Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
This 1959 Chevrolet Apache pickup is exactly what's popular today. It combines the appeal of a barn find appearance with a V8 upgrade, overdrive transmission, and a smooth cruiser ride. And best of all, this is offered right now for quite a nice price.
You might have big plans for this truck, but we already like the way it looks right now. After all, it has the earned look of a shop truck that spent decades hauling cars and parts out to the dragstrip. And if you want to write the name of your own garage on the side (real or just for fun,) and easy whitewash on the doors will look right at home here. The body has the full patina style, but it also has some secretly rewarding style with the complete trim, including arrowhead Apache callouts on the fenders. And everything from the real lumber of the truck bed to the red wheels on the lowered suspension help give this the right kind of attitude.
The interior keeps the shop truck idea going with the kind of updates you might see when they guys had a few extra minutes and access to a few interesting parts. The seat is now a comfy velour with a button-top presentation. And the door inserts and headliner were done to match. It's nothing too fancy, but certainly adding to the comfort and fun. You also may be surprised to see a much more modern stereo with an AM/FM/CD touchscreen infotainment unit w/Bluetooth. It's even built to be a better cruiser with a wood-rimmed chrome steering wheel mounted on a tilt column, and the gauge package is a hint at what is really underneath the skin.
The engine bay has been updated with a 4.3-liter V8 borrowed from a 1994 Chevrolet Caprice. So you get to keep the power in the Chevy family, but now it's a famous small block that even has fuel injection. In this much swapping, it's unclear if the mileage on the odometer represents any part of the truck, but we do know it's a clean install that fires up and runs with the hardy nature you want in a FI small block. The Caprice gave more than just its motor, and that's the heart of the appeal here. Features like a four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive, power steering, power brakes, front discs, and a comfortable car-like ride make this patina pickup quite a nice cruiser.
Here's a complete and desirable Apache that doesn't need anything more added to grab serious attention. This one is already one cool ride, and so the affordable price just makes this deal so much sweeter. Don't miss out, call today!
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