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10 Exterior Paint Colors:

Frost White Midnight Black Aspen Blue Metallic Midnight Blue Yukon Gold Metallic
Woodlands Brown Metallic Emerald Metallic Doeskin Tan Apple Red Steel Gray Metallic

4 Interior Colors:

Blue Burgandy Saddle Slate Gray

Engines:

4.8L 292 CID V-6 5.7L 350 CID 4 bbl V-8 5.7L 350 CID EFI V-8 6.2L 379 CID V-8 Diesel 7.4L 454 CID 4 bbl V-8 7.4L 454 CID EFI V-8

 

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Some great examples of 1988 Chevrolet Suburbans:

 

1988 Chevrolet Suburban SILERADO

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Midnight Blue (Repaint), Interior Color: Saddle
Engine: 5.7L 350 V8
Drivetrain: 4WD, Automatic
Mileage: 130,000 miles
VIN: 1GNEV16K6JF165756
Location Found: Vancouver, Washington, USA (Ebay)
Date Found: Feb 19, 2017

Description: 1988 CHEVY SUBURBAN SILVERADO 10 Powered By, 5.7 Liter 350 V8 FUEL INJECTION Engine, 4WHEEL DRIVE Automatic Transmission. 130,225. ORIG MILES All Original All Stock All Factory!!! Interior Features Includes Tilt steering wheel, Power Steering, Power Breaks, Cruise control, air conditioning, Am/Fm radio, With center console. Rear bench. RH visor vanity mirrors Gauges-inc: speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, voltmeter, fuel level, engine temp, oil pressure. Exterior Features Includes Front and Rear, Chrome bumper and Chrome trim. BARN DOORS IN REAR Has Beautiful Tan Valor Interior. Very nice blue paint. repainted around ten years ago, This SUBURBAN Was Owned & Cared For By a One Family Since New They Took Excellent Care of it. The Interior Is In Excellent Condition. With no pets, and no odor smells. Has no rips, major stains, or fade marks. No crack glass, Has The Exterior Is In Excellent Condition. looks deep and glossy with all of the chrome and head lights still shining. The body is arrow straight, It's never been off road or abused. Has no modifications or mods put on it, It's 100% all original, with no cosmetic or mechanical issues, it's mechanically sound. The only bad thing, is a few small scratches, Some of them has been touched up. Other then that it's on excellent condition Has Always Been Service And Maintained. And it's mechanically strong, and mechanically tight, and sound as it should, No leaks or squeaks, Pulls down the highway straight and smoothly, through each of transmission’s gears. Runs and drives Great.

     

 

 

1988 Chevrolet R20 Suburban Silverado 7.4L

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Steel Gray Metallic, Interior Color: Blue
Engine: 7.4L 454 V8
Drivetrain: 4WD, Automatic
Mileage: 121,000 miles
VIN: 1GNGR26N3JF148099
Location Found: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA (Ebay)
Date Found: Oct 23, 2016

Description: 1988 CHEVROLET R20 SUBURBAN. TRUE CALIFORNIA SURVIVOR. SPENT A MAJORITY OF IT'S LIFE IN CALIFORNIA. RUMOR HAS IT, IT WAS PART OF THE HEARST ESTATE. AS IN PATTY HEARST. I CANNOT VERIFY THIS. TRUE RUST FREE TRUCK. HAS BEEN REPAINTED AT SOME TIME IN IT'S LIFE. TIRES AND WHELS ARE AFTERMARKET. HEADLINER HAS BEEN REPLACED SINCE I ACQUIRED IT. EVERYTHING WORKS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE A/C. HEAT IS GOOD, WINDOWS ALL WORK AS THEY SHOULD. NO CRACKED W/S ETC.... THE INTERIOR SHOWS SUN FADE FOR IT'S AGE. SEATS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. CRUISE WORKS, ALL GUAGES WORK. NO OIL LEAKS. ENGINE IS THE 7.4 FUEL INJECTED BIG BLOCK. ALL EXHAUST IS ALL ORIGINAL OEM STYLE. REAR AXEL RATIO IS 3:73's. ANOTHER THING IT STILL RETAINS ALL THE FACTORY TRIM. AND NO CRACKS IN THE DASH.

