Lot 253 - 1995 Chevrolet Suburban LT 2500
|Odometer reading||33,250 km|
|Result||Sold - £13,720|
- Delivered new to its first owner, the late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani
- Comes with letter of provenance.
- Three owners from new
The Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size SUV from Chevrolet and the name started in 1934 for the 1935 U.S. model year, making it the longest continuously used automobile nameplate in production. It has traditionally been one of General Motors' most profitable vehicles. The 1935 first generation Carryall Suburban was one of the first production all-metal bodied station wagons. It now comes with three engine options: a 5.3 litre V8, 6.2 litre V8 or a 3.0 litre Inline-6 turbo diesel. The GMT400-based Suburban’s were introduced in December 1991 for the 1992 model year. The similar pick-up truck models had switched to the newer platforms in the 1988 model year. Both two wheel and four wheel drive models, designated ‘C’ and ‘K’, were offered, as well as half ton and three quarter ton (‘1500’ and ‘2500’) models. Trim options included a base-level version, the LS, and the LT. Interior seating arrangements allowed for either bucket or bench seating in the first row and optional third row bench. The vehicle could be configured from two to nine passenger seating. Transmissions included the 4L60 four-speed automatic in the 1500 series, and the heavier duty 4L80 four-speed automatic in the 2500.
This superb American SUV vehicle was delivered new to its first owner the late Emir of Qatar, His High Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani. It is presented in two-tone black/gold with beige leather interior. The interior is in superb condition as is the exterior paintwork and has the added benefit of the third row set of seats allowing for nine people to be transported in extreme comfort with plenty of legroom. It is powered by the mighty 5.7 litre V8 mated to an automatic transmission and comes with air conditioning. This vehicle is thought to have been used by the staff of the late Emir, probably his security detail and has only covered a mere 32,500km from new before our vendor purchased this from Historics in May 2021. Since his purchase the engine and gearbox have been fully serviced, a new air conditioning unit has been fitted as have five new tyres. An extremely practical family SUV with substantial interior space for people and luggage, together with its very interesting history, this must be one of the finest available of this marque.
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