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PLEASE NOTE: All Suburbans listed are NOT for sale through this web site. Most of them were found on various classified web sites throughout the years and are on this page for reference and informational purposes only. I do not have any additional information nor do I have contact info or know if they are still for sale.

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15 Exterior Paint Colors:

Mahogany Saratoga Silver Buckskin Lite Blue Russet_metallic Hawaiian Blue
Cardinal Red Seamist Green Black Sante Fe Tan Cordovan Brown Colonial Yellow
Mariner Blue Frost White Red Metallic      

Interior Options:

Standard Custom Deluxe Scottsdale Silverado

Interior Colors:

Blue Burgandy Buckskin Slate Gray


250 1-bbl L-6 305 2-bbl V-8 350 4-bbl V-8 400 4-bbl V-8 454 4-bbl V-8


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Some great examples of 1978 Chevrolet Suburbans:

1978 Chevrolet Suburban Brown RWD Automatic C10

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Russet Metallic, Interior Color: Buckskin
Engine: 7.4L 454 V8
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: 35,000 miles
VIN: CCS168F132268
Location Found: Asheville, North Carolina, USA (Ebay)
Date Found: Dec 19, 2020

Description: This 1978 Chevrolet Suburban is a restored vehicle. The owner has had it for 5+ years. The vehicle runs great and is mainly used for car shows. Seller's Notes vary clean inside and out. 454 rear A/C. My Grandfather bought it brand new and I’ve had it for about 6 years and don’t drive it. it just sits in the shop I had plans to lower it just never got to it.




1978 Chevrolet Suburban Scottsdale

Trim: Scottsdale
Exterior Color: Hawaiian Blue / Lite Blue, Interior Color: Buckskin
Engine: 5.7L 350 V8
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: 4,000 miles
VIN: CCL168F105016
Location Found: Somers Point, New Jersey, USA (Ebay)
Date Found: Oct 23, 2016

Description: 1978 Chevy Suburban. Scottsdale 10. $25,000 invested in the restoration so far. Brand new tires. No rust on the under carriage- 2 small rust spots near the window. One ding on the side that must have happened this summer. Painted inner fender and fire walls. Leather interior. Tape deck and 10 disc cd changer. Kenwood sound system with subwoofer. Tinted windows. Needs a headliner. New V8 engine and auto transmission. Full dash off restoration. Holly 4 barrel carburetor. 4 door with a drop down rear door for epic tailgating! Interior is smoke free and is good and clean. This truck was purchased from my grandfather (who bought it from the guy who restored it) because it is one of the raddest trucks ever. My grandfather never drove it (he's in a wheelchair) and it sat in his yard for almost a year. I put new tires on it, tuned up the engine and I've been using it as a surf truck in Ocean City, NJ. Now that the season is over- I've had my fun and I'm looking to sell it. It runs great! Starts up great and purrs nicely.



1978 Chevrolet Suburban Scottsdale

Description: 1978 Chevy Suburban, 1 Owner, 115,000 original miles. Original Idaho vehicle, ordered with the Scottsdale package, Power steering, Power disc brakes and A/C. The air conditioning is all there but doesn't kick on. The 350 engine is original and runs fantastic, starts every time and doesn't burn or leak any oil. The transmission shifts perfectly, doesn't crunch, grind or whine in any gear or at any speed. It's a four speed with granny first gear. The clutch was replaced 60,000 miles ago and still has plenty of life left. Brakes are superb, all lights and gauges work. The exterior was repainted the original color sometime ago but still shows very nicely, the only blemishes are on the right side and are from the original owner opening his other cars door and chipping the side of the suburban. The interior is 100% original. The seats are immaculate aside from a few splits in the seams of the drivers side bench, there are a few cracks in the center of the dash (which are pictured). All door panels are in very nice shape, all windows roll up and down as they should and doors shut properly. The only rust can be found on the drivers side rear wheel well and is about three inches long and an inch and a half wide and is in the form of some bubbling under the paint. Otherwise there is absolutely no rust whatsoever anywhere on the body or in the floors. The tires are good and steering is nice and tight. The headliner material is missing but the foam is there. The original owner has kept meticulous maintenance records since new, verifying mileage and services preformed. The only reason this jewel is being sold is because the owner is 90 years old and cannot drive anymore. This Suburban has been in a garage it's whole life when not driven. The suburban is a factory half ton and has a factory 40 gallon fuel tank. I would have no doubt that this Suburban would make it across country with absolutely no issues at all! April 23, 2016. Mileage 115,000




1978 Chevrolet Suburban Silverado 3/4 Ton 4x4

Trim: Silverado Estate Package
Exterior Color: Frost White w/Simulated Wood Grain, Interior Color: Saddle
Engine: 6.6L 400 V8
Drivetrain: 4WD, Automatic
Mileage: 50,845 miles
VIN: CKRZ68F200528
Location Found: Carson City, Nevada, USA (Ebay)
Date Found: Oct 25, 2017

Description: 1978 Chevy 3/4 ton Suburban 4x4. This 1 owner truck has been in Nevada since new 99.9% rust free you can still see the original factory markings on the frame. The body is in great shape Original paint. She is loaded with 6.6 400 v8 auto trans, tilt cruise, A/C, Am/FM radio, Silverado package, Trailer special, And the rare Estate package. Total cost new was $12,253.95. Garaged since new the interior is in amazing condition. 50845 Original miles since new. A true time capsule all original (Even the headlights). A true survivor that runs great and everything works. I have the original window sticker, build sheet.



