1961 Chevrolet Apache 10 Suburban (C/K Series 1960-66)
This two door panel Apache 10 looks to have added side windows, though I could be mistaken. What is certain is that this year is one of the most expressive Suburbans ever made. Only 2 model years featured the distinct upper grille design.
Other than the awesome color I think the best thing about this truck is the patina. While it’s unfortunate that it’s not it pristine condition, trucks always seem to be able to pull off a little rust and damage.
Seen in the N Portland neighborhood of St. Johns.
Sixth generation Chevrolet C10 Suburban (1960-66)
Probably the best example of one I have seen on the street, as it looks to have undergone a quality restoration. The color choices are superb against the Fall foliage in Portland.
I’ve said it before but it bears repeating: the Suburban nameplate is the longest continually used name in automotive history, starting in 1934. These are some of the finest years as well. The body design and construction are fantastic, truly some skilled craftsmanship.
Seen in NE Portland
Eighth generation Chevrolet Cheyenne Super 10 (1973-91, this is a ‘73-76). I am not the biggest fan of lifted trucks, but I do love when the wheel/tire combination is not too overdone. Original wheel covers combined with the Cheyenne trim package, and a nice color combination makes it worth mentioning.
Seen in NW Portland
Seventh generation Chevrolet Suburban (1967-72) in wonderful Hugger Orange, named after Harvey Hug, GM’s former Color and Trim Manager. You’ll never find a larger piece of solid sheet metal than the driver’s side of one of these 3 door beasts.
Seen in SE Portland
Truly badass 6th Generation GMC Suburban seen at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.
What makes it so cool? Well, it’s a full size SUV with two doors, because back in the day trucks like this weren’t meant for image conscious families…you bought a station wagon like you were supposed to. Period correct skinny tires, a serious winch, and the fact that it obviously towed something big up the steep road to Timberline add to its credibility. Also, its bright orange, need I say more?