1968 Chevrolet Suburban (K20) 4x4 - 292 motor - 25,949 orig miles
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Suburban
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 25,949
- VIN: KS268F146910
- Color: Blue
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Chevrolet Suburban
1968 K20 ( 3/4 ton) 4x4 Suburban with 25,949 original miles and 292 motor. VERY RARE -- ONLY 299 K20 4x4Suburban's werebuiltin 1968.
Every vehicle most likely has a story. This is the story of "Old Blue". This Suburban has been inour family since it was brand new. It was ordered by a family member ( WW-I U.S. Army CombatVeteran); he dreamed of prospecting in Nevada.In 1972 he passed away and my dad inherited"Old Blue".Old Bluewas used exclusively (year round) on ourNorthern Illinoisfarm.Since we did not have a fancy shop or new garage, Old Bluesat outside. Winters here are extremelyharsh with temps sometimes dipping down to -40.Weused"Old Blue"as a farm truck and for errands and chores, especially during the winter months. It pulled water tanks, feed carts and other trailers to the fields. We watered hogs together and we hauled LP gas bottles to watertank heaters. This was the first vehicle I learned to drive.
The mileage is original, as this old girlnever left a 10 mile radius of the farm. In 1978-79 during "the greatblizzard"; we found ourselves out of power and heat for nearly2 weeks in this rural area. This was the only 4x4around as most people owned traditional standard cab 2 wheel drive trucks. I can remember that winter vividly, borrowing my dadâ€™s pliers toturn "lock in" the front hubs and placing a piece of cardboard behind the grill to warm it up. We had todrive to the localhardware store for 10-15 gallons of white kerosene, for a heater we had in the old farm house.There isno doubt in my mind;we would have frozen to deathwithout the lifeline"Old Blue' provided.We huddled around a kerosene heater in oldArmy Surplussleeping bags to keep from freezing to death.Suffice to say, Old Blue holds many wonderfulmemories and always got the job done. If there was a John Deere4020 tractor and feed grinder stuck on snow / ice "Old Blue" would grunt and growl in 1st gear, but she would alwayssave the day pulling out that disabled farm tractor.What a great vehicle !
In 1995, we stopped raising livestock and my dad was nearing retirement from his State law enforcement career ( dadâ€™s off farm job). I backed"Old Blue"into the barnand Idroveher for the last time.We were all grown men nowand going our own directions in life.My father has recently passed awayand we are nowcleaning up around the farm and emptying the barns. This is an actual "barn find" vehicle. My mom actuallyteared up a bit when she saw me pull it out into the sunlight,for the first time, in all these years. The miles are 100% original on the odometer andwe have the Illinois title. The frame appears solid and strong, butunfortunately thebody isrough and it needs some work, including rocker panels, fenders, quarter panels etc.
We have not tried to start the motor as it has been parked far too long and the left rear wheel(drum brake) is locked up.This rare 1968 K20 Suburban( ONLY 299 Built)needs and really deserves a full frame off restoration.It was repainted by a local shop in the 1980's because dad really wanted to preserve this vehicle,but it was not a quality job. In the photos you will see the red primerthat wasused and the bluepaint flaking off.
I wish more than anything in the worldwe could keep "Old Blue" andhave some legendary car restoration shop / builderlike History Channel'sâ€œCountsKustomsâ€ -(Danny the CountKoker)bring her back to original condition,but that's justnot financially feasible for my family and even though I ama car enthusiast; I simply don't have the time or resources.
So with a few tears in my eye, as I write this E-bay description, we offer you the opportunity to purchase â€œOLD BLUEâ€.
Local pick up only. $500 Paypal non refundable deposit required. Balance to bepaid in cash upon pick up of vehicle. AS-IS.