For many hopeful classic car owners, the responsibility of having a family trounces their desire to own something like a vintage Chevrolet Camaro or Chevelle. Owning a two-door muscle car is obviously an attractive idea, but many would rather support their family, take a vacation and send their kids to college than in invest their time and money restoring and maintaining a 50-year old performance car.
This 1971 Chevrolet Suburban may provide a decent middle-ground for those would-be classic car owners, though. Currently for sale at Lakeland, Florida based dealership Primo Classics, this vintage SUV should be relatively reliable and has enough room to carry up to seven passengers and their things in total comfort.
Adding to this classic cruiser’s desirability (especially for the family man) is the overhauled interior. This old utility has been outfitted with what look to be some 1990s-era front and middle-row bucket seats, a rear bench seat of a similar vintage, which should help with comfort and safety. There are some other more modern improvements as well, including a center console, a modern-day audio system, a new air conditioning system and a smaller GM-sourced steering wheel.
Under the hood of this restored Suburban sits a 327 cubic-inch V8 engine, which is paired with a three-speed manual transmission, according to the listing. Completing the package is a set of large chrome alloy wheels shod in Dunlop GT tires.
Primo Classics is asking a fairly reasonable $38,500 for this custom Chevy SUV. It’s hard to say how much it is actually worth due to the various custom parts and upgrades, but with just 54,343 miles on the clock, this seems like a fairly sensible price tag. Check out the listing at this link for some additional information and photos.