December 16, 2021

1985 Chevrolet Suburban

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Experience the nostalgia of classic American SUVs with Texoma Classics as we meticulously restore a 1985 Chevrolet Suburban in Sherman, Texas. This vintage Chevrolet Suburban isn’t just an SUV; it’s a symbol of family adventures, versatility, and timeless style, and we’re dedicated to bringing it back to its former glory. Join us on a captivating visual journey through the restoration process, where the spirit of classic Suburbans meets modern craftsmanship and innovation.

At Texoma Classics, our passion for preserving automotive history shines through in every restoration project we undertake. With the 1985 Chevrolet Suburban, we’re not just restoring an SUV; we’re rekindling the essence of American family road trips and outdoor exploration. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration experts meticulously breathe new life into every aspect of this iconic vehicle, from its spacious design to its reliable performance.

This isn’t just a restoration; it’s a transformation. As we pay homage to the original aesthetics while incorporating modern upgrades for enhanced comfort and reliability, we’re crafting a Chevrolet Suburban that captures the essence of a bygone era while meeting the demands of today’s adventures. Whether you’re a fan of classic SUVs, a road trip enthusiast, or someone who appreciates the enduring appeal of vintage Suburbans, our restoration projects epitomize the spirit of American automotive heritage.

Witness the magic as Texoma Classics turns this 1985 Chevrolet Suburban into a rolling testament to classic American versatility, ready to take you on new adventures with style and reliability once more. Explore how we’re turning dreams into reality, one restoration at a time, and envision the possibilities for your own journey with Texoma Classics, where vintage Suburbans are reborn with a touch of modern comfort.


The Chevrolet Suburban is a full-sized SUV from Chevrolet. The name started in 1934 for the 1935 U.S. model year, making it the longest continuously used automobile nameplate in production. It has traditionally been one of General Motors’ most profitable vehicles. The 1935 first generation Carryall Suburban was one of the first production all-metal bodied station wagons. It now comes with three engine options: a 5.3 liter V8, 6.2 liger V8 or a 3.0 liter Inline-6 turbo diesel.

The Suburban was additionally produced inder the GMC marque until the GMC version was rebranded as the Yukon XL. It was also briefly marketed as a Holden. For most of its recent history, the Suburban has been a station wagon-bodied version of the Chevrolet pickup truck, including the Chevrolet C/K and Silverado series of truck-based vehicles. Cadillac offers a veriosn called the Excalade ESV.

The Suburban is sold in the United States, Canada, Central America, Chile, Dominican Republic, Boliva, Mexico, Peru, and the Middle East (except Israel) while the Yukon XL is sold only in North America (exclusive to the United States and Canada; Mexico to start in 2020) and the Middle East territories (except Israel).

With the third generation Rounded-Line C/R & K/V models, the Suburban became a four-door vehicle. The Rounded-Line 1970s body style remained largely unchanged for 19 model years – making this series the longest Suburban generation in production. 2WD (C/R) and 4 WD models (K/V) were both available in 1/2 and 3/4 ton (“10” and “20”) chassis.

For 1984, asbestos was removed from rear brakes. For 1985, a new grille was used. A total of 64,670 Suburbans were made in 1985.


This SUV was brought in for some work on the roof of the body.


Removed the ceiling panel to weld some holes.

Doing some light bodywork to prep for primer.

We have gotten the Suburban into the paint booth to spray with primer.

Sprayed primer on the roof to seal the body.

The roof has been painted and had the color matched to the rest of the vehicle.

The clear coat has been applied.

Reinstalling the window trim to the passenger side and rear windshield.

Roof guard installed

Instillation of the rear windows have been completed.