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14 Exterior Colors:

Frost White Mystic Silver Metallic Charcoal Metallic Medium Blue Light Blue Metallic Nordic Blue Metallic
Emerald Green Dark Camel Metallic Camel Metallic Sante Fe Tan Carmine Red Cardinal Red
Dark Carmine Red Midnight Black        

 

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Some great examples of 1980 Chevrolet Suburbans:

1980 Chevrolet Suburban K10 1/2 ton

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Camel Metallic / Sante Fe Tan, Interior Color: Saddle Velour Cloth
Engine: 350 4 Barrel
Drivetrain: 4WD, Automatic
Mileage: 95,815 miles
VIN: CKL16AF145416
Location Found: Gering, Nebraska, USA, on Ebay
Date Found: April 16, 2016

Description: 100% Original (except the Radio & front FOG Lights). Owned since: 1998 Miles – 95,815.5 Retired from use - 2002 [parked & hasn't been started since] Steel wool packed into Exhaust ends [to prevent mice nesting in mufflers]. The build sheet may still be under the seat \ Ive never looked] 350 cid. \ 4bbl Qjet Automatic transmission Brakes: Front Disc \ Rear - Drum 4X4 [Front hubs were change to manual Locking Hubs] Cargo Doors - Rear Factory Spoke Wheels [currently w/ Bridgestone Duller A/T – 31x10.5R15LT]. The Red & Blue Pin Stripe on the Factory Wheels, HAS FADED AWAY with age. Tilt Steering Wheel Cruise control 85 - AMP Alternator [might be 100 amps (+)] AC - Front & Rear [rear - roof mounted] Power - Windows Power - Door Locks 9 Passenger Seating [3rd Row Seat] AM/FM/Cassette [replaced with a aftermarket AM/FM/Cassette Stereo] Bosch – Fog Lights Windshield is Cracked. No Battery. Dash Pad Cracked. Hood latch \ Striker (hood) is gone [re: hood pins - photos]. Front Ball Joints – Replacement needed. (Front Shimmy Under Braking). Carb – Will need a rebuild. Lt. Front \ Wing Window (bad) \ Replacement Assembly Included. Lt. Rear \ Door \ Window Motor (bad). Replacement needed. Cruise Control - doesnt function. Service required. All Fluids Need Replacing [Big Time - Out of Service Date]. BAD FUEL [14 yrs. old]. & of Course - The Rust: Rockers are sound, light surface Scaling. All other Rust is Typical, but Light for its age. [Per Photos].

           

 

 

1980 Chevrolet Silverado Suburban 20 3/4 ton 4x4

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Camel Metallic / Sante Fe Tan, Interior Color: Saddle Velour Cloth
Engine: 7.4L 454 V8
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: 89,000 miles
VIN: CCZ263F152241
Location Found: Santa Cruz, California USA Ebay
Date Found: July 16, 2016

