This is nearly an identical 1972 Chevy Suburban to the one that spawned the greatest Brady Bunch argument ever! Of course Mike was a city slicker architect so his was a two wheel drive model. This is a man’s 4×4 Suburban. Anyway, Mike and Carol Brady got in a heated discussion because Greg wanted to bring the ‘burb to the prom and Carol felt that the voluminous back cargo area was a recipe for baby making on prom night. Carol’s fear was triggered because Alice found a condom in the wash, which naturally they all thought was Greg’s because he was a pervy 17-year-old skirt-chaser. Really it turned out to be Cindy’s condom that she purchased in a gas station bathroom thinking it was chewing gum and the whole family laughed it off while Cindy blew condom bubbles. Such a great episode.
This restored Chevrolet beauty deserves a chance to haul groceries from Whole Foods, children to private school, and lumber from Home Depot. Speaking of lumber, did you know the cargo area on these old Suburbans is wood? There’s a whole lot more truth to the wooden cargo area than my Brady story. Google it. Fitted with a reliable 350 V8 and automatic transmission, if you’re in the market for a minivan say “fuck that” and buy this instead. The two-tone ochre over white is killer and the interior has been all reworked in delightful tweed with some very nice tan carpet to match. If you’re around Caldwell, Idaho, which not many of you likely are, go buy this sweet old Suburban where it’s bid up to just over $12,000 on eBay. My opinion is it’s a $20,000 Suburban all day long. You can even let your kid take it the prom.