Grandpa and Grandma's Pride and Joy, South Texas owned since new, always garaged
- Location: Johnson City, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Suburban
- SubModel: Silverado
- Type: SUV
- Trim: Silverado
- Year: 1991
- Mileage: 96,339
- VIN: 1GNER16K7MF110631
- Color: Cream Primary/ Bronze Insert
- Engine size: 350 V8 TBI
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic Overdrive
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Ginger
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1991 Chevrolet Suburban Silverado description
The dealer took it to a local shop and installed a Class 3 hitch and brake controller and wired the vehicle so they could tow a 16 foot camper they owned. Turns out they only went camping a couple of times once they had it.
The pictures speak for themselves, this is a bone stock, unmolested vehicle that when you look at it would only guess it to be about five months old. It was always kept in a windowless garage with a concrete floor so it was dark and dry the whole time.
They bought it with the intentions of taking it to Fredericksburg on Sundays to go to church. The only problem with living out on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country is that if you drive all the way into town to go to church you might as well take the ranch truck and pick up a few things while you are there. Because of this the Suburban never got driven a lot. When Grandpa and Grandma had passed and we got the Suburban, it only had a little over 78,000 miles on it. That was in January of 2014.
My wife and I brought it home and I went through it over the next few months. I am an Automotive Engineer so am pretty fussy about my vehicles. This vehicle has ZERO RUST on it and the underside is AMAZING. It still has all the chalk marks on the frame. When I changed the front shocks I saved one because it looks like it was never installed on a vehicle. Break it loose with a wrench and a little oil and disassemble it by hand.
Here is a list of what was done to it to get it ready for some trips we had planned-
I changed all the fluids and put a new set of Michelin tires on it and went through the brakes all the way around. Water pump, alternator, cap, rotor, wires, plugs, battery, hoses and serpentine belt, 02 sensor, Monroe Magnum shocks all the way around, new windshield, sent the factory radio down to the Delco Radio Service Center in San Antonio (one channel was out due to a blown capacitor, had all of them changed at the same time). Vacuumed the AC System down and refilled it with new oil and R12. Pulled the drive shaft and had the u-joints replaced and checked the balance of the assembly. After everything was done I installed an XM radio but hid the mount in the ash tray door so when you are not using it you can out the XM radio in the glove box and close the ash tray door so it looks bone stock inside.
Since we have had it we have been to Florida twice with it to see our daughter and in 2014. We took it for a tour through New England for a few weeks in July of 2014. We get comments on it wherever it goes.
On the road at 70 we were getting just over 18 miles per gallon. It went on all of these trips without using any oil at all. I have been changing it every 3,000 miles and it stays really clean between changes. This is a VERY nice rig and it rides like a Lincoln on the road. Vehicles like this are once in a lifetime finds in this condition. It should really go to somebody who would appreciate and cherish it, like Grandpa and Grandma did for so many years.
On Apr-07-16 at 11:24:52 PDT, seller added the following information:
April 7, 2016
Note- Added more pictures, at the end there are now 6 more pictures. First of the six is to show the only flaw in the interior where Grandpa jabbed the front seat accidentally with a pocket knife. First shot of the last six shows where on the seat it is and the next one shows it in closeup, the cut is about 3/4" long.
The rest are to show closer where the paint was touched up over the years. Very minor and you have to be looking for most of it. Pictures no longer have to be requested. A walk around video of the vehicle will be added after 5 PM April 7th on You Tube. Search "starryskiesranch" and you will be able to see the vehicle and hear it run.
April 7, 2016 4:33 PM- the walk around video has been posted on YouTube. To find it simply search my eBay screen name "starryskiesranch". Scroll down to the video titled "1991 Chevrolet Suburban".