1936 Chevrolet Suburban

In 1936, Chevrolet invented the SUV- and the station wagon as well. The origins of the station wagon were similar to those of the suburban. The first models were built on a car chassis with a wooden rear section. This created the extra space needed to accommodate several passengers and their luggage when they were picked up from the station – consequently “station wagon”.

When the roads were still dusty and cars were loud and slow, the railway was the most popular means of transport for long distances. The arriving passengers with their luggage then wanted to continue their journey in comfort, perhaps to one the city suburbs. Consequently, in the early days of the motor car, a species of vehicle was developed to satisfy this need. An open, engine-driven carriage with an additional platform for the luggage. People called them “suburbans”. The Chevrolet Suburban Carryall was designed to carry people in a truck type vehicle in a comfortable manner. And with options such as whitewall tires, a radio and heater, the Carryall was a hunters dream come true.

BASE PRICE: $685

Engine: 207 CID OHV inline 6-cyclinder, 79 horsepower

Wheelbase: 112 inches