For Sale: 1986 Chevrolet K-30 in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1986 Chevrolet K-30 Silverado 4x4 Pickup

While relatively straight-lined and boxy in appearance, (leading to their "Square-body" nickname from the public), the Rounded Line trucks were the first generation of the C/K to be designed with the use of computers and wind tunnels, optimizing the exterior shape for lower drag and improved fuel economy. The chassis was an all-new design, (with all trucks receiving a leaf-spring rear suspension); K-Series trucks moved to all-wheel drive with shift-on-the-fly 4x4 being introduced for 1981.

For consignment, a "square body" GM labeled "rounded design" pickup truck with a K designation. This means it's a 4x4, and our model shown here was born in Janesville, WI and spent much of its life in sunny California before relocating to the dry Arizona climate where our lucky consignor was able to purchase it. A special order truck, loaded with nearly every option, has never had any rust and is wearing a single repaint done in 2018. It has been garage kept, has dual rear wheels and a powerful 454ci V8. The overall winner for the restored class of 1979-1987 trucks at Carlisle in 2019, and still looking like a show winner today. Classic Trucks are hot right now and we see a trend for owners to use them as a promotional piece for their businesses. A little promotion won't hurt will it? Also it has the ability to get a little mud on the tires while hauling the goods.

Due to modifications of the emissions control devices installed by the manufacturer, please check your local, state, and federal laws to determine if this vehicle is applicable for use on public highways in your area.*

Square and rectangle design abound right upfront with the horizontal egg crate grille flanked by stacked headlights and turn signals in square and rectangle form. A big bumper protects the front and a nice bowtie badge sits in the center. All original steel with well minded gaps is bathed in a single respray of the factory Apple Red that was applied in 2018 and is still showing very well. Two doors, a shiny large mirror hanging from either side and all correct badging. Window trimmings are blackened and lightly smoked glass makes up the factory sliding rear window. The bed has a liner which shows in good condition having limited usage. Speaking of the bed, on the outsides are factory flares for the dual rear wheels, giving this hauler a big rig look. On the back is a solid gate and shiny bumper which has the tail lights floating off of each side of the box. The cab roof has been fitted from the factory with amber clearance lights adding to the rig styling. Polished and drilled 16-inch wheels with manual front hub lockouts are on all 4 corners, and wrapped with 235/85R16 all weathers with a 30th week of 2018 manufacture date.

All original in Silverado trimming, showing chrome toggles for the power windows and lock, and all bathed in gray molded vinyl, cloth and carpet with just a hint of brushed stainless and chrome for the dress up, all which shows nicely and this is just the door panels. The gray cloth and vinyl bench has light gray tuck and roll fuzzy broadcloth inserts and smooth dark gray bolsters and appears as nearly new. The standard dash is within along with the Silverado trim stippled brushed aluminum molded panel for the extra gauges available on this particular dash. An aftermarket 3 spoke billet steering wheel sits atop a tilt column and fronts this dash which has a Kenwood AM/FM/CD radio just below the slides for the heater and AC. Dash central holds the ash tray and toggle for the dual fuel tanks within the lower red steel framing and up top is a dark gray padded topper that remains crack free. Charcoal gray carpeting floods the floors and the shifter for the 4-speed manual transmission and 4x4 shifter resides on the hump. Above is a felted gray headliner that remains nice and tight and lest we forget the twin gun rack mounted inside the back of the cab.

Under the hood in an unrestored original engine bay it shows some slight age wear, but is still buttoned up. It has the factory installed 454ci V8 with a single 4 barrel carburetor feeding it. On the back is the correct 4-speed manual transmission. This pushes power rearward to a 4.10 geared Dana 60 rear and with a twist of the hubs and a pull of a lever power also goes to the Dana front axle as well. Fab!

Like the engine bay, original with some surface rust on the horizontal struts which support the floorboards and on the leaf springs. Road dirt, and some chip off undercoated pointing abound. Headers feed spent fossils rearward and through a dual Turbo muffler equipped exhaust. We note the absence of the catalytic converter but our consignor notes that all associated smog equipment is included with your purchase. Leaf springs are all around for the heavy duty ride and power disc braking is on front, and power drums for the rear.

As expected this truck came right to life and was hitting on all 8 cylinders right out of the gate. We were off and it drives beautifully, switches seamlessly into 4x4 mode, and handles nicely for a heavy duty truck. Brakes are solid, and all was fun working 4x4 order.

A great example from 1986, all original steel for the body, a single repaint, fully loaded and the original engine and transmission. A former California truck with like new tires wrapping shiny wheels. A classic 4x4 pickup here ready for service.


G-General Motors
H-9001 Thru 10,000 GVWR
3-1 Ton
4-2 Door Cab
W-454ci V8 4bbl 240hp
2-Check Digit
J-Janesville, WI Assy Plant
121825-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1986 Chevrolet K-30
  • Listing ID: CC-1677388
  • Price: $46,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1986
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:K-30
  • Exterior Color:Apple Red
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:140000
  • Stock Number:4816
  • VIN:1GCHK34W2GJ121825
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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