Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
1959 Chevrolet Apache Half-ton Restomod Stepside Pickup Truck 4x4 Nut and bolt restoration with only 7,xxx miles since built572 CID crate V-8 engine making 620 horsepower with Edelbrock four-barrel carburetors and Weiand intake manifold Automatic transmission Vintage air-conditioning, power steering and power seats Oaken cargo bed floor Auto Meter gauges 115-inch wheelbase Built and loved by the same owner since 1997! Chevrolet renamed its light-duty truck line in 1958, calling its half-tons Apaches. In 1960, the entire light truck line was redesigned. Made in General Motors' Tarrytown, New York factory. (VIN code T) The same owner has had this same truck since 1997. 25 years, he ahs since passed. The build is new and fresh! Dressed in black, the truck's paint and trim are in overall excellent condition. The truck's stepside bodywork is straight and solid, there is an oaken cargo bed floor out back that is nearly immaculate, the engine bay is very tidy and the chrome bumpers fit tightly to the body. This truck rolls on Yokohama Avid Ascend radials in front, size 215/55R18 and 20-inch Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/R tires in back. Under the hood is a 572 CID crate V-8 engine making 620 horsepower with Edelbrock four-barrel carburetors, a Weiand intake manifold and a Moroso aluminum radiator. It's backed by an automatic transmission. Driver convenience features include vintage air-conditioning, power steering and power seats. The dashboard has a full array of AutoMeter gauges. A three-spoke, aftermarket steering wheel faces the driver and a floor-mounted shift lever is topped with a skull for a bit of whimsy. A Retro Sound AM/FM stereo with a cassette deck completes the interior. The Task Force pickups were introduced by Chevrolet in 1955 as the successor to its Advanced Design pickups. The Task Force trucks got power steering and brakes, a 12-volt electrical system, tubeless tires as well as an overdrive for the half-ton variety. The Task Force trucks debuted another first - a wraparound windshield earlier seen on the 1954 Buick LeSabre Concept car showcased at GM's Motorama. The truck also bore hooded headlights put into visored fenders, concealed running board, and that trademark egg-crate grille. The one-piece emblem was mounted below the horizontal line of the fender. As with the rest of American vehicles in 1958, the trucks bore four headlights instead of the earlier two, and the grille was shorted but wider, running the entire width of the front fascia. Mid-year, Chevy also introduced the Fleetside pickup box, the first wide-bodied cab from Chevy. Parking lights were on the grille itself, and this was the first year the truck came with factory-equipped air conditioning, but the biggest change came in the nomenclature itself. From 1959 onwards, the light-duty Chevy Task Force trucks were called Apache. Similarly, the mid-duty became the Vikings and the heavy-duty was dubbed the Spartans. Clearly, Chevrolet was on some sort of war footing, pillaging the title of best-selling trucks from the competition. In 1960, the Task Force was replaced by the C/K trucks, the first generations of which lasted 'til 1966. The 1960 Chevy light trucks had straight body lines with an egg crate grille and small overhangs over the windshield and rear window. Chrome was used very sparingly. The trucks overall height was reduced by seven inches which allowed it to have a lower center of gravity. Trucks were redesigned to be larger and lower, giving them a squarer appearance and better cornering. VIN: 0K144T114698 This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 740 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.
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