1985 Chevrolet K20 4-WD West Coast Survivor Original Paint Square Body Barn Find

1985 Chevrolet C/K Pickup 2500 Scottsdale

Technical specifications of Chevrolet C/K Pickup 2500 1985

Price: -
Item location: Oakland, California, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: C/K Pickup 2500
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Trim: Scottsdale
Year: 1985
Mileage: 57,123
VIN: 1gcgk24m8ff417308
Color: Blue
Engine size: 350
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Cassette Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1985 Chevrolet K20 4WD Scottsdale
~Original Paint-Rust Free Camper Special Squarebody~G80 Locking Differential~Built 350 cid V8 motor~4 Speed manual gear box~4:10 Rear axle~Heavy Duty Chassis

Up for bid is a unique opportunity to buy a 33 year old low mile K-20 3/4 ton Four Wheel Drive Scottsdale Camper Special with original paint. This truck has only travelled an average of 4,766 miles per year. It also has a Clean Car Fax.
This is a true west coast survivor that cannot be duplicated. It has a strong low mile 350-4V with some quality performance upgrades as well as the rare stout 4-speed manual gear box with a heavy duty locking differential and 4.10 gears. The truck is a very solid rust free west coast survivor finished in the original #29 Midnight Blue paint that was applied 33 years ago.

This K-20 was a special factory order #W7734built in Fremont, California, for Clint Newell Chevrolet in Roseburg,Oregon for a small alfafa rancher outside of Roseburg.This truck is a true west coast survivor that was built in California 33 years ago and shipped to Roseburg, Oregon, the "Timber Capitol of the Nation" where it has been well preserved in a unique mediterranean climate near the confluence of the North and South forks of the Umpqua River. The bed of the truck looks to have never had any wood in the back

click on the arrow to hear this K-20 running like a fine Swiss

Quartz time piece

1985 Chevrolet K20 Scottsdale

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This truck was ordered with optional U35 Quartz Electric clock which keeps perfect time to the second. I believe that to be very rare and unusual for a 33 year old truck. The powerplant doesn't skip a beat either ordered with the optional#LS9 5.7L V8, the highest output available in 1985. I was told by a family member of the original owner that the #LS9 heads were replaced with earlier style small block heads with 202 valves as well asa high performance Edlebrock Aluminum manifold. A Holley 650 carburetor was fitted to the original low mile #LS9 with custom made Doug Thorley headers with dual exhaust and dual Flow Master mufflers. This is backed up to stout and very rare #MM4 Muncie Wide Ratio 4-Speed Manual Gearbox with "Granny low" mated to a G-80 Eaton Posi Locker with 4:10 gears the truck is equiped with the optional #KC4 Engine Oil Cooler

Thistruck is very satisfying to drive even with the low gears you can still cruise at 75 mph on the freeway and sound like a 69 hot rod Camaro.This K-20 3/4 ton example has the optional #Z81 Camper Special option as well as the #C6P Heavy Duty chassis and the #Z75 Front Quad Shocks

This is very solid original truck that was built in California for sale in Oregon which is a 49 state or Federal Emissions standards 1985 vehicle. It does not have any of the California Emission equipment for a vehicle built in California so my guess it will not pass California Emission standards. It is a Federal vehicle not a California vehicle and will not pass California smog regulations. This truck has a clean CAR FAX with no accidents

If you could go back in time and order a new 4WD ¾ ton Square body this would be the truck you would order however they don't make them any more. You nor I cannot duplicate this truck. If you are looking for an original truck that came from General Motors that still has the original paint as well as painted pin stripe from 33 years ago this the truck for you. This truck could easly be painted with light prep and made into a show room new example. They are only original once. You can buy rust repaired trucks with panels replaced and all painted up with cheap LMC or Brothers or any host other cheap Asian made reproduction plastic parts all day long. That stuff is junk when compared to what was made by General Motors which is metal compared with cheap plastic.An American truck should be made with American parts not Chinese made parts.

Be sure to schroll through all the pictures as well as videos showing the truck running and driving. Don't miss out on this solid original 3/4 ton 4 wheel drive K-20 pickup.





