Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Random Car Wednesday: 1986 Chevrolet Suburban

Sports cars are cool. Low slung, eye-catching and fast, they are beloved my almost all car enthusiasts. But sometimes, building a vehicle meant to go where roads don't exist is just as interesting. Such is the case with today's RCW, a Chevrolet Suburban. The Suburban has been around since the 1930's, and was always meant to be a rugged family machine, capable of being loaded with huge amounts of people and/or things. This one appears to be a 1986-ish model, from the Suburban's boxier years. Luckily, it stands out from the crowd with a host of modifications. Most noticeable is the massive lift kit and suspension, which gives the bigger wheels and tires some more room to breathe. Heavy-duty bumpers grace the front and rear, offering more protection than the stock units. This 'Burb also gets a beefy power-bulge hood and some almost-cartoonish fender flares. Now, Texas has an endless supply of lifted trucks and SUVs that never see a speck of dirt in their entire lives. Thankfully, judging by the spray of dirt and grime along the side of this mammoth machine, this owner uses the vehicle in whatever conditions or surfaces he so desires. As a result, it gets a big thumbs up from me. This boxy American machine is a perfect example of function over form.

1986 Chevrolet Suburban

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