Description: Awesome classic suburban. I dont know about you, but I cant remember the last time I saw one quite like this. One owner, california truck, all original paint interior, drivetrain etc... all as it was from 1980. 89,430 miles. This baby is nicely optioned, and heavy duty as they come. This is a silverado 20, 4x4 3/4 ton suspension and running gear, built like a tank. I have the original options check list for this rig which includes but is not limited to; power locks, electric tailgate window (works!) timed wipers, engine oil cooler, 400 ci 6.6 litre engine with 4 barrel carb, 40 gallon tank, tilt wheel, silverado package, special order burnt orange two tone paint, all glass factory tinted, front and rear A/C, locking rear diff, cruise control (not working but all parts present), fuel tank skid plate, clock, TH400 with heavy duty oil cooler, etc. This classic SUV has style, function, awesome classic looks, lovely patina and best of all, most everything functions properly. Lets run through the systems on the truck. All gauges work, clock does not keep time. Heat moves through all positions, as does A/C, the compressor doesnt seem to kick on, but it looks to have been serviced or replaced somewhat recently. heater blower only works on low speed. Rear A/C only blows on high speed, go figure. power locks work, but a few need lubed. all windows roll up and down smoothly. Interior is very clean and tidy, carpet has no major rips or stains, same goes for the seats. Dark discoloration you see in pics is where the seat "fuzzy" material has worn off, most likely due to dryness and 37 years of peoples rears. Door panels are decent, but chalky from the sun, replace or leave as is, no harm in either. Headliner was removed long ago. Lets go over the Body and drivetrain next. The pictures do a lot of talking, but theres always room for more words. Paint still shines very well, obviously there are a few rust issues, this was after all a california coastal truck. Roof has surface rust, as does tailgate. passenger side has dent in rocker panel and light swipe behind rear door. Rust of higher severity is shown in pics. Worst is in spare tire well. Truck is pretty straight, with no major damage and all trim intact. Overall, the exterior has great character, and the rust is definitely not out of control. Floors and underside of truck are rock solid. Mechanically this beast seems sound. Engine fires right up with one pump of the gas in the morning, blows a bit of blue smoke if its been sitting, more than likely dried up valve stem seals from the truck not getting much use over the past decade. Once the bit of blue clears up, the engine runs strong and smooth, no odd noises, overheating, backfires, etc... does not smoke continuously while driving. Has all emission equipment in place and was just smogged. Transmission shifts smoothly and proper, no slipping or harsh shifting. 4 wheel drive works great, in both high and low ranges. Exhaust system in great shape. brakes are excellent. suspension and steering are very tight, does not wander on the highway, in fact this rig loves the open road, its a really unique cruising experience, very fun to pilot. No vibrations or shakes at highway speeds. This is an old 4x4, 3/4 ton truck, so the ride is not caddy smooth, but ive always liked the way these old 4bys ride, firm yet pleasing. tires are in excellent shape and have all been dismounted, wheels painted, and re-balanced to perfection. Not much else to say, this is a great do-anything, go- anywhere, tow-whatever, kinda truck, and looks awesome doing any of it! Really needs nothing to start being enjoyed immediately, I already drive it daily and its been very reliable.

         

 

 

1980 Chevrolet Silverado Suburban 20 3/4 ton 4x4

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Dark Camel Metallic / Sante Fe Tan, Interior Color: Saddle Vinyl
Engine: 7.4L 454 V8
Drivetrain: 4WD, Automatic
Mileage: 88,200 miles
VIN: Unknown
Location Found: Adrian, Michigan USA (collectorcarads) for $7000
Date Found: Nov 13, 2016

Description: 1980 Suburban C20 or 2500 or 3/4 Ton (which ever you want to refer to it as) 454 TH400 automatic, 3.73 gear GCVW 13,000lbs 88,200 miles Factory Hitch Period correct brake controller and CB, factory stereo works good, sound is not awful but not quite up to BOSE standards, A/C not working, minimal surface rust underneath and on hood (see pics), absolutely drives like a dream, powerful, quiet, and smooth, engine doesn't burn any oil, only minor drips from pan, trans shifts as it should, New: Water pump, driver's side exhaust manifold, both down pipes and mufflers (really quiet, needs some Flowmasters or something), headliner adhesive (but starting to sag a little again, will look into it) Newish: BFGOODRICH 285/75 16 Load Range E 10 Ply tires on newer model forged aluminum OEM rims. Tires were $1100! Truck originated in New Hampshire and this year I had it shipped to Michigan so I could drive it while my '01 Suburban underwent repairs (trans), was never driven in winter, kept in a hay barn, repainted factory colors about 20 years ago (I was told...still looks real nice, not show quality but solid driver quality) bought from 92 year old man who bought it from the original owner in 1981. This Suburban is real cool and would look great towing a race car or vintage travel trailer! I have driven this beast for a couple of months (2000+ miles without a hiccup!) and I absolutely love it, but the gas mileage isn't the best.

 

 

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