The Chevy Suburban nameplate has been around for nearly 90 years now, first rolling out in 1935. Indeed, this American icon has a pretty deep catalogue behind it, and is well-suited to a restomod build. Now, we’re checking out this LT4-powered 1972 Chevy Suburban rocking a sweet orange patina and supercharged heartbeat.
This 1972 Chevy Suburban restomod build was put together by Flat Out Autos, located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. If that name looks familiar, Flat Out is the same shop that’s developing a modern-day, fully custom GMC Jimmy, so check out our previous coverage for more info on that.
Back to this Chevy Suburban. The exterior is certainly rather eye-catching, with an orange patina that matches up with metal trim bits and a white roof. The body sits low over a set of large wheels in an old-school style design, giving the squared-off exterior a more modern profile. The patina can be found on the fenders, hood, hatch, and roof, adding that much more character to the aesthetic.
In a social media post, Flat Out says it put in some work to repair a few dents in the Chevy Suburban’s body, as well as repair work for the quarter panels and hatch section. The whole thing was done up with a layer of clear, and the shop also added in new rubber and trim as well.
Under the skin, this 1972 Chevy Suburban restomod is running a Roadster Shop chassis, which helps to explain the super-low ride height. We’re willing to bet it rides relatively nice as well, despite the slammed height. Next steps include a brand-new interior, with Roadster Shop handling the cabin upgrades as well.
And of course, we’d be remiss to neglect to mention the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 parked underneath the hood. For those readers who may be unaware, the LT4 is the same supercharged powerplant found in the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, Chevy Camaro ZL1, and C7 Chevy Corvette Z06, and although it’s unclear exactly what tune this particular example is running, we’re willing to bet it’s throwing down at least 650 horsepower.
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