1978 Chevrolet Suburban Silverado C10 350 Classic Truck

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: LDD1 Blue Special Custom / White, Interior Color: Blue
Engine: 5.7L 350 V8
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: 149,000 miles
VIN: CCL168F215396
Location Found: Bath, PA, USA (Craigslist)
Date Found: Oct 29, 2016

Description: 1978 Chevy Suburban. This truck has been owned by my family for at least 36 years. To my knowledge, this vehicle has almost always been kept inside and has very little rust or corrosion anywhere on it. It is fun to drive and can haul an amazing amount of stuff and still comfortably seat 6 people. The truck has spent the last few years in my barn and has been driven regularly and put back. It needs a good wash. It is not inspected and other than taking it for a spin around the church where I live, cannot be taken for any crazy road test. If you buy it, I'll leave that up to you. I figured that this is the kind of vehicle that an enthusiast would be interested in so I assume that you can get a sense of what your are looking at from a quick spin and a look over in the yard. This may be the truck you have been looking for...some detailing and repair and it could be a jewel of a classic truck. There are not many of these left, let alone in the shape that it is in. The good: Title in hand, Comes with a box of odds and ends, and a small library of vintage repair manuals, diagrams and maintenance books, Original engine, small block 350 with quadrajet carb, HEI ignition, Runs, drives, starts up every time, ran monthly in storage, Original paint, Silverado package, classic plate, Dual exhaust, some aftermarket parts would make it sound amazing, TH350 transmission, automatic, 2WD simplicity and economy, Towing package, tranny cooler, oil cooler, power brakes, Class 2 hitch with everything needed to tow a larger trailer or camper, Fold down back seats for a supreme amount of storage space, Tinted rear windows, locking and original gas cap, original hubcaps. The bad: Needs to be inspected, Radiator hose has a pinprick in it and it leaks a little, May need tie rod ends but not certain, Rear occasionally makes a clunk sound when put in reverse or whining sound when driven at high speeds. I think the differential may need some work, The rear window motor has a wire that needs to be soldered/repaired between the trailgate and the bed, Until it is fixed, you must get out of the truck and use the key to move the window back up.



1978 Chevrolet Silverado Suburban C10

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Cordovan Brown / Sante Fe Tan, Interior Color: Buckskin
Engine: 5.7L 350 V8
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: 4,000 miles
VIN: Unknown
Location Found: Diamond, Ohio, USA (Ebay)
Date Found: Oct 28, 2016

Description: 1978 Chevy Suburban. Great condition for year. This is an unrestored but maintained truck. Remove the back seat and you have a pickup with a 10-foot enclosed bed. With the back seat in you can haul 8 people plus supplies. Runs, drives, shifts, brakes perfectly. The cigarette lighter does not work so you will not be able to charge your phone. Everything else besides the a/c works as it should. This is a nice truck with repairable rust on body.




1978 Chevrolet Suburban - A True Time Capsule Gem All Original

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Russet Metallic / Santa Fe Tan, Interior Color: Buckskin
Engine: 5.7L 350 V8
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: 78,000 miles
VIN: CCL268F154095
Location Found: Boynton Beach, Florida, USA Ebay
Date Found: May 28, 2016

Description: Here is an incredible specimen of a suburban. Automatic AC blows cold Said to be original paint and original miles. Truck shows exact how it looks. And i do believe with 30 plus years of owning classic she is original. All i can say is look at all pics ask question. I would drive this truck anywhere. Only non original known are rims from late model truck.



1978 Classic Chevrolet Suburban

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Frost White, Interior Color: Buckskin
Engine: 7.4L 454 V8
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: Unknown miles
VIN: Unknown
Location Found: Austin, Texas USA Craigslist
Date Found: April 16, 2017

Description: Like new, excellent shape, fresh upholstery, rebuilt 454 400hp engine, 2 wheel drive, 3/4 ton new tires, original manuals. Towing package with electric brake hook-up. All good working order. Originally from Georgia. $9500




1978 Chevrolet Suburban Silverado 350 CI

Description: 350 CI, Automatic transmission, One owner car, Deluxe interior, Believed to be 96,774 miles, Air conditioning, Power steering, Power brakes, Garage stored, Original paint, Tow Package, Class 3 hitch, Heavy duty transmission. Vin CCL268F154095, Mileage: 96,774 miles, Auctioned off on Mecum Auctions Denver Colorado on Jun 26-27, 2015



1978 Chevrolet Suburban Custom SUV

Description: Stunning Suburban with outstanding two-tone beige and tan exterior paint. This Suburban has an optional 350ci V8, air conditioning, AM/FM cassette, Turbo Hydramatic transmission and cruise control. Additions to this king of the road include 4-barrel Edelbrock carburetor and dual exhaust. Includes phone-style CB radio. Found on Barrett Jackson, sold for $6,050 at Palm Beach 2015. Vin CCL268F154095



1978 Chevrolet Silverado Suburban

Description: 1978 Silverado Suburban, full mechanical and cosmetic restoration in 2012, driven about 3000 miles since & never in rain, owned for around 20 years, 3/4 ton, 2wd, 454, turbo 400, always draws attention at car shows and cruises, runs and drives like new, this is a slick old truck & is an excellent tow vehicle, pulled a race car with it for several years before resto, restored to the original appearance and is like going back in time to 1978. Price was $11,950.00 on Nov 26, 2015. Mileage 80527




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