To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 3A59N114012
Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 50,000 US
When Chevrolet unveiled their new “Task Force” pickups in 1955, it set the stage for a new era in light-duty vehicles as the style and design of these attractive trucks brought passenger car standards to commercial vehicles for the first time. In this family of beautiful trucks’ final season, the Apache 31 series represented the standard that all of the competition tried to meet, usually without success. We are pleased to offer the Chevrolet Apache pictured here, which has been restored and has been driven less than 600 miles since; many consider this model to be the ultimate pickup for 1959.
Frame-off restored and finished in an appealing green tone with a white top and accents; the Chevrolet runs with a 235-cid inline six-cylinder engine that is paired with a Hydramatic automatic transmission. The detailed engine is fitted with an aftermarket Clifford manifold with a four-barrel Holley carburetor and dual exhaust. Among the other features are power steering, power brakes, electric fuel pump, upgraded cooling system, dual mirrors, side-mounted spare, chromed bumpers and an enhanced interior. The bed has finished wood flooring that is secured by body color metal securing stock. There is also a finished wood storage box at the front of the bed below the stylish curved rear cabin window. The natural wood is also used for the side rail extensions. The owner conveys that “you’d swear it’s a brand new truck.”
Used sparingly since its completion, this Apache pickup is ready for around town excursions or heading to a mountain retreat or weekend in the country to enjoy some hunting, camping or fishing in the ultimate trucking style from 1959. 1959 Chevrolet Apache 3100 1/2-Ton Stepside Pickup