If there is one decade I love it’s the 80s. The neon colors, epic rock ballads, and golden beach culture. If you have the coin you can purchase this diesel ‘Burb, blast some Twisted Sister, and bomb over the ocean dunes you’ve always dreamed about.

It needs some hot pink highlight decals!
Photo: Craigslist

This is a 1986 Chevrolet Suburban 6.2L diesel with four-wheel drive. This particular ‘Burbin has 133,000 miles ticked over on the odometer so it should be in pretty good shape.

Shines up well for its age!
Photo: Craigslist

What is particularly nice about this one is it no ordinary non-turbo-slow-as-snot 6.2L diesel. This one has an aftermarket Banks turbo which to my understanding helps... a lot!

Advertisement

Lots of semi-plush things and sharp edges.
Photo: Craigslist

On the inside you get a lot of stock parts and OEM goodness. I’ve always enjoyed the GM products of their era, even though the interior doesn’t hold up - or so my family’s 91’ Suburban didn’t.

Advertisement

We had the same seat covers (but in blue) and had to gaze over the cracked dash for some 300k miles. To my untrained eye this one looks pretty good except for any potential tears under the seat covers.

I wonder how many subwoofers you could fit if you wanted to blow the windows out... 30?
Photo: Craigslist

Advertisement

The ‘Burb of our current era is typically around 2 feet longer than any Tahoe. Back in the 80s you could get this with THREE full bench seats. Nine passengers?! Yes and in comfort! If you wanted a similar platform but smaller - the Blazer.

It’s even got original CA Sunset plates, the rarest of any modern CA plates.
Photo: Craigslist

Advertisement

I personally really like this old 80s time machine of a Suburban. With the way older Chevy trucks hold their value and the rise in square body trucks it might only be a tiny bit over priced at... $19,000

What day you?! Buy the beach going shaggin ‘Burb wagon and drive off into the sunset?! Or bury the money in the backyard and wait for a rainy day?