So, as this olelongrooffan has previously mentioned, I gots me a job that allows me to put nearly 1,000 miles a week on my mini longroof checking out projects in which I am involved all over the southern end of the Sunshine State. One of the attractions to me with this company is that I get to V.I.S.I.T. my old hometown of Naples, Florida on a once a week basis. Although it is about a two hour drive across Alligator Alley through the Everglades, it does mean I get to see my daughter, TheSmartOne, a whole lot more often than I have in the past few years. Plus, I get to see some other pretty cool stuff, at least to me, over in FantasyLand and I hope my fellow Hoons don’t mind this olelongrooffan sharing some of that cool stuff with you.
As this is no Mystery Car posting and all of my fellow Hoons can identify this as a Suburban of General Motors origin, had this olelongrooffan started off this post with the image above of the Mack truck logo covering the 110V engine block heater, would any of us correctly ID’ed this as a Burb? Certainly not I, but then again I suck at those Mystery Car posts anyway.
But meanwhile back to this Burb. It is bright red and straight as an arrow. And, yes, that is the latest itineration of the Waldo this olelongrooffan is sporting these days. I would suspect that should this olelongrooffan cease my destination to destination lifestyle, in the near future my fellow Hoons will be seeing more of it.
For a short time, I thought this Fire Engine Red longroof possessed a diesel under its bonnet. But when I saw this badge on the rear end of that longroof, I presumed it contained a, probably, 4 MPG regular petrol burning V8. A call to the selling party provided no answer as that call went directly to voicemail.
But, I do have this to say about that. The interior of this beast was as bright red as the exterior although the red velour provided this ride many extra bonus points. Yeah, I didn’t see a blemish on any of this 80’s era cloth.
And even though the odo sported 02167.9 miles, I couldn’t ascertain whether this was the actual mileage or had that thing rolled over. The only clue to its age was the worn spot on the brake pedal. This olelongrooffan doesn’t really thing a longroof of this age would have that much wear on the brake pedal had it only 2K under its belt.
This olelongrooffan is going to suggest this 2500 4WD longrooff was once a member of some fire department up in the great state of New York due to the stickers due to the stickers attached to the windscreen and these pads on the roof above the driver’s compartment. If that is the case, the 2K on the clock might be believable but would a fire department have a buggy with all the seating this longroof provides?
But one of the best features of this Truck Thursday feature was located out back. Yeah, the highly desirable barn doors on the rear of this fire engine red longroof remind me of my olestationbus. One of my older brothers, Bus-Plunge, had a tan and brown version of one of these with barn doors. When he purchased a newer generation edition of one of these, it had a conventional roll down window with a drop tailgate. He was watching a pair of barn doors on the bay that is e to swap them in until he realized how difficult that conversion really is. As he says, “No more projects!”
Trust this olelongrooffan when I say this rust free longroof is certainly no project and would totally rock in this 4WD deprived olelongrooffan’s livery.
What about yours?
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