The Chevy Suburban Turns 75
One Of Chevy's Pleasure Trucks Reaches Its Diamond Anniversary
By Tori Tellem, Photography by Courtesy of GM, GM Archives, Source Interlink Media Archives
The Sub of 1992.
Miscellaneous: Up to four engines were available in 1967: 250ci and 292ci as the Sixes and 283ci and 327ci V-8s. Up to five appeared in 1968: The 250, 292, 327, and two new V-8s, the 200hp 307ci and high-performance 325hp 396 (also sometimes known as the 400ci). The '73 Sub dropped the 400 for the new 454 V-8, and by 1975, the engines were the 250 Six and 350 and 454 V8s. Three years later saw the introduction of the 350ci V-8 diesel, followed by the new 6.2L diesel in 1982, which was killed off in 1991; a new turbodiesel 6.5L came in 1994. The Vortec family also included the 364ci (6.0L) 6000 (which started at 320 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque) and the 496ci (8.1L) 8100 (birthed at 340 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque). By 2007, the 8100 was dropped and a new aluminum 6.0L V-8 was available, while a heavy-duty iron-block 6.0L was also up for grabs; the 5.3Ls also had either aluminum or iron blocks. The 325ci 5.3Ls made 320/310 horses in iron form and 340/335 torque as aluminum, respectively; the 6.0Ls produced 366/352 hp and 380/383 lb-ft in those same categories, but with slight increases/decreases over the years.
There will be only 2,570 of the special 75th Anniversary Diamond Edition Suburbans produce
Odds and Ends
- GM didn't trademark the Suburban name until 1988.
- GMC got the Suburban in the 1936 model year.
- The wraparound windshield disappeared in 1964.
- 1994 was the best-selling year for the Suburban.
- The '03 2500 models could get Quadrasteer.
- In 1998, Australia got a right-hand-drive Sub via the Holden brand.
- For 1965, the emblem moved from the fender to the cowl.
- In 2002, the Vortec 5300 got regular and ethanol fuel capability.
- The Z71 package debuted in 2001.
By Tori Tellem
Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!