Front bench seats are largely a thing of the past, which means that being able to comfortably accommodate six people inside a traditional car or truck interior is not an easy task. That’s where this vintage square body C/K-Series truck presents a compelling case. Finished in metallic blue and optioned with a four-inch suspension lift, power steering, and newer wheels and tires, this six-passenger, one-ton, crew-cab truck is being sold by a dealer in Oregon with a clear title.
For being over 40 years old, this truck doesn’t look it. The metallic blue exterior was resprayed within the last few months and the overall body appears to be straight. One of the unique features of trucks from this era – from other pickup brands, too – was a dual-fuel-tank setup. Each tank holds 16 gallons, so with a total capacity of 32 gallons, this truck has respectable driving range even with a V8 powerplant. Completing the exterior look is a four-inch suspension lift, a set of polished aluminum wheels, and newer all-terrain tires.
This truck comes from the third generation of General Motors’ C/K Series, which first launched 50 years ago in 1973. Versatility was the name of the game, and pickups could be optioned in two-door and four-door variants with shortbed, longbed, two-wheel-drive, and four-wheel drive configurations. This crew-cab is among the longest of trucks built during the time, combining both a four-door body style and an eight-foot-long cargo bed.
The interior of the cab is spacious and well-appointed, boasting newly-reupholstered blue vinyl and plaid cloth bench seats for three passengers up front and three in the rear. Options include power steering, an AM/FM/cassette radio, and a heater. The five-digit mechanical odometer shows about 21,000 miles, but true mileage is unknown. Worth noting: this truck came from one model year before 17-digit VIN standardization across all automakers, so CARFAX reports do not deliver data from cars and trucks that were built for the 1980 model year or prior.
Power for this big rig comes from Chevrolet’s robust 350cid small-block V8 mated to a four-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case.
The auction for this 1980 Chevrolet K30 ends September 6, 2023, at 12:50 p.m. (PDT)