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Autotrader Find: 1987 Chevy Suburban With 27,000 Miles

If you’re nostalgic for an older Chevrolet Suburban, here’s a pristine one you might want to check out. This is a 1987 Chevy Suburban, finished in blue with a blue interior, and it’s traveled just 27,000 miles — probably. The Suburban has a 5-digit odometer and a “not actual mileage” title, according to Carfax — but the condition seems to support the low odometer reading, as this is the nicest Suburban from this era I’ve seen in years.

On the outside, this Suburban is, like many were at the time, 2-tone — dark blue on the top and bottom, and light blue in the middle. The big surprise is that it’s also blue on the inside — a color match that was common back in the 1970s and 1980s, but rare today. That means you have a blue steering wheel, blue seats, blue carpeting, blue door panels — the works.

Beyond the colors, though, the main impressive thing about this Suburban is its incredible condition. It’s rare you see any 1980s car in this condition, especially family SUVs, as these were typically bought by families and used as such. This one has little wear on the outside, on the inside, and even under the vehicle, as the selling dealer has provided a useful shot of the undercarriage to document the absence of any significant rust.

This Suburban is offered by Sam Leman Ford in Bloomington, Indiana, where it’s listed for $28,888. That’s big money for an older Suburban, but this is one of the nicest ones around — and I suspect well-kept trucks and SUVs like this will someday have serious value to collectors.

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  1. I’ve forgotten how rudimentary those interiors were. While that price is serious crackpipe to me, Doug is right: with the love for SUV’s these days this is a valuable collector unicorn. 

  2. Is that an aftermarket A/C system peeking out below the front passenger glovebox area, or was it common back then to have exposed square tubing holding up ducting? 

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Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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