1955 GMC S-100 Suburban pickup. See more pictures of 1950s cars.
The Suburban shared the same smooth styling of the Cameo, but the GMC had the advantage of bigger, more powerful engines than Chevrolet. The six was a GMC design, while the V-8 was borrowed from Pontiac.
While Chevrolet built the Cameo as a low-production model, GMC used the Suburban as a promotional piece to draw showroom traffic. Suburbans are therefore much rarer than Cameos.
Pluses of the 1955-1957 GMC Suburban:
- Trend-setting style
- Better performance than a Cameo
Minuses of the 1955-1957 GMC Suburban:
- Even harder to find than a Cameo
- Parts also hard to find
Specifications of the 1955-1957 GMC Suburban:
Weight, pounds: 3,645
Length, inches: 198
Wheelbase, inches: 114.0
Price, new: $1,923 (1955)
Engines for the 1955-1957 GMC Suburban:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
|ohv I-6||248 cid||125||1955|
|ohv I-6||269 cid||130||1956-1957|
|ohv V-8||287 cid||155||1955|
|ohv V-8||316 cid||180||1956|
|ohv V-8 ||347 cid||206 ||1957|
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