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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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1981: Updated styling brings stacked rectangular headlamps for the 1980s. The 4WD system adds automatic locking hubs and the 454 big-block is still offered, giving customers great towing capability.

Exterior Colors:

Frost White Midnight Black Charcoal Metallic Light Blue Metallic Medium Blue Nordic Blue Metallic
Emerald Green Colonial Yellow Sante Fe Tan Dark Chestnut Metallic Carmine Red Dark Carmine Red
Cardinal Red Burnt Orange Metalllic        

Interior Colors:

Blue Custom Deluxe Embossed Vinyl Doeskin Slate Gray


1981 GMC Suburban Sales Brochure:



Some great examples of 1981 GMC Suburbans:

1981 Chevrolet Silverado Suburban 3/4 Ton 4X4

1981 Chevrolet Silverado Suburban 3/4 Ton 4X4

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Burnt Orange Metallic / Sante Fe Tan, Interior Color: Saddle
Engine: 5.7L 350 V8
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: 77,052 miles
VIN: Unknown
Location Found: Des Moines, Ioawa, USA (Craigslist)
Date Found: Oct 9, 2017

Description: Very clean 81 Silverado Suburban with a rebuilt 350 motor and trans. Both have about 6000 miles on them. A little rust underneath, but it just been repainted. Almost new tires, and comes with a flowmaster exhaust system you can put on it. Was gonna lift it and put boggers on it but have other projects now.



Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Burnt Orange Metallic / Sante Fe Tan, Interior Color: Saddle
Engine: 5.7L 350 V8
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: 50,542 miles
VIN: 1G8GK26M0BF123001
Location Found: Hemet, California, USA (Ebay)
Date Found: July 8, 2016

Description: This is a very original Suburban with very low miles. Mileage was 50,532 when smog was done on 6-27-16. Paint is original (not the best looking) and has surface rust but there is no rust-through anywhere. This is a well optioned Silverado with upgraded radio and add-on cruise. All of the window trim has been replaced (much quieter inside now), a new headliner, and one blemish on the front seat fixed. The smog (CA) is good for 90 days and licensed through 7-2-2017 so it will cost very little to transfer title. All systems work on the vehicle except the after-market cruise control. The vehicle mileage is low because it was used primarily as a go between from the airport to their cabin by my cousins. I am the second owner and have known the vehicle since it was purchased in Orange, CA new. This vehicle has no computer, or catalytic converters, just good old carburetor which has been rebuilt. The tires have been upgraded to 17" with the original spare still unused. A/C has been upgraded to R135 and works great. This is a great driving 4X4 Suburban that can go anywhere.




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