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Autotrader Find: Chevy Suburban Broadcast News Vehicle

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author photo by Doug DeMuro March 2017

Today's Autotrader Find has potentially the most limited appeal of any previous Autotrader Find in the entire history of the Autotrader Find: it's a 2002 Chevy Suburban 2500 set up to broadcast live news. It has a satellite dish on its roof. It has, as the advertisement says, alloy wheels.

Here are the details: This 2002 Suburban 2500 is offered for sale by Smart Chevrolet in rural Madison, North Carolina. It has just 74,950 miles, which is tremendously low for a Suburban 2500, as most of them have been enlisted for high-mileage trailer-pulling duty. Better yet, it's available for $14,950, which is also tremendously low for a clean Suburban 2500.

But then you understand why it's so cheap: Because this Suburban 2500 doesn't exactly appeal to the widest audience.

That's because it's a television truck. Fully fitted to broadcast live news from the scene of the crime, or the courtroom, or the local jail or the home of some lady who's the subject of a human interest story because she has mastered the art of communicating with sparrows. It has a ladder in back, an extendable satellite dish on the roof, a rather unique spare tire and some sort of auxiliary GPS equipment on the roof above the front seats.

Perhaps more important, however, is what's inside: Both rows of rear seats appear to have been removed in favor of an enormous amount of television broadcasting equipment. Additionally, the tailgate looks like it's permanently closed to accommodate all the TV stuff. There is, however, one single rear chair mounted in back where a television producer can watch the segment before it goes live and bleep out all the curse words.

This thing may not have a huge audience, but you have to admit it's pretty cool. I also love the fact that there are 81 photos, giving all of us a pretty good idea of what it looks like inside a news broadcasting Chevy Suburban.

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