#GT5 4.10 Rear Axle

#KC4 Engine Oil Cooler

#LT9 5.7 LITER V8

#NL2 Auxiliary Fuel Tank

#N33 Comfort Tilt





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[isdntekvideo] The information below is what4-Wheeler magazine had to say about the 1973-1987
Probably the most popular pickups ever produced are the '73-'87 Chevrolets. Classic styling and solid drivetrains are found in most of these rigs, and parts interchangeability is among the best of any vehicle line. Of course, these pickups do suffer from more than a few common maladies, but some years are better than others. In this story, we'll clue you in to what you should look for when buying one of these examples of honest American truck-building.
The wide range of engines used is second only to the variations in compression and horsepower figures. In addition, not all engines were available in all of the weight ratings during all years. We've compiled a fairly comprehensive list of engines, but strange variations exist in the real world. As the EPA mandated better economy ratings and phased out leaded gasoline and California threw its regulations into the mix, compression ratios and power figures generally dropped, then started to rise as the technology improved to make these motors work almost as well as they used to. For instance, the lowly 305 of 1978 had a lame 8.4:1 compression ratio and is generally regarded as a poor performer.
The 305ci and 350ci small-blocks appear identical to the untrained eye, but the two or three stamped letters on the block in front of the passenger-side head above the water pump mounting can identify the displacement, but you may need a book that translates the code. If the motor is an '80-or-newer, the displacement is cast into the back of the block near the bellhousing mounting flange. The 350 is the 5.7L and the 305 is the 5.0L.

The "standard" pickup is somewhat of a misnomer; so many options and styles were produced that the standard two-door cab with a Stepside bed is simply one of many styles. Two basic body designs were available: the '73-'80 with square hoods and fenders, and the '81-'87 sloped-nose style. Spotting weight ratings was simple back then: ½-tons were K10s, ¾-tons were K20s, and the ¾-tons were K30s. The exception was in 1987 when they changed the K to a V, a prelude to the massive body and mechanical changes of the '88 model year. Beds came in long and short with either the Fleetside or Stepside design, though shortbeds were used only on K10s.

Trim levels started with the Custom and ended with the Silverado package with all the options and goodies, but the basic mechanicals stayed the same.

With only three manual transmissions and three automatics to chose from, it's pretty hard to make a poor choice. The three-speed stick was shifted on the column and is the least common (and least desirable) choice. A manual four-speed with overdrive was made for a few years, but it's also not very common. The manual four-speed SM465 is a floor- shifted, granny low box that has a virtually untarnished reputation and is a favorite of gear-grinders. The TH350 and TH400 are almost indestructible if not overheated and are arguably two of the best autos ever produced. The 700-R4 four-speed auto features an overdrive gear for highway cruising and mileage, but during the first few years of production, it was plagued by problems that have since been sorted out.

T-Case Tips

Only three different transfer cases were used from 1973 to 1987: the NP205, NP203, and NP208. Only the NP205 is available in all these years, and it's regarded as the toughest style around for regular pickups, as evidenced by the usage in the 1-ton models. The 205 is a simple, relatively light geardriven unit with part-time operation. It's identifiable by the three-bolt retainer (seen on the back of the case) that holds the shaft that goes through the center of the cast-iron case. From '80-'91 the ¾-ton and 1-ton versions used a long slip-yoke-style extension housing similar to that seen on NP208s.


Front and rear axle styles didn't vary greatly except for weight ratings between models, and most of them are easily interchangeable. The cover bolt count and design are the easiest ways to identify the model, as is the amount of wheel studs used per wheel. Front axles for K10s and most K20s were either the Dana 44 with 10 bolts on the cover and an angular shape, or the Corporate 10-bolt with an ovalish cover and 10 bolts. The 10-bolt and Dana 44 used ball joints in the steering knuckles with a three-bolt steering arm. The K10 series used six-lug wheels, and the K20s were fitted with eight lugs. The K30 models received Dana 60 front axles with a 10-bolt angular-shaped cover that's much larger than the 44. The wheels were eight-lug but with 9/16-inch studs instead of the K20's ½-inch style. Chevy Dana 60 steering arms were fitted to the knuckle with four bolts instead of three.

Rear axles used on the K10 were Corporate 10- or 12-bolt designs, with the identifying features being the number of bolts in the cover.

For those of you who know the trend in collector vehicles is leaning heavy ininvestmentopportunity'sfor Vintage Four Wheel Drive vehicles.

