Thursday, February 18, 2016

Take The Long Road Home: 1970 GMC Suburban Custom

I was just saying to my best friend...okay, that's a lie, I was talking to myself again...anyway, I was just saying the other day that the original 3-door Suburban C10/20 would be a great beast for towing a racecar, but I just wish I could get one with a custom extended pickup bed and 14 wheels. What luck! Find this 1970 GMC Suburban Custom on craigslist located in Alsip, IL. Tip from Matt.

It is difficult to tell in the satellite view portrait pictures, but it appears that someone grafted a tri-axle truck rear end on the back of a Suburban to make a seriously long machine.  A close inspection of the bed-burb intersection for craftsmanship and corrosion is in order, lest your first interstate trip end with the cab in one state and the bed in another...

See a longer vehicle for sale?


  1. That's going to be a pricey drive on toll roads! Price is usually by the axle for trucks.

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  3. I'm sure there's baby Kenworths or Freightliners that'd be 2/3 the lengh and a better puller.

    1. Frankly, I could easily get a full size sleeper KW or Pete that'd be far shorter, stouter, and better pulling than that thing. Using that 53 foot trailer as a reference, it's gotta be between 35 and 40 feet in length; very few road tractors are that foolishly long. This just bothers me: too long for maneuvering, and the frame is too flimsy for any real work. Plus that thing has to have the mother of all driveshafts.

    2. yeah, three intermediate U-joints or it whips at 30mph.

  4. Yeah, but the interior...


  5. So many cars, so little timeFebruary 19, 2016 at 8:06 AM

    Just the stretch limo for the gang to rent come prom night at Redneck HS.

  6. Love the 5th picture in the CL ad. Symbolic of all your hopes and dreams (not to mention cash) going down the drain!


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