Count the Doors: 1972 Chevrolet Suburban.

May 26, 2013

10 comments
1972 Chevrolet Suburban Custom-10 Deluxe 3-Door.
1972 Chevrolet Suburban Custom-10 Deluxe 3-Door.
H20 Polo Sticker 1973
Double J Tack and Western Wear Sticker-Have You Hugged Your Horse Today?
1972 Chevrolet Suburban Custom-10 Deluxe 3-Door.

10 comments:

Larsson said...

Strange car. Have never seen anything like it. Hope someone has an explanation.

Tony Piff said...

well, the explanation is that's how they come from the factory, if you can believe it.

just a cost-savings decision made possible by lack of competition within a brand-new market segment. customers who needed seating for nine brats and room for luggage probably weren't going to nitpick.

Tony Piff said...

click that "suburban" tag for more three-doors! and i never even noticed.

joey said...

Lack of competition? What about the Travelall?

SeattleO said...

I think on minivans that had only one sliding door, it was so kids wouldn't jump into the street, only to the curb. Regardless, these early 70s Chevys are my favorite trucks ever. Love the color on this one, and the original hubacaps. My neighbor has a fully-restored '72 that's super nice.

Anonymous said...

side mount gas tank, like the trucks.

Justin said...

Great color, love the original hubcaps. SeattleO nailed it, basically.

Frankster said...

Check out the '99-'06 'burb across the street! The basic design never died.

Ben Piff said...

Man, when I see this color and styling, it makes me wonder if any bad looking SUVs came out of the early 70s? Just gnawing on the svelt-completeness of them pre-74 bumpers and side trim. And those hub caps!

Doesn't look remarkably capable of anything off-road, but I'd love to sit in the very back and look out of those side windows on a roadtrip.

Anonymous said...

Love the H2O Polo sticker.