Ready For Anything! 383 Stroker V8, 4 Speed Manual, A/C, PS/B w/ Front Disc, 4X4

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Suburban
  • SubModel: 4X4
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: 4X4
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 1383
  • VIN: KE161Z610921
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 383 Stroker V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear


If you're confused about the "C" and "K" VIN designations on Chevy trucks and SUVs, don't be. The C means 2-wheel-drive and the "K" on this 1971 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4 means it's a very rare factory 4x4. This particular beauty was rebuilt a scant 1,383 miles ago and features a 383 Stroker V8 under the hood, a cool white-and-blue paint combination, and a comfortable houndstooth A/C interior that's as comfortable as it is nice. If you want to go anywhere and take eight of your best friends with you, this is the only choice!

Suburbans are certainly big trucks today, but this one is proof that they've ALWAYS been that way, because this one is beefy! However, it's not just big for the sake of being big, because it is also very stylish in an industrial kind of way, which was a hallmark of the "Action Line" trucks of this era. Chevys of this vintage have a handsome, square-jawed ruggedness to them, and the look translates quite nicely to the go-anywhere Suburban. Two-tone paint, which is in great, driver-quality condition, tries to minimize the mass, and it works pretty darn well on this 3-door 'Burban. Finished in blue and white, it looks quite contemporary today and the paint work was neatly done, but not to a standard where you'd ever be scared to drive it. Heck, you could even take into the trails, this truck is certainly capable, although you'll probably think twice once you see how nice this Chevy looks in person. There's no rust, no signs of previous damage repair, and all the factory chrome and trim is present and accounted for. Especially important for a rare truck like this, all the glass is in excellent condition, including the barn door and quarter windows, which are seriously expensive pieces to replace.

The blue houndstooth interior is as spacious as a basketball court, but offers more than just Spartan truck-like accommodations. Since the Suburban was designed to be a, well, suburban vehicle, details like the tooled vinyl-and-cloth seat covers, full black carpets, and a complete array of gauges were part of the package. The instruments appear to have been fully restored, including the ultra-rare factory tach right in the center, and the bright chrome bezels glitter against the blue dashboard that's protected with a plush black pad. To maximize cargo space, there are two rows of seats in this one, and all of them have been fully reupholstered in the original houndstooth style, giving lots of passenger capacity with tons of room to spare in back. That's a retro-style modern AM/FM radio in the dash and the A/C system uses the stock controls in the dash and blows cold air treated with R134a refrigerant throughout the cabin. There's even enough room for a full-sized spare in its own well out back, so it's always handy.

A crate 383 cubic inch stroker V8 provides motivation, and for accessing remote areas with complete reliability, there's no better choice than a small block Chevy. Rebuilt and augmented with aluminum heads, it wears Chevy Orange engine enamel on the block and valve covers, an open-element air cleaner assembly, and long-tube headers that feed a great-sounding Dynomax dual exhaust system. The engine is finished in Chevy Orange valve covers on the matching block, and offers power steering and power front disc brakes, both of which are probably mandatory on a rig this size. It's backed by a 4-speed manual transmission linked to a 2-speed transfer case, so it's capable of climbing a wall with all that torque and gear reduction, but it's also happy to cruise at highway speeds. Stock style factory Rally wheels are fitted with beefy 33x12.5-15 radials, giving it its rugged off-road look.

This rare, wonderful truck looks great, drives superbly, and can go pretty much anywhere you want. All you need to do is give us a call!