Hagerty classic car insurance the largest insurer of classic vehicles in the world list the Hagerty Top 25

Here's a full rundown of this month's Top 25:

1973-1987 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup99
1960-1966 Chevrolet C/K Series98
1990-1997 Lincoln Town Car98
1992-2002 Mazda RX-797
1993-1998 Toyota Supra97
1973-1991 Chevrolet C/K Blazer97
1968-1976 BMW 200295
1966-1977 Ford Bronco94
1947-1955 Chevrolet 310094
1994-1996 Chevrolet Impala SS94
1969-1975 International Harvester Pickups93
1993-1998 Lincoln Continental Mk VIII93
1955-1959 Chevrolet Trucks93
1945-1968 Dodge Power Wagon93
1955-1959 GMC Blue Chip Series Pickups92
1997-2004 Porsche Boxster92
1973-1987 GMC C/K Series Pickup90
1977-1988 Porsche 92490
1978-1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo90
1950-1956 International Harvester Pickups90
2000-2006 BMW M390
1999-2005 Porsche 91190
1968-1973 Datsun 51089
1993-2002 Pontiac Firebird89
1978-1979 Ford Bronco89
This information below is also from Hagerty and refer the trucks as C-10. This truck is a K-10 which is 4 wheel drive. 4 wheel drive is always more valuable.
You can now call your old Chevy C10 the hottest vehicle on the collector car market, at least according to the latest Hagerty Vehicle Rating. The 1973-87 Chevy C/K moved up from third to take the highest spot in the Top 25, knocking off the Dodge Power Wagon.

As was the case in the last update, vintage trucks and affordable performance cars are dominating the top spots. About half are trucks, and only two vehicles on the list are valued at $30,000 or more. Most are under $20,000. Prices reflect average values for #3 (or good) condition vehicles.

The Hagerty Vehicle Rating tracks a vehicle's performance relative to the rest of the market, based on a 0-100 scale. A 50-point rating indicates that a vehicle is keeping pace with the market overall. Ratings above 50 indicate above-average appreciation, while ratings below 50 indicate vehicles that are lagging.

Some of the vehicles in the last update—like Willys-Jeep Pickups, 1950-57 VW Transporters, Jeep CJ-2As, and Land Rover Defenders—have slipped slightly and out of the Top 25, but they have simply been replaced by other trucks, namely Chevys/GMCs and Internationals. For this update, two GMCs and two Internationals made the list. Last time around, there weren't any from either make.

Specifically, GMC and Chevrolet trucks have seen an uptick in buyer interest through insurance quote activity, while GMCs have shown particular strength at auction, and the Chevys have been performing well on the private market. The International pickups are new to the Top 25 list thanks to huge surges in quote activity, particularly for the 1969-75 pickups that have also seen a sizable jump in their Hagerty Price Guide values. The more well-known International Scouts, meanwhile, are also outpacing the market with high ratings, but they surprisingly haven't seen the same kind of growth as the pickups and didn't make the cut.

1973-1987 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Classic pickup truck values continue to grow, and the C/K Series is growing with it. The squared off pickup had a thorough redesign for 1973. Trim lines were shuffled around in 1975, but after that the four-tier hierarchy remained the same throughout the truck's lifecycle. Surprisingly, values for this generation of C/K pickups are outpacing that of the generation before it for the first time. Hagerty says the values have risen 11 percent over the past 12 months

Expert Commentary

For the third consecutive period, Hagerty's Affordable Classics Index was the biggest gainer of our seven primary indices. This underscores two facts. First, changes throughout the market have been small enough that a three percent change is sufficient to take star segment honors. Second, and more importantly, cheap fun is more appealing to buyers in times of unease as the mental reward and minimal risk create an attractive package.

Significant movers in this group are familiar ones. The Porsche 914 has officially shaken its ill-earned and decades-old stigma and is 45 percent more valuable than it was a year ago. The Volkswagen Beetle also had another strong cycle, increasing by seven percent again.

The Hagerty Price Guide Index of Affordable Classics is a stock market style index that averages the values of 12 cars priced under $40,000 from the 1950s-70s. Most of the cars in this index are priced below $25,000. The list below shows the cars that make up the index, while the graph to the left shows this index's average value over the years. Values are for #2 condition, or "excellent" cars.



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