perfect powertrain, Classic Auto Mall is asking $44,000 for the 1950s family hauler. The dealership says this vehicle was formerly owned by an automotive restoration shop and was part of the shop owner’s private collection. It is powered by a rebuilt 235 cubic-inch inline-six, which is paired with a rebuilt four-speed transmission and a rebuilt rear differential. The car recently received new power steering, as well, along with a new radiator.
Classic Auto Mall says this 1951 GMC Suburban is so reliable, it could replace your daily driver. With three rows of seating, plenty of room for cargo and an engine that would be relatively easy to work on, we can certainly think of worse vehicles to be stuck in day-to-day, though we’re sure some people would want modern-day safety features on their family car.
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