1956 Chevrolet Suburban 3100 painted in a beautiful dark blue and Cameo Ivory with a tri-tone Bel Air interior and powered by a rebuilt 283 V8 and a Tremec 5-speed transmission for your driving pleasure.
Here is the story from the restorer, who later bought the Suburban from the gentleman for whom he did the work:
"I was approached by a customer with this nice 1956 Suburban and he wanted it restored back to as close to original as we could." "He used it for only about 4 years, only putting 175 miles on the truck, taking his two boys and their friends to soccer." " I don't even think he burnt a full tank of gas. The truck is just like the day I delivered it to him"
"So let me tell you about the restoration....We took the body off the frame, had everything sandblasted, epoxy primed all the bare metal and did the body work on top of that. We used all the best product that we could get, painted it with base coat clear coat and then wet sanded it and buffed it for many hours. The truck is a dark blue and it shows very straight. The frame was painted with a semi-gloss rust shield and is pit free. The underside of the body was primed and a red oxide colored paint was used to duplicate the red oxide color from the original primer. The engine was sent to a machine shop and totally rebuilt by doing new valves, pistons and bored 30 over. The engine is a 283 upgraded from the original 265 but still period correct and looks and runs great. The transmission is a Tremec 5 speed that the customer asked for. That transmission is the only thing that is not period correct to the truck. The interior was all painted with a Cameo White and the seats were done with a 1957 Chevy Bel Air fabric. The headliner is done with a 1955 Nomad waffle material. The suburban has all new glass with all new weatherstripping. The battle ship linoleum was replaced with a vinyl look-alike material. All the seats have seat belts. The tires are a light truck tire and there are 5 of them with the original style dog dish hubcaps." "...You would be hard pressed to find another 1956 Suburban this nice."
- Dark blue and Cameo Ivory two tone paint that is show quality
- All new chrome, stainless and brightwork
- All new glass including the sliding side windows
- Excellent panel fit and lines
- Dual outside mirrors
- Folding rear gate with pop up window
- Wide whitewall tires
- Painted to match steel wheels with Chrome caps
- Three rows of seating with correct flip forward seat for rear entry
- Show quality paint on interior
- All new dash bezels and chrome knobs
- Factory am radio
- New Bel Air style black and silver interior
- New rubber flooring
- Restored iconic steering wheel
- Highly detailed engine bay
- Freshly rebuilt 283 c.i. engine
- Tremec TKO 5 speed manual transmission
- All new wiring harnesses
- New radiator and cooling system
American Dream Machines
- Nut and bolt suspension rebuild
- Amazing attention to detail
- New exhaust
At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quality classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.