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LS-Swapped 1966 Chevrolet Suburban With 795 Miles Demands Your Attention

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Photo: Garage Kept Motors
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Classic SUV lovers, gather around, grab a seat, and let's talk about the old-timer pictured below, which is looking for a new home and offers many reasons to love it.
As mentioned in the title, it is a 1966 Chevrolet Suburban. The model year positions it into the fifth generation of the nameplate that has been running since the mid-30s. This model was assembled at multiple factories nationwide and also came to life in Brazil, sharing its nuts and bolts with other similar rides from that era.

The vehicle is presented in top-notch condition. But how is that possible, given that it first saw the light of day nearly six decades ago? It is quite easy, actually, as it has been fully restored. Each component was brought back to its initial shine during the meticulous process. Thus, everything looks great regardless of whether you're looking at the underbody, engine bay, cabin, or exterior.

This 1966 Chevrolet Suburban sports a bi-tone finish, with white on the roof and pillars and blue on the lower parts of the body. The high-rider also features chrome side mirrors, more shiny trim on other parts, and a set of V-spoke chromed alloys wrapped in new rubber. Brake discs and calipers back up each wheel, which is a mandatory upgrade to keep the firepower in check.

1966 Chevrolet Suburban
Photo: Garage Kept Motors
You see, this Suburban ditched its original unit in favor of an LS motor. It is unknown how much the 5.3-liter V8 produces, but the vendor says it works in concert with an automatic transmission. This ride also sports air conditioning, a Kenwood radio, and a few other bits and bobs. More importantly, it has only covered 795 miles (1,280 km) since the restoration was completed, so it is a brand-new 58-year-old machine.

Every aspect of this vehicle was "designed to impress," the listing reveals, adding that it offers "the perfect blend of style, performance, and reliability." You know things are about to get pricey from these words alone, and you didn't think you were looking at a bargain, did you? That said, let's see how much one must cough out for this old-timer.

To do so, you must open the Garage Kept Motors link here, which reveals an asking price of $64,900. Is that a great deal? Would you keep searching for a more affordable classic Chevy Suburban? You be the judge of that, and for what it's worth, this one costs more than a fresh-off-the-lot modern-day Suburban. The latter commands $59,200 before destination and dealer fees, and its successor, the 2025 model, is right around the corner and should reach dealer lots soon.

So, what do you think about this 1966 model? Would it be a yay or a nay in your book?
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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