 

 

1988 CHEVROLET 4X4 SUBURBAN 3/4 TON TRUE SURVIVOR

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Midnight Blue / Aspen Blue Metallic, Interior Color: Blue
Engine: 7.4L 454 V8
Drivetrain: 4WD, Automatic
Mileage: 110,199 miles
VIN: 1GNGV26K7JF124048
Location Found: Tacoma, Washington, USA (Ebay)
Date Found: Jul 30, 2016

Description: This Suburban is a true survivor. It is one if the best examples I have ever seen in person of a square body 3/4 ton 4x4 Suburban. I'm the third owner and this Suburban has survived so well due to it being loved and pampered since new. Garage kept in the beautiful state of Washington since new. The original owner was an older gentleman who pampered his Suburban until he passed away about 10 years ago. The second owner purchased it from his estate. The second owner was a car guy and Aviation Mechanic. I'm also a car guy and Aviation Mechanic. Needless to say, this suburban is meticulously maintained. I have owned a few square body trucks and this one is by far the nicest driving one I have owned. In fact, it is hard to believe this is a 4x4 3/4 ton as it rides like a Cadillac and goes straight with no play or wander in the steering. The brakes work excellent and the engine idles smooth. The turbo 400 transmission shifts great. This Suburban has survived so well as it was never used as a family wagon, never smoked in, and no pets. This Suburban has never been lifted or modified. It is original down to the hard to find 3/4 ton hubcaps. The only thing not original is the tape deck has been upgraded to a CD player.

Cosmetically the Suburban looks way above average for its age. There are no major defects and this Suburban gets a ton of compliments. It is mostly original paint with some parts of the light blue and dark blue having been redone under warranty. These late 80's Domestic Trucks had notoriously bad paint and I've had two which have had the same paint corrections while under warranty. There is no rust and it is very clean and dry underneath. This Suburban has never been off road, lifted, or abused. The interior is a 9/10. All the seats including the drivers seat are in very nice condition. The seats have little to no wear. The carpet is nice and has been protected since new by the original GM floor mats which are still present. All the power windows and locks work well. They are not slow or sluggish! A/C works and blows cool but, not very cold. Could probably use a charge by end of the Summer. The headliner material is in great shape but, needs to be reglued to the cardboard backing. The pictures taken inside with the fluorescent lighting of some of the interior pictures make the seats look faded. They are not. There are pictures of the interior taken outside and you can see the true blue color.

Mechanically the Suburban is in excellent condition. It is a real pleasure to drive. I love rolling the tailgate window down and cruising this thing around town. It has excellent oil pressure and runs cool. Sounds great.

 

 

1988 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 454 IN CALIFORNIA 3/4 TON

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Woodlands Brown Metallic / Yukon Gold Metallic, Interior Color: Saddle
Engine: 7.4L 454 V8
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: 50,400 miles
VIN: 1GNGR26NXJF165997
Location Found: San Dimas, California, USA (Ebay)
Date Found: Jun 5, 2016

Description: 454 BIG BLOCK, 400 TURBO TRANSMISSION, POWER STEERING, POWER DISC BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS AND LOCKS, FRONT AND REAR AIR (NEEDS RECHARGE), 40 GALLON GAS TANK, 8 PASSENGER SEATING, 265/85/16 BFG TIRES, TOWING PACKAGE, THIS IS A VERY NICE CHEVY SUBURBAN YOU ARE BIDDING ON. IT CAME FROM THE FACTORY LOADED WITH OPTIONS. THIS TRUCK IS IN NICE CONDITION. THE PAINT HAS SOME PEELING BUT THE BODY IS STRAIGHT. THE INTERIOR IS ALMOST PERFECT. ALL GAUGES WORK AS WELL AS LIGHTS,WINDOWS,AND DOOR LOCKS. THE TRUCK RUNS WITH A LOT OF POWER AND IS A PLEASURE TO DRIVE. IT IS THE PERFECT TOW VEHICLE FOR BOATS OR TRAILERS TO THE LAKE FOR SUMMER FUN.

