BaT Auction: Supercharged Vortec–Powered 1972 Chevrolet Suburban 4×4

This 1972 Chevrolet Suburban was acquired by the selling dealer in 2011 and was subsequently rebuilt over a 1986 Suburban ¾-ton 4×4 chassis. A supercharged LQ9 6.0-liter LS V8 reportedly was installed in 2012 along with a GM 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case. The blue and white interior was redone with reupholstered late-model seats in 2012, and the exterior was refinished in blue and white in 2015. Additional modifications include a slide-out cargo bed, rear air-ride suspension, HID headlamps, front and rear parking sensors, and a Sony touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay capability and a backup camera. This modified Suburban is now offered in Canada with two sets of keys, service records from current ownership, and transferable Ontario registration in the selling dealership’s name.

Supercharged Vortec–Powered 1972 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4

The seller reports that the truck was repainted in blue and white in 2015, and it received further paintwork in 2020 following rust repair on the driver-side front fender and on the tailgate. Additional exterior features include two doors on the passenger side of the vehicle and one on the driver side, red-painted passenger steps, and a split tailgate.

Supercharged Vortec–Powered 1972 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4

White-painted 16″ steel wheels with chromed hubcaps are wrapped in 265/75 Michelin LTX tires. Air-ride suspension components have been installed at the rear.

Supercharged Vortec–Powered 1972 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4

The interior was refurbished in 2012 with replacement blue carpeting over Dynamat sound dampening, and seats from a late-model Chevrolet pickup have been installed and reupholstered in two-tone blue and white with matching door panels. A custom two-tone headliner was installed along with replacement kick panels with speaker inserts, and additional amenities include heated front seats, power-adjustability for the driver seat, a tilting steering column, updated air conditioning, power windows and locks, and a backup camera. A Sony touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay capability plays through Clarion audio components including amplifiers, a subwoofer, and 6″ speakers as well as JBL 6″ speakers in the rear upper panel. The truck is also equipped with parking sensors, a video demonstration of which can be viewed here. The seller notes that the backup camera was replaced in September 2020, and that the driver’s seat heat function is currently inoperable.

Supercharged Vortec–Powered 1972 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4

A blue two-spoke steering wheel fronts factory instrumentation including a 100-mph speedometer, a 5k-rpm tachometer, and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer displays 65k miles, approximately 38k of which have been added by the selling dealership over the past nine years; true mileage is unknown. The steering wheel is cracked at the top.

Supercharged Vortec–Powered 1972 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4

A slide-out Bed Slide 1000 cargo tray has been installed in the rear compartment.

Supercharged Vortec–Powered 1972 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4

The LQ9 6.0-liter Vortec V8 has been fitted with a Magnuson supercharger; the engine reportedly had 21k kilometers (~13k miles) of use prior to installation in this vehicle. The speedometer cable was replaced in September 2020.

Supercharged Vortec–Powered 1972 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4

Power is sent to the rear or all four wheels via a GM 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Portions of the underbody and suspension components exhibit corrosion, and additional photos of the underside and the 1986 Suburban chassis are presented in the gallery below. The truck is said to have been two-wheel drive prior to the swap onto the 1986 underpinnings, and the seller reports that the four-wheel-drive conversion was done by Lowdown Hotrods of Ontario, Canada in 2012.

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A driving clip is provided above, and a walk-around video is below.

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