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Chevrolet Suburban History - Generation 6 - 1967- 1972
1967 Chevrolet Suburban


1967: All-new styling of Chevy's half-ton trucks is introduced, including Suburban. It carries a unique three-door arrangement with a single door on the driver's side and front and rear doors on the passenger side. This configuration makes the Suburban popular with ambulance companies. A host of new safety features becomes standard, including: Dual-cylinder brake system, Energy-absorbing steering column, Padded instrument panel, Thicker laminated safety glass windshield.

1968 Chevrolet Suburban

1969 Chevrolet Suburban

1969 Chevrolet Suburban cutaway from the 69 Chicago Auto Show

1970 Chevrolet Suburban

1971: Standard front disc brakes and engines tuned to run on unleaded gas.

1972 Chevrolet Suburban

1972 Chevrolet Suburban.  The '72 Suburban was the final model of a unique three-door design that was introduced in 1967. It featured a single door on the driver's side and a pair of doors on the passenger side. That transformative generation for the Suburban introduced a longer, 127-inch wheelbase, which significantly increased its cargo-hauling capability and enhanced its towing capacity. It was also the generation that launched the heavy-duty three-quarter-ton chassis. 
Signaling the future of SUVs, sales numbers for Suburbans grew dramatically during the '67-72 era, from about 6,200 in 1967 to more than 27,000 in 1972 an increase of nearly 450 percent. The number of Suburbans ordered with 4WD increased significantly during those years, too. Only 166 half-ton models were built with it and a mere 120 three-quarter-ton examples left the factory with it in 1967, but those numbers grew to more than 3,000 half-tons and nearly 1,400 three-quarter-ton models in 1972. 
Standard equipment included standard front disc brakes (introduced in 1971), while power steering and power interior accessories were optional. An inline-6 was remained the standard engine, while several small-block V-8s and a 402-inch big-block engine were available.

1972 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN FACTS
Body style.............................................................................Three-door with "barn doors"
Wheelbase............................................................................127 inches
Engine...................................................................................350-cubic-inch (5.7L) V-8 
Horsepower...........................................................................75 at 3,600 rpm
Torque...................................................................................350 lb.-ft. at 3,000 rpm
Transmission...........................................................................Three-speed automatic
Curb weight (approx.).............................................................3,870 pounds (2WD half-ton)

THE BOTTOM LINE: 1972 INCOME AND PRICES (with 2010 inflation conversions) 
Chevrolet Suburban (base MSRP)...........................................$3,495 ($18,363)
Median household income........................................................$11,120 ($58,427)
Median house price..................................................................$26,700($140,288)
Cost of a gallon of regular gasoline............................................$0.55 ($2.89)
Cost of a loaf of bread..............................................................$0.25 ($1.31)
Cost of a movie ticket...............................................................$1.66($8.72)
Average Major League Baseball salary.....................................$34,092 ($179,127)