1959 Chevrolet Apache

A beautifully prepared short-bed truck; huge spec; 350 V8 with Turbo trans; retrimmed and ready to go or show....

This most impressive short-bed Chevy 3100 Apache was acquired by the vendor when he was living in Florida. Spotted at a local Auto shop in Pompano Beach, there was simply no holding him back, and the ready-restored truck was his.

Dating from 1959, it remains rock-solid underneath and comes powered by a 350 cu in (5.7-litre) V8 mated to a 350 Turbo Trans auto box.

The car has been professionally painted in dark blue and the interior refreshed with a complete restoration of the original seat (nice), a new tilt steering column, billet shifter and new windscreen rubbers etc. Great care has been taken with the wiring, which is all new and correctly fused and the radio has both ipod and USB connections.

The engine has been breathed on with a brand-new Holley 600cfm carb on an Edlebrock performance manifold, an HEI electronic distributor and a new GM PAS pump and No Limit steering rack professionally installed.

The fuel tank was renewed and it has twin exhausts which make a great noise, the truck both looking and sounding very sharp indeed.

The vendor subsequently bought it back home with him in July 2018, since when he has further improved the truck, most notably updating the front axle with new wheel bearings, a brake servo and new king pins.

Inside the cab further development work has taken place including more soundproofing and he has added a professionally installed LPG conversion making it respectably cheap to run.

Despite having huge road presence, being a short-bed, this 3100 isn’t actually that long, so it will fit in most garages and still feels good to drive on UK roads.

If a bruising V8 American truck is on your agenda, this one is worth special attention.

For more information, contact matthew.parkin@brightwells.com

Reg No: 983XVB
Chassis Number: 3A59S121338
Engine Size: 5735
Docs: V5C, Import Documents, Invoices.

Estimate: £17,500+

Lot 34

Lot ended

Wednesday 23/06/2021

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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