- Engine Size
- 235 V6
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Manual
1958 Chevrolet Apache Pickup
The vehicle for the working man, a utility hauler, the “pick up” truck came to be with Henry Ford's Model T which came with an open bed that could carry large cargo from one place to another. Pick up from one location and take to another. A simple idea that has grown to be the most popular selling vehicle type across the US.
This 1958 Chevrolet Apache Pickup Truck is a refreshing example of an original design, not chopped, not “smashed”, not hot rodded, not embellished with flames, or chrome mags, or a hood scoop sticking out. Original design, tastefully redone in beautiful metallic deep Gulf of Mexico Green/Blue with correct white trim and an original peppering of chrome badging. A true working example, not spotless or pristine, but restored to a clean original version with a gained over time patina.
Looking like it was dipped in a vat of deep, deep, green/blue metallic, the exterior metal has been restored to straight and true. Slight imperfections, chips, and some aging add to the pure utilitarian function of this pickup truck. White grille and bumper trim, which shows some areas of thinning, are correct schemes for this year of the Apache model. Chrome badging, mirrors, signal trim, door handles, and gas cap are in good used condition. A white contrasting cab roof tops off the iconic Chevrolet wrap around windshield. The bed has been redone in pine 1 x 4 boards stained brownish/red and is divided by body color metal dividers.
A black vinyl bench seat sits in the sea of green blue metallic metal interior, door panels and black rubber flooring. Use would best describe this truck, and the job site residue has worked its way into the ribs of the rubber flooring, and pedals, which are in good condition. A fan shaped speedometer, gauge cluster sits behind an original steering wheel, that has been finished by years of hard working hands grasping on to it. A stamped area has cutouts for a radio, but it was never installed.
An original 235CI in line 6-cylinder engine is mounted firmly in a cavernous engine compartment, which is devoid of all the modern trappings of any electronics, emission control hoses, and anything else that prevents the average owner from doing their own “wrenching.” A 1-barrel carburetor is mounted and has an oil bath air cleaning system. A 3 on the tree manual transmission gets the truck rollin' down the road. Solid axle semi elliptic springs in front, and semi elliptic springs make up the trucks suspension. Drum brakes are present on all wheels, and the passenger's rear wheel appears to have a seal leaking. A full set of 205/75 R15 tires capped by Chevy chrome moon hubcaps finish the look.
A true worker bee restored to a wonderful example of a personal interpretation of a 1958 Apache Pickup. If you are looking for an immaculate example to take to a show, this is not your pickup. If you are looking for a really “cool” restoration which shows flaws of work, but retains a really nice appearance, runs great, and looks original, take a closer gander at this truck.