1983 Chevy C30 Dually – An all-new clean sheet redesign of General Motors’ Chevrolet and GMC brand C/K-Series pickups debuted in mid-1972 for the 1973 model year. Development of the new third-generation trucks began in 1968 with vehicle components undergoing simulated testing on computers before the first prototype pickups were even built for real world testing. The redesign was revolutionary in appearance at the time, particularly the cab, departing from typical American pickup truck designs of the era. Aside from being near twins, the Chevrolet and GMC pickups looked like nothing else on the road. The third-generation trucks are colloquially known as the “Square-body” or “Box-body” generation. GM’s official “Rounded-Line” moniker highlighted the pickup’s rounded styling cues that were incorporated into the design. This included rounded windshield corners, rounded corners of the cab roof, rounded-corner doors which cut high into the cab roof eliminating roof height, slanted front fenders, and rounded pickup box corners which allowed for rounded wraparound taillamps, a first for GM pickups. The design also featured strong distinctive curved shoulderlines which rounded out below the beltline. The curved shoulderline continued across the back tailgate on Chevrolet Fleetside and GMC Wideside models. However, the low slope of the hood and rectangular front end of the truck originated the “square/box-body” nickname, which was propagated through truck magazines and word of mouth.
By the time 10 years had passed since their introduction, Chevrolet was putting out a very capable and stylish dually line-up. This beautiful Almond 1983 C30 is a great example of Chevy’s well known reputation in the 1-ton truck arena. Whether you want a dependable truck for handling just about any job or you can envision how amazing it would look with a lower stance and larger wheels, this is one you don’t want to let slip away! We located this in classic C30 in CA where it had been in long term ownership. It is in amazing mechanical condition and cosmetically needed very little. The A/C belt was off in photos but a new one was installed the next day. There was a dent on the front edge of the hood so we painted and installed a new premium hood. Same goes for the front bumper. There is a very small ding on the upper grill molding but we will include a new trim piece with the truck when sold. With exception of the new hood (original hood still available), all the paint is original on the truck and is definitely in above average condition. Only very minor scratched and dings can be found anywhere on the truck. The door panels could stand to be restored but remainder of the interior is very clean. At some point the previous owner upgraded the steering wheel to one from a Z/28 but the rest of the interior is all original. The GemTop Utility Camper Shell and Duraliner Bedliner are a real bonus and will allow you to put this truck straight to work on day one of ownership. Below the bedliner the bed looks almost unused. Now you can go out and buy a new Chevy dually with a camper shell to get the same jobs done, but why spend $40k plus for an equally dependable truck? A complete list of options includes; 454 (230hp), Auto, RWD, Dual Rear Wheels, A/C, Utility Camper Shell, Cruise Control, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Mirrors, Clearance Lights, Rubber Floormats, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Autogage Tachometer, Original AM/FM Radio, Owners Manual, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Tow Package, 16″ Eagle Alloy Wheels, and thick 16″ Radial Tires! We’re aware that NADA and Hagerty guides currently show this truck at $23,600 to $25,800 but our prices are based on what we have invested. If we get a good deal, you get a good deal. This is a very solid and straight California truck that can be driven anywhere. Contact us today to find out how easy it is to become an owner!