 

 

1988 Chevy Silverado Suburban 3/4 Ton 2WD 454

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Midnight Blue / Steel Gray Metallic, Interior Color: Slate Gray
Engine: 7.4L 454 V8
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: 49,697 miles
VIN: 1GNGR26N2JF196063
Location Found: Clackamas, Oregon, USA Ebay
Date Found: May 26, 2016

Description: Silverado decor. a 3-speed Automatic Transmission. Power windows & locks. Tilt steering wheel. Electronic speed control & Cruise control. Delco AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette tape player, Seeking scan and digital clock. CB radio. Front & Rear air conditioning with rear heating & cool roof ducts. Heated/defogger. Heavy duty, outside-air-type. Intermittent windshield wipers w/electric two speed. Roof marker lamps. Front high-back bucket seats, w/center console, key-lock, integrated cup holders And storage compartment. 40/60 3-Passenger folding center split-bench seat. 3-passenger rear bench removable seat with built in armrest. 12-Volt cigarette lighter and, integrated ashtray. Color-keyed Cloth headliner insulated. Coat hooks. Rear Mounted original full size spare tire, w/mechanical jack and wheel wrench tool. Original chevy floor mats.

Factory Exterior Features, Which Include body side, bright chrome moldings. Deluxe, front and rear chrome bumpers. Quad halogen headlamps. Deep tinted glass. Chrome adjustable side mirrors. Molded painted Dark argent grille, w/chrome trim. Door edge guards. Chrome luggage rack w/wood trim. Original bug guard. Original running boards. Fog lamps. Heavy duty towing package w/7 wire harness. 16" Chrome american racing wheels, with newer LT 235/85R16 Ameri*Steel LT radial tires.

Mechanical & Powertrain, Which Include electronic fuel injection Engine. 3,800 ibs Independent coils springs front suspension. Semi-floating Power disc drum brakes. rear suspension. Bore & stroke, 425 x 40, Compression ratio 79 to 1. Power brakes & power steering. Engine oil cooler. Transmission oil cooler. Front & Rear, heavy duty shocks. Rear axle ratio 3.42/3.73/4.10. Front heavy duty stabilizer. 40 Gallon fuel tank. Gross Combined 13,500. Weight rating 14,500. GCWR 16,000.

 

 

1988 Chevy Suburban 2500 HD 1 ton 454

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Midnight Blue / Aspen Blue, Interior Color: Blue
Engine: 5.7 350
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: 73,800 miles
VIN: 1GNGR26N4JF165767
Location Found: Salem, Iowa, USA Ebay
Date Found: May 3, 2016

Description: Clean 1988 Chevy Suburban with 73,800 original miles. Has the HD 1 ton suspension. Clean interior but has 2 cracks in the dash and a small cigarette burn in the driver seat smaller than a pencil eraser. Extremely clean engine compartment. Runs and drives well and is dependable. Fully optioned and cold A/C. I bought it from a 70 year old man that towed a 28 foot caper with it. E rated 16" tires have less than 3,000 miles on them. Has only been driven 3268 miles since the last oil change on 5/21/2012. That is just over 3,000 miles in almost 4 years. I only drive it in the summers when my 2 kids want to go to festivals and fairs in the small towns of Iowa. I take it to local car shows and cruises every once in a while. Love this truck but drive my 1993 Suburban 454 much more. There are scuffs and small dings, but overall this truck brings lots of attention. The rear doors are peeling but I have just bought the paint to redo them with. A spot up high on the driver door window frame has a small peeling spot also.

         

 

 

1988 Chevrolet Silverado 10

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Midnight Black / Doeskin Tan, Interior Color: Saddle
Engine: 5.7 350
Drivetrain: 4WD, Automatic
Mileage: 109000 miles
VIN: 1GNEV16KXJF142044
Location Found: ST.PAUL, Minnesota, USA Hemmings
Date Found: May 1, 2016

Description: Has never seen salt, let alone any winter. Has been in my posession for over 20 years. Has a 350 cubic-inch motor, 4-wheel drive, Removeable third seat, Power windows, Power door locks, Front/rear A/C and heat, Has brand new tires, New headliner, New battery, Bug shield, Mud flaps, Running boards, Mint inside and out. Was for sale for $12,500 US

 

 

