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1988 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD for sale 101607572
1988 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD

1988 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD

SUV Car for sale in Youngstown, Ohio 44512

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1988 Chevrolet Suburban 4X4 with V10 Silverado trim. This Suburban is equipped with a 6.2L N/A diesel engine that is mated to a 700r4 automatic transmission with overdrive. The two-speed NP208 transfer case sends power to an 8-lug full-floating Corporate 14-bolt rear axle with automatic locking differential and 4.10:1 gear ratio. The front axle is a Corporate 10-bolt with 8-lug hubs, Spicer manual locking hubs, and 4.10:1 gear ratio. The original axles were 1/2-ton Corporate 10-bolts with 3.42:1 gearing and were removed in 2012 for the upgraded axles.

The seller purchased this vehicle in North Carolina in 2006 with 15X,XXX miles already on it. The 6" Rough Country suspension lift was added shortly after. In 2008, it was moved to Ohio where it has been a summer-driven vehicle since (placed in storage November until May annually). The frame was preserved with grease, which has been mostly removed for the photos to show its condition. Select spots of the frame were then cleaned to show the factory chassis paint and markings. The frame has not been repainted and exhibits its factory coating and markings. The body is an excellent condition and is about 98% rust-free. The upper inner rear driver side fender well liner has some rust forming, and the bottom of the passenger side rear door may have some minor interior rust forming, as some stains can be seen (see photos). The body exhibits a few small, shallow dings but is otherwise straight and solid. The body was repainted in 2019 due to faded clear-coat. There are scratches behind the passenger side quarter glass from reinstalling the glass from painting (see photos). The passenger side mirror housing has two large dents, but is otherwise intact. The radio antenna mast has broken off, but a replacement is included. 

The blue interior carpet is faded from sunlight, and could use replacing. The rear cargo area carpet has already been replaced. The dash is original and free of cracks; however, there is some residual glue near the driver side from something being mounted to it at one time. A protective dash cover is included. This vehicle has the factory third-row delete option, so there are no brackets in the floor for a third row. The factory center console was missing at the time of purchase in 2006, and an aftermarket console sits in its place.

In 2010, the vehicle was vandalized after it was left unlocked over night. The turn signal lever was broken, the gauge cluster plastic was cracked, there are cigarette burns on the front driver seat cover, and beer was poured over the front carpet, causing some discoloration. The turn signal lever was replaced with an aftermarket unit and the carpet has been steam-cleaned. The front seats feature seat covers that have been on the vehicle since time of purchase, but the seat material is beginning to show its age (see photos). The parking break cables need to be connected to the rear brakes. The hood release handle cracked and fell off, but a replace hood release cable with handle is included.

The original front bumper (included in the sale) has been replaced with a vintage Warn winch bumper. the Warn bumper has been modified with a stinger grille guard, Rhino-Lining protective finish, and a Smittybilt X20 12,000 pound capacity waterproof winch. 

With the exception of the vent windows, all exterior rubber has been recently replaced. The HVAC system was serviced in 2021 and blows both ice cold and hot air. The alternator and batteries were replaced in 2020, as well as the front window motors. The mechanical injection pump was rebuilt circa. 2008 and the mechanical fuel pump has been replaced. Spare injection pumps and a spare fuel pump are included with the sale. The factory clip-on style fuel filter assembly has been replaced with a superior FM-100 spin-on fuel filter housing. The 315/75r16 (35") BF Goodrich T/A KO2 tires are new and were installed August of 2021. They wrap vintage 16" Mickey Thompson Classic alloy rims.

This Suburban runs and drives smooth and straight. All drivetrain components work as they should. The 5-digit odometer reads just under 97,000 but actual mileage is unknown. The clear Ohio title states that the mechanical limits of the odometer have been exceeded, leading be to believe the mileage is 197,000. Don't let the high miles deter you - this vehicle runs and drives the same as it did 30 years ago. During my 15 years of ownership, I have added approximately 40,000 miles - mostly on road trips from 2006-2008 driving from North Carolina to Ohio and back. 

It is time to let someone else enjoy this vehicle - especially before the snow flies, so the price is negotiable. Phone calls and texting are preferred over emails.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Classic Trucks
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    197,000 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Condition
  • Drivetrain
    4 wheel drive
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Automatic w/ Overdrive
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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