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STARCRAFT SUBURBAN CONVERSION PACKAGES

The Starcraft Corporation had it's beginnings back in 1903 when it known as the Star Tank Company out of Goshen, Indiana. The Star Tank Company manufactured metal feeding and watering tanks for livestock. In the 1920s, the company began manufacturing aluminum boats at which point it was renamed to Star Tank and Boat. In the mid-1960s the company began making a line of fold-out campers and entered into the recreational vehicle industry under the name Starcraft. The company was then sold in 1969. In 1977, the company began customizing vans under the name Starcraft Van Conversions Corporation. Starcraft Van Conversions took incomplete van chassis right from the manufacturers, and added a number of custom features chosen by the customer like custom upholstery, curtains, specialy seating, tvs, cbs, raised roofs, running boards and sound systems to name a few. AS SUVs like the Ford Explorer became extremely popular in the 1990s, van sales dropped and therefore van conversion sales diminished and Starcraft sold off it's conversion division. SUV and pickup conversions including Suburbans climbed and consumers began purchasing OEM appearance packages. In 2002 Starcraft formed Conversion Warranty, Inc. whiched provided service and parts to all it's van conversion customers.

 

1990 Starcraft Sales Brochure

 

 

Below are GMC and Chevy Suburbans between 1973 and 1991 (7th Generation) with Starcraft Conversion Packages installed.

1982 Chevy Suburban Diesel 2 Wheel Drive Starcraft Conversion

Description: SUBURBAN 1982 DIESEL 2 wd. 150K MILES, RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD, LOTS OF NEW PARTS OVER THE YEARS. GOOD TRANSPORTATION 19 TO 20MPG. HAS STARCRAFT CONVERSION INTERIOR. VERY COMFORTABLE. Was on Craiglist in Midland Michigan July 4 2015 and price was $2000.

 

 

1983 Chevy Suburban Starcraft Conversion

Description: 83 STARCRAFT SUBURBAN GMC, facty conv, orig ownr 1/35 new eng, reblt chassis w/4 lear jet seats + bench, ckpit radio, 2 pop top vents teakwood/chamois int, elec window/lock, A/C, CB, ASU blk/brgndy, yel pin $15-20K OBO. Was on Cars.com in Phoenix Arizona April 30 2016 and price was $15-20k.

 

 

1985 Chevy Suburban Custom Deluxe 2 Wheel Drive Starcraft Conversion

     

Description: 1985 Suburban with a deluxe conversion by STARCRAFT... amazing interior conversion...along with the GOOD LOOKS on the exterior famous by StarCraft AND THE BEST PART---NEVER SEEN WINTER !!!!!! First owner used only as a tow vehicle for his small camping trailer I have only towed a small trailer once Interior is in very fine shape with all its wood trim and features....a real MUST SEE Clean in every way.....350 Chevrolet....automatic....2 Wheel Drive. Was on Craiglist in Saegertown Pennsalvania July 4 2015 and price was $5170 and listed again in Saegertown Pennsalvania for $4470 on Sept 24, 2016.

 

 

1985 GMC Suburban Starcraft Ducks Unlimited Conversion

 

Description: Karl's personal web page has the full description on his truck but this one is very cool and very rare. Only 300 were made between 1985 and 1987.

 

 

1986 GMC Suburban 2500 4x4 Ducks Unlimited Edition

Description: 1986 GMC Suburban 2500 4x4 drivetrain excellent some rust interior needs restored factory winch Ducks Unlimited Edition. Was Posted on Craiglist in Inwood West Virginia for $2100 on July 4 2015.

 

 

1987 Chevrolet Suburban

Description: 87 Burb with the Starcraft Conversion.

 

 

1987 GMC Starcraft Suburban

Description: 1987 GMC Suburban Starcraft Conversion.

 

 

1988 Chevrolet Suburban Starcraft Suburban 4x4

Description: 88 chevy suburban starcraft conversion 4wd 5.7L Automatic 88,000 miles. Located in Austin Texas, price was $2250 on July 5 2015.

 

 

1988 Chevrolet Suburban Starcraft Suburban Grand Luxe Edition

           

Description: 1988 GMC Starcraft Suburban 4wd, 5.7 350 V8, with 6 inch lift and 35 in tires. Ice cold A/C, new headers, exhaust, Davis unified performance distributor, pertronix coil, plugs, wires, radiator and both hoses, trans lines, k and n air filter, a/c compressor, oil pan, oil pump and recent tune up. Truck is a Starcraft Edition with hand crafted Cherrywood interior and crushed velour seats. Hard to find 4wd starcrafts of this era. Runs and drives well. Rebuilt transmission this week. Has a recent inspection sticker. Was for sale on Craigslist for $4500 in Fitchburg Massachusetts on Nov 2 2016.

 

 

1989 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4 Grand Luxe Edition

 

Description: 1989 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4 Gran Luxe Edition by Starcraft. This one owner Suburban was bought new at Sonny Hancock Chevrolet in Gastonia North Carolina. Motor was rebuilt approximately 20K miles ago. Runs and drives great. The body and interior are in great original condition. There is plenty of room in this classic SUV. 350 V8 with Fuel Injection Automatic, Silver w/ Gray Cloth Interior, 235 75 R15 Michelin LTX M/S Tires, 15" factory alloy wheels, A/C, Rear A/C, PW, PDL, PS, PB, Tilt, Cruise, Fiberglass Running Boards, 2" Receiver Hitch, Non Smoker, Clear NC title. Mileage: 152,256, VIN 1GNEV16K7KF153875. Vehicle Sold as of Feb 2015.

 

 

1989 Chevrolet 1500 Suburban SLE, 4WD, Starcraft Package

 

 

1991 Chevrole Suburban Starcraft Raised Roof Diesel 4x4 Conversion

 

Description: A great looking Starcraft Suburban with just all about all the features you can think of! The seller in the ad mentions that there are only 2 in the country like this. It's a 6.2L automatic diesel. The ad was written in Norwegian so I can't quite make out all of the options but the photos explain very well. 4x4, Air Conditioning, Radio / CD, alarm, leather steering wheel, Remote starter, Central TV, fog lights, raised roof etc.. Keep on Truckin!

 

 

1991 Chevrolet Suburban Silverado Starcraft Conversion 4x4 V2500

Description: From overseas, no additional info available.

 

 

1991 Chevrolet Suburban Silverado Starcraft Conversion

Description: From overseas, no additional info available.

 

 

CHEVROLET SUBURBAN STARCRAFT GRAND LUX

Description: En luksusutgave av en stor offroader. Bilen har skinnseter, tre interiør, kaffe/te maskin, barskap, 3500 watt med innlagt 220 volt strøm til mobilladere router og PC, TV og en formidabel stereo med diskolys. Hva sies til å ankomme festen i en bil med originalt sotede ruter som hindrer innsyn? Dette er en bil som passer alle formål fra bursdager, konfirmasjon, bryllup, eller en helt spesiell fest. Det er til og med tillatt å ta med hund i denne bilen, forutsatt at hunden blir satt i bur. Stort hundebur kan settes inn ved bestilling av dette.

 

 

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