|Champions||Scarborough (1st Football Conference title)|
|Promoted to the Football League||Scarborough|
|Conference League Cup winners||Kettering Town|
|FA Trophy winners||Kidderminster Harriers|
| Frickley Athletic,|
|Goals scored||1,403 (3.04 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Kim Casey (Kidderminster Harriers), 38|
|Biggest home win||Sutton United – Kettering Town 8–0|
|Biggest away win|| Gateshead – Barnet 1–5;|
Nuneaton Borough – Boston United 1–5;
Kidderminster Harriers – Telford United 0–4;
Nuneaton Borough – Weymouth 0–4;
Wealdstone – Boston United 0–4
|Highest scoring||Runcorn – Northwich Victoria 7–3|
|Longest winning run||?|
|Longest unbeaten run||?|
|Longest losing run||?|
The Football Conference season of 1986–87 (known as the GM Vauxhall Conference for sponsorship reasons) was the eighth season of the Football Conference, the first season under this name, this league having earlier been known as the Alliance Premier League.
This was the first season of automatic promotion for champions of the Conference, following the abolition of the re-election system, and automatic relegation to the Conference for the bottom placed team in the Football League Fourth Division. Scarborough finished the season as Conference champions, and so won automatic promotion to the Football League at the expense of Lincoln City.
|Pos||Team||Pld||HW||HD||HL||HGF||HGA||AW||AD||AL||AGF||AGA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Scarborough||42||12||7||2||31||19||15||3||3||33||14||+31||91||Football Conference Champions, promoted to the Football League Fourth Division 1987–88|
|12||Kidderminster Harriers||42||10||4||7||46||34||7||0||14||31||47||−4||55||FA Trophy winners|
|16||Kettering Town||42||8||5||8||35||28||4||6||11||19||38||−12||47||Conference League Cup winners|
|18||Nuneaton Borough||42||6||8||7||23||28||4||6||11||25||45||−25||44||Relegated to Southern League|
|21||Frickley Athletic||42||5||7||9||28||37||2||4||15||19||45||−35||32||Relegated to Northern Premier League|
|Rank||Player||Club||League||FA Cup||FA Trophy||League Cup||Total|
|1||Kim Casey||Kidderminster Harriers||38||4||2||0||44|
|3||Steve Butler||Maidstone United||24||5||3||2||34|
|4||Gary Abbott||Welling United||23||2||3||0||28|
|=||Chris Cook||Boston United||23||0||2||2||27|
|=||Ken McKenna||Telford United||23||1||0||0||24|
|=||Chris Townsend||Cheltenham Town||22||1||0||0||23|
|=||Paul Bodin||Bath City||16||2||2||1||21|
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