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End Of An Era: 1994 Chevy Suburban

A Collector’s Diesel Powered 6.5L Suburban

Jason Thompson
Jul 1, 2011
Photographers: Jason Thompson
It’s been more than a decade since General Motors last offered a diesel engine in its Suburban. The resulting scarcity has turned ’80s and ’90s compression-ignition Suburbans into collector’s items. You can read a little history lesson about them on DieselSuburbans.com—a website dedicated to the diesel Suburban cause.
Photo 2/12   |   end Of An Era suburban Front Three Quarter Shot
Since the end of diesel-powered Suburban production, GM loyalists desperate for a rig capable of holding seven people and their cargo comfortably—while still getting mileage that won’t upset one’s stomach—have been forced to buy Ford Excursions.
With no new diesel Suburban planned for production as yet, there are less and less factory-produced Suburban diesels every day. Many people drive them into the ground (racking up hundreds of thousands of miles), the trucks are popular in other markets and get shipped off to foreign countries, and they are being bought up and held onto tightly by collectors such as Scot Prescott of Marina Del Ray, California, who uses this ’94 K2500 as his tow vehicle.
Photo 3/12   |   end Of An Era chevy Suburban Side Shot

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