1988 Chevrolet Scottsdale V30


This snow white 1988 Chevy V30 Scottsdale dually is a real dandy, and it’s for sale by AutoBarn Classic Cars in Concord, NC for $36,995. It’s a 44,485 mile example that reportedly underwent a partial restoration in 2020, which explains why it looks like a new truck, despite being nearly old enough to run for President of the United States. What’s more, Autobarn reports that this V30 spent most of its life as a utility vehicle for a fire company and we all know how fire companies treat their machines. Nobody takes better care of their vehicles.

Check this thing out.


We wrote recently about a V Series Chevy truck, but that was a V10, which was a 1/2-ton 4wd pickup truck, while this is a much more heavy duty 1-ton rig. While that V10 was badass in its own right, and certainly a looker, this one’s just a straight up beast. 

Aside from the C/K and R/V switch, which we explained when we wrote about that V10, it’s important to understand what “30” denotes. At the time, Chevy trucks were denoted in a 10/20/30 series, where 10 was a 1⁄2-ton pickup, 20 was a 3/4-ton truck, and 30 represented the daddy, a 1-ton. GMC trucks used a similar 1500/2500/3500 series nomenclature.

The 30 line in particular followed a market trend toward moving the 1-ton 4x4 into the mainstream. This was reportedly driven by travelers getting more serious with their recreational vehicles. Many found that a 3/4-ton truck simply wasn’t enough muscle to carry the day. 

The 3rd generation of the C/K/R/V series trim lines were a bit different than the 2nd generation, ranging from the entry-level Custom to the Custom Deluxe, Cheyenne and top-end Cheyenne Super. In 1975, the Scottsdale (of which this truck is an example) moniker replaced the Cheyenne Super as the top-of-the-line package, while the Custom series was deleted. In 1976, Chevy added the Silverado at the top of the series to go back up to four trim levels. 


Chevrolet V30 Specifications.

This low-mileage partial restoration was done with an eye for the original, looking and performing much the same as it did when it rolled off the assembly line. Here are the details:


  • 454 cubic inch V8 motor
  • 4-speed manual
  • Fully functional 2wH/4wH/N/4wL transfer case
  • Manual front hubs
  • Power brakes
  • Power steering
  • Final drive ratio 4.10:1
  • Dually axles
  • Power disc/drum brakes
  • Dual fuel tanks
  • Dual 12v batteries


  • Blue interior including vinyl door cards
  • Vinyl bench seats
  • AM/FM radio
  • Tinted glass
  • Full gauge package
  • Floor mats


  • Full spray of factory white paint
  • Chrome front bumper
  • Chrome front grill
  • Diamond plate rear bumper
  • Cab roof lights
  • New bed and spray in bedliner
  • Factory 16” steel wheels
  • Full size spare mounted in bed
  • 2” HD hitch receiver
  • Adventuro G/T 235/65R16 all-terrain radials (7 of them!)

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This Chevy sold, but you can explore more classic, rare, and custom pickup trucks and 4x4s for sale on Fourbie Exchange.