1988 Chevy Suburban 2wd 7.4 Fuel Injection One Owner 56,000 Original Miles

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Yukon Gold Metallic / Woodlands Brown Metallic, Interior Color: Saddle
Engine: 7.4 liter fuel injected
Drivetrain: 2WD, Automatic
Mileage: 56,000 miles
VIN: 1GNGR26N1JF187872
Location: Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, USA (Ebay)
Date Found: April 16, 2016

Description: If this isn't a barn find than i don't know what is. One owner purchased new off of the showroom floor, & only has 56,000 miles. Being that the vehicle is 28 years old it's not perfect. However, you'll have to search long, & hard to find one in this condition with such low miles. This vehicle has been repainted, & in some areas the paint could use some attention. Mostly just the roof, & there's a few areas of rust, nothing major. The headliner is starting to sag as well. Other than that this could be a show quality vehicle.

         

 

 

1988 Chevrolet 4X4 Suburban 2500 3/4 Ton 1 Owner 5.7L 350 Engine All Original

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Midnight Blue / Aspen Blue Metallic, Interior Color: Blue
Engine: 5.7 350
Drivetrain: 4WD, Automatic
Mileage: 64,972 miles
VIN: 1GNGV26k0JF152838
Location: Ebay Feb 20, 2016, did not sell.

Description: This model is rare of Suburban's and finding one in this condition is as elusive as truth in politics. Well the truth here is that this is one mighty nice 1988 Chevy Suburban 3/4 Ton, 4x4 that carries the mighty 5.7L Engine. The body is completely RUST FREE & comes with an even rarer factory color, This truck has all of the factory options including power windows, door locks, tilt wheel, am/fm, 3rd row seating, A/C, factory tow package, ice cold A/C,heat, 8 passenger seating, factory deep tinted glass, factory tow package, factory radio,Automatic Transmission, 31 Gallon Tank, 3/4 ton suspension and drivetrain

This truck was owned by one family and was garaged and pampered, as it was the vacation getaway vehicle so it has seen very few winter seasons as the undercarriage testifies to that. NO ACCIDENTS! It's obvious that the truck has been very well cared for over the years All of the features of the truck work perfectly including the Automatic transmission, 4x4, truck runs as beautifully as it looks This truck is in impeccable condition and you will be hard pressed to find another. It would make a great family vehicle for years to come and provide many great vacation memories. This is an amazing & reliable truck that you will be proud to own. It looks pretty awesome too.

This Suburban looks & drives almost like new. It drives straight, stops straight and hums down the freeway with no issue at 80 MPH. No Clunks, no noises, starts without hesitation, motor is exceptionally strong, The engine and trans run perfectly & have plenty of power to tow just about anything you can throw at it. The transmission pulls and shifts smoothly with no vibration and no slipping and moves perfectly through all gears. The motor is solid clean and powerful. The interior is exceptional for a truck of this vintage, All of the seating areas are in excellent condition. As you can see in the pictures, the paint & clear coat is very nice w/minor imperfections. Everything in the truck works perfectly as it should. This truck is ready to drive anywhere, in any weather, If you have been looking for a Suburban, you understand that these trucks are very hard to find in this condition, let alone with a nice clean body and interior.

 

 

 

1988 CHEVY SUBURBAN 3/4 TON 4X4 68K ORIGINAL MILES 1 OWNER

Trim: Silverado
Exterior Color: Frost White, Interior Color: Saddle
Engine: 5.7L 350 V8
Drivetrain: 4WD, Automatic
Mileage: 68,725 miles
VIN: 1GCGV26K8JF140929
Location Found: Nevada USA
Date Found: Nov 22, 2015

Description: 1988 Chevy Suburban 3/4 ton 4x4 . This 1 owner NV truck has 68 thousand original miles. Optioned with 350 fuel injected engine and turbo 400 automatic transmission, p/s, tilt wheel, cruise, delay wipers, front and rear A/C, Quad shocks, Duel batteries/ air cleaners, Trans cooler, power windows/locks. She was delivered to Valley Chevrolet in Carson city NV even thow she was loaded with options the dealer sent her to America's Best conversions in Bakersfield CA where upgraded interior was installed adding $3000 to the sticker price bringing the total to $26102. The body has a few minor dings the frame still has the factory markings. The interior is in great shape all ways garaged she runs and drives like new and everything works. I have the original window sticker, books, purchase contract, title, and service records from day 1.

 

 

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