For $19,000 or any reasonable offer you could own this huge “Suburban” for yourself. What are the advantages to the huge Suburban that appears to be mounted on a Top Kick chassis and running gear? For starters it is way bigger than a stock Suburban. Next up, the fuel mileage is guaranteed to be worse, it is probably slower, and when it comes to replacing tires you can expect to be paying more by like a factor of 10. That’s not to say we hate this thing, because we don’t. There’d be some real visual impact rolling up to the local high end supermarket in this guy and trying to wedge it into a space between a mini-van and an suv while simultaneously crushing a Prius.
It seems that the only entry and egress points are the front doors as they have an additional step to climb in on. The back doors have no such steps so unless you are an Olympic caliber high jumper or pole vaulter you are going to need climbing rope and a helmet to make the ascent into the truck. The engine is a Caterpillar 3208 and it is hooked to an automatic transmission. The giant roof mounted “turbo” wing is a nice ‘truckin’ touch that must go over well with the ladies.
We’re not sure how long the seller has had the truck on the market but it seems like he’s been trying to move the beast for a while. Why do we think that? Here’s the extent of the ad: