Two more lots will conclude today on Hemmings Auctions, both big blocks from General Motors but on completely different ends of the spectrum. A seventh-generation Suburban and a big-block Chevelle are still available for bidding and looking for a new home; the Suburban has already passed the reserve price. Be sure to visit www.hemmings.com/auctions for the latest consignments and results from all of our auctions.
This Special Luxury Edition (SLE) of the GMC Suburban was the most premium version offered in 1989. The mostly stock engine bay (alternator excepted) of this example is filled with GM’s 454-cu.in. big-block fed by throttle-body fuel injection and geared with a four-speed overdrive 700-R4 automatic. This Suburban is rear-wheel drive, and includes the factory trailer towing option. It also has the drop-down tailgate, large wheels, and large mirrors. The body appears to be free of any corrosion after its long stint in Southern California with the exception of typical wear underneath from three decades of normal driving. Inside, all of the SLE trim pieces are present and accounted for with all upholstery and carpeting not showing any tears or rips. All gauges and instruments are also in working order, as are the optional dual air conditioners needed to keep this spacious cabin cool. This unmodified luxurious beast starts without smoke, cruises without effort and is ready to go. Bidding will end today at 3 p.m. eastern time.
When thinking about A-body muscle cars, the Chevelle is an inevitable subject, and this 1972 SS is worthy of more than a daydream, featuring a big-block V-8 with free-flowing exhaust. The numbers-matching 402-cu.in. big-block is mated to a four-speed manual (GM Muncie M20) and features a few upgrades, including a Holley carb, in place of the original Rochester Quadrajet, mounted atop an aluminum intake manifold. The engine was rebuilt in 2015 and has accumulated around 8,000 miles since. The paint was reapplied during a rotisserie restoration and is said to have no scratches; the seller also reports no evidence of water leaks from the seals or glass, while underneath shows minimal wear. Inside, the Chevelle has bucket seats, sport steering wheel, and a full line of instruments and gauges that are in working order. This A-body can still haul and shows 73,997 miles on the odometer. Bidding will conclude at 3:30 p.m. eastern time.