Currently boasting the title of the longest-running nameplate in the world, the Chevy Suburban has been in production since the 1935 model year. As such, GM full-size SUV fans have 12 generations of Suburban models available for modifications, and today, we’re taking a look at this 1951 Chevy Suburban restomod.
Currently listed for sale by RK Motors for $157,900, this 1951 Suburban has undergone a ground-up restoration, and appears to be in tip-top shape. As is the case with a majority of restomods these days, this Suburban is powered by a modern 6.2L V8 LS3 gasoline engine, which is equipped with a custom electronic fuel injection system that’s made to resemble a carburetor setup. A dual-exit stainless steel exhaust expels spent fumes, while output is estimated at 480 horsepower. Featuring a floor-mounted shifter, power is directed to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
The performance credentials aren’t exclusive to just the engine bay. The factory frame has been outfitted with a C4 Corvette front and rear independent suspension system, along with coilovers at both ends. Complementing the upgrades to the power and handling is a power rack and pinion steering system, as well as power disc brakes front and rear.
Moving inside, we find a custom interior that includes the likes of Manchester Oak leather bucket seats and Brazilian Cherry wood floors. Air conditioning and an AM/FM/CD stereo provide extra creature comforts.
It’s worth noting that the seller can arrange to ship this restomod anywhere in the world.
Featuring a tasteful black and blue two tone paint job, we want to know, dear reader, what do you think of this 1951 Chevy Suburban? Do the modifications and build quality justify the steep asking price? Let us know in the comment section below!