1987 Chevy R30 Crew Cab Scottsdale (3+3) – 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. For the 1987 model year, the last model year for the conventional cab pickups, the Rounded-Line C/K-Series were renamed the R/V-Series. R-Series now designated two-wheel drive, while V-Series represented four-wheel drive. The name change is also found in the vehicle identification number. This was done in preparation for the next generation GMT400 trucks, which were produced concurrently with the older line. Along with the name change, came other major improvements and tweaks for the final model year of the conventional cab pickups. Single-point electronic throttle-body fuel injection (TBI) was introduced on GM’s full-size pickups, with new electric fuel pumps and high-pressure fuel lines. In addition, a “smart” powertrain control module (PCM) was also introduced, which controlled the fuel injection system, fuel-to-air burn ratio, engine ignition timing, and (if equipped with an automatic transmission) the Turbo Hydra-Matic’s turbine torque converter clutch.
We purchased this very original crew cab from its second CA owner in late 2018. Besides having an original and solid body, what really drew us to own this Chevy was its low (under 62k) documented miles. On top of that, the original 454 engine runs very strong and we wouldn’t hesitate to drive it anywhere. After the truck was transported to TX it received new window tint, new chrome side molding, and the seats were recovered in the original Royal Blue cloth. The remainder of the interior is very clean and it does have the commonly seen dash crack. In the bed the floor looks to be barely used and an adjustable 5th wheel hitch and auxiliary fuel tank. This R30 still retains all of its California SMOG equipment so should it return home, you will have zero issues passing inspections. A complete list of options and features include; 454 (7.4L) TBI, 230hp, 1 Ton, Auto, A/C, Power Steering & Brakes, Crew Cab, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Mirrors, Clearance Lights, Sliding Rear Window, Tinted Windows, Tilt Steering, Original Owners Manual, Original 16″ Rims & Hubcaps, and thick LT235/85R16 Tires! The experts at Hagerty currently value this truck at $15,600. We feel this is a lot of truck for only $11,900 but are always open to realistic offers.