West Coast Classics are proud to present a great daily driving and rust free example of this 1959 Chevrolet Apache Series (cousin/equivalent to 100 Series GMC Truck) 1/2 ton Stepside Short Bed Pick Up Truck with a newly installed and rebuilt 350 V8 engine with 350HP, which is very powerful for this truck, with a Holley 750E carb matched to a 700R4 automatic transmission, with only some 162 miles on the build. The truck is a great daily driving example with upgrades including MSD electronic ignition, Speed Pro Cam & Pistons, all new retro classic gauges, AM radio & power steering.
This truck was a true survivor which is now a great daily driver with the desirable upgrades and a striking promotional truck! The truck has four fairly new Michelin tires on new Cragar chrome wheels. The original factory 'Polar Green' (Color Code 704) color paint is in very good condition with only minor imperfections noticeable only upon very close inspection and the interior is also very presentable and boasts a heater, back up light and its original factory type in dash AM Chevrolet radio and speaker. This great daily driving 1959 Chevrolet Apache Stepside Pick Up is simply a great turn key ready daily driver for any classic truck enthusiast. There is no rust and the wooden bed is in quite exceptional condition with no rotting whatsoever.
The 1/2 ton Chevrolet pick up was renamed the 3100 in the 1940's and they were outselling the Ford's with a 33.8% market share in 1949 compared to Ford's 21.6%. But Chevy couldn't afford to be complacent and by 1950 there were several welcome improvements such as double acting all around shock absorbers and a circuit-braking lighting system. The Thriftmaster six offered slightly more power due to a Rochester power jet down draft carburetor, larger valves and a straight through muffler. In the year 1955 the Thriftmaster engine was increased to 235 c.i. (3851cc) with an increase in both bore and stroke and in 1958 they were renamed the 'Apache Series' until 1961 when they became known as the Full size C Series for Chevrolet and the 1000 Series for GMC.
This particular truck's new 350 V8 built engine runs strong and sounds absolutely magnificent and the truck drives very well - must be driven to be appreciated - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver!
This is a great opportunity to own a great daily driving example of this very desirable 1959 Chevrolet Apache Deluxe Stepside Pick Up with modern upgrades in very fine daily driving condition ready for any classic American truck, collector or enthusiast to simply enjoy or collect today!