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Autotrader Find: 2005 Chevrolet Suburban Limo

When you search Autotrader for limos, you’re practically bombarded by all the usual stuff — the Lincolns and the Cadillacs that everyone converts into limos. So it’s always a bit of a treat when you see something totally different — like, for instance, this 2005 Chevrolet Suburban.

One thing I like about this Suburban is the fact that it’s not really stretched all that far — just enough to provide some serious rear seat luxury, but not so much that it’s unmanageable to drive around. So you could hire a chauffeur and ride around in the back of this thing, lying down in reclined comfort, but you wouldn’t look like a bachelorette party that’s hired a stretch limo to hit every club in South Beach.

I also like the front-end design. This particular front end was never put on the Chevy Suburban, but rather offered on Chevy pickup trucks — though it was available on the Suburban in Mexico. And yet, to make this Suburban look more modern, someone completing this limo added the "pickup face-lift" front end, which is a nice touch. Unnecessary, but nice, for those of us who notice.

This Suburban is unusually cheap, as it’s offered by Good Guy Cars in Tampa, Florida for just $12,000, with 70,000 miles. That’s not much more than a regular 2005 Suburban would command — probably because the market for a stretched one is relatively limited. But if you’re looking for something that’ll stand out from the crowd — or if you want a vehicle to transport a very, very large family, and you’re sick of full-size vans — this Suburban might be a good choice.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The listing says “Price is firm at $19,000 cash only no trades financing is not available.” So there’s some discrepancy there…

  2. Wouldn’t it be more reasonable to assume that the original Suburban was one from Mexico with that front-end? I mean, it’s possible that somebody turned it into a limo AND added a Silverado front-end… But probable?

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