1959 Chevy Apache – Chevrolet’s Task Force trucks debuted in March 1955 looking very much like the company’s newly redesigned passenger cars. Designed by Ned Jordan, these pickups featured a stylish wraparound windshield, hooded headlights, and an egg-crate grille, while the traditional pontoon-style fenders found on Advance-Design models were eliminated. Like the “Hot One” on the automotive side of the fence, a Task Force half-ton pickup could also be fitted with Chevy’s historic 265-cid overhead-valve V-8. The 235-cid six remained standard. Most notable among appearance updates were quad headlights, introduced in 1958. This generation of Chevy 3100 trucks were the first no-excuses pickups from GM, thanks to all models having either the fully pressured oil system 235-cid six or the ubiquitous small-block V-8 engine—with both coupled to an open driveshaft. Torque tubes were out, meaning owners who were seeking a taller or deeper rear axle (or any powertrain imaginable) could easily undertake an engine swap. Task Force trucks were made in much smaller numbers compared to the previous generation of “Advance Design” trucks, so fewer are available today.
This Apache is in a league of its own! It has the functionality to haul loads during the week and the great looks needed to win trophies at car shows on the weekend. We had originally purchased this classic Chevy truck in 2016 from the AZ couple who had commissioned its frame-off build one year earlier. After bringing it back to TX, it sold quickly and was only used sparingly by its most recent owners in AR. They have had their fun with the Apache over the last 6 years so the truck returned to Texas Trucks & Classics so we could find her a new home. After freshening up the wood bed, we took this beauty on a short test drive and snapped some current photos. While the build is over 7 years old, this classics has always been well maintained and still has under 2k miles. A complete list of features and options include; 350 V8, 4 Speed Manual, RWD, 1 Ton, Dual Rear Wheels (DRW), Flatbed with Wood Deck, Custom Headache Rack, Bucket Seats, Edelbrock Intake, Edelbrock Carb, Chrome Alternator, Center Console Storage, Rubber Floormats, AM/FM/CD, IEQUUS Gauges, Push-button Start, Clearance Lights, Chrome Mirrors, Color-matched Front Bumper, Tinted Window, Tow Package, 19’5″ Steel Wheels, and Thick Michelin Radial 8R 19.5 Tires! You already know you a truck like this can no longer be sourced and built for only $30k. This is your opportunity to own a great classic Chevy truck at a very fair price. Don’t let this one slip away!