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1987 Chevrolet Suburban - 3/4 Ton - 4x4 - Manual Transmission

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Suburban
Type: Suburban
Trim: Scottsdale
Year: 1987
Mileage: 288,000
VIN: 1GNGV26K9HF146790
Color: White
Engine: 5.7L - 350
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

1987 Chevrolet Suburban Scottsdale Additional Info:

1987 Chevrolet Suburban – ¾ ton 4x4

2nd owner – 288,000 Miles (see history)

Original Equipment:

5.7 – 350 V8 – factory fuel injection

4 speed manual transmission w/ compound low 1st gear

205 NP transfer case

3.73 Gear Ratio with Limited Slip rear differential



Quad Front Shocks

HD Suspension

HD Cooling

40 gal. fuel tank

“Scottsdale” interior equipment

GM “Frost White” color

Tinted rear windows

HD Trailer Wiring

Upgrades/ Maintenance to Suburban:

4.10 front and rear gears installed

Locker front differential

New “Limited Slip” rear differential

Locking Hubs

All new wheel bearings

New “U” joints

“In Dash” Air conditioning installed

Power steering pump and gear box rebuilt

4 – 285- 90- 16E Yokahama Geolander tires (< 10,000 miles on tires)

Front Bench Seat rebuilt and duplicated factory upholstery

New Headliner installed (Duplicated factory headliner)

Chevrolet “Crate” 350 Engine installed at 180,000 Miles

“New” engine has always used Mobil 1 Synthetic 10W-30 Oil – Changed every 5,000 miles

New Clutch installed (< 20,000 miles on clutch)

New Fuel Pump (< 20,000 miles)

Original Confer rack with shovel and Hi Lift Jack holders installed

New Water Pump (< 20,000 miles)

Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo installed

Custom trailer hitch installed

Truck was repainted 10 years ago – factory Frost White

Truck History

This Suburban was ordered from Home Motors Chevrolet in Santa Maria, California by a gentleman who was going into a business with two partners. Two weeks after the truck was delivered, his “partners” pulled out of the agreement and he had no use for the truck. When I purchased it, the mileage read less than 2,000 miles. I or my family has put all the miles on this vehicle. It has been maintained well and was “my” vehicle for the last 31 years. It is not a “Show” truck… it has been used for work and family outdoor adventures all over the Western US. It has been driven by adults and has never been abused or wrecked. It has a “Clean” California title and has been registered in Nevada since 1993. Much of the mechanical work has been done by T&M Automotive of Las Vegas. Although I did to my own oil changes for many years. I pulled an 18’ travel trailer with no problem… but I have upgraded to a larger trailer and have purchased a 4x4 diesel pick up and have no need for two large 4x4 vehicles.

Problem Areas:

Rust area in tail gate: - In the mid 2000’s I spent five years caring for my mother after my dad passed and the truck was back on the Central Coast of California. That is when it developed an area of rust in the tail gate. (see pic)

Window rattles: After 31 years of use, the manual windows rattle a bit. New window tracks will correct this.

Paint Chips – Many small paint chips – one month after having it painted, my Firestone passenger side tire came apart on the highway and damaged the new paint.

Windshield has chips – (It’s the original windshield)


This rare Suburban is a reliable older vehicle. It has been well cared for, but it is not a “Garage Queen”. It runs great and is a great performer off road. With this vehicle it’s not a cliché “They don’t build them like this anymore”. Chevrolet does not offer a 4-speed 4x4 Suburban any longer. I feel like I am selling one of the family… but as in life, all things eventually change.