Finally Sold?: 1985 Chevrolet C20 3/4 Ton Pickup – SOLD?

Aug 2020 | Truckin Tuesday

August 3rd Update:  While updating our database we confirmed the latest listing for this ’85 Chevy C20 offered for only $3,500 expired.  With no replacement listing to be found, we’re assuming the private seller finally found a buyer so we will be keeping close tabs on whether that turns out to be the case.

June 30th Update:  We just came across another listing for this 1985 Chevrolet C20 3/4 Ton pickup we originally featured last August.  At the time, we felt the lack of pictures likely didn’t help sell this truck, however at only $3,500 we’re fascinated why this truck remains with its seller.  He’s added a number of fresh pictures, including some of the undercarriage, so we’ve updated everything.  Maybe this time it will finally find a new home.

February 1oth Update:  Another month has passed and we noticed yet another fresh listing for this bare bones Chevy C20 we first featured early last August.  The price has remained at $3,500 and we’re still not sure why someone hasn’t picked this truck up. Either this example is much worse in person than the pictures show or there’s enough inventory out there that people are finding other alternatives for the same amount of money.  We tend to believe the former.  Good luck with the purchase!

January 21st Update:  We’re a bit perplexed why this work truck we first featured last August 8th is now listed again by the same owner for a slightly lower price of $3,500 firm.  Part of the problem back then was likely the single picture combined with a very sarcastic write up (we wish we kept as we thought it was quite funny but perhaps other didn’t). In any event, this still appears to be an honest work truck with a newer replacement motor.  Good luck with the purchase!

We normally don’t select vehicles where the ad only provides a single picture, however the description on this 1985 Chevrolet C20 3/4 we found here on Craigslist in Cranbury, New Jersey convinced us to get the word out on this Square Body where the private seller has his truck firmly priced at what seems to be a bargain $3,500.  Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide, the private seller has his C20 Square Body priced $100 below the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $3,600.

The basic facts about this truck describe it as a 166K mile example with a replacement 350 cubic inch small block V8 connected to an automatic transmission.  The seller states his 3/4 Ton Chevy also features a new am/fm/cd /usb/Bluetooth radio with a fender mounted antenna.  He also reports that his truck has the eight foot bed with a “great tailgate and step bumper” already equipped with a slide-in trailer hitch and wiring that features a new electric brake controller.  As far as the body and frame, the private seller states, “the body has a few dents and rust spots however the frame is solid.”  With no air conditioning or power seat, this truck is an honest, minimally optioned 3/4 ton example that can still be used to do what it does best: work. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s latest description:

If listed its for sale > Please read all before asking any questions it will save both of us time .
First its priced at $3,500 firm .
It is a 1985 Chevrolet ( C-20 ) , 3/4 ton 2wd pickup with a 8′ bed automatic transmission and a 350 v/8 motor has heat p/s p/b truck has 170,000 miles . It has a bench seat with seat belts for 3 people . It runs and is driven as/is stopping , steering , shifting all good .As seen in all the photos it interior is in ok condition having a new radio and electric brake pod for towing . The dash pad is nice and the seat has tape over where it has worn through the original product , the door panels are faded and the crank windows work fine . I took photos of under the truck and you can see it has a great no rust or rot frame and suspension . The body of truck is solid but has many rusty , dented , scratched , and faded paint areas ( some call all this patina , I call it a very used as/is TRUCK ) .
The truck has good all four tires on factory correct rims with all 4 dog dish hubcaps . This truck has a few NEW parts replaced over past year > master cylinder , complete tune , oil change , ignition lock , wiper blades , ash tray springs , gas cap and gas door , tailgate handle , main belt , head lights and other needed bulbs ( all lights work ) . Also a used 4 bb carb and manifold were added it had a 2 bb and needed help . Ok I think that coveres it , I drive this truck around town about 5 of the 7 day week ,It has never let me down , SO you ask why are you selling > If I can sell I have already bought a 2012 Silverado 2wd 2500hd auto crank windows , AND am moving on It will be missed but its time . THANKS FOR INTEREST If you have any questions that have not already been answered I will respond , but if you have not taken time to read and ask a question that has been posted I am not responding and will delete . 
I might trade ??????????

Here’s the seller’s prior description:

1985 Chevy c-20 2wd 350 v8 with 4bb and a 400 transmission has 410 gears ( non-posi).It has the 8′ bed with good working tailgate . it has great heat , new wipers and radio . Horn works well good tires with all four factory hubcaps . Crank windows ,power steering and power brakes . Interior clean but has some wear . It was my daily driver until I upgraded in 11/2019 . It is now stored in one of my buildings .
. It can use some tin work ( I have a few replacement panels ) Only if you want ,the few rust areas do not effect the operation of truck . The frame and dog legs are all great . It still has the spare tire mounted under rear of bed with original brackets . It has a new electric brake controller.”

PRICED AT A FAIR $3,500 FIRM ,,, I still have the good N.J. title in my name ready to go

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