1959 Chevrolet 3100 Apache Deluxe Step-Side NAPCO Pickup Truck - FULLY RESTORED

1959 Chevrolet Other Pickups

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Other Pickups
Trim: Apache NAPCO
Year: 1959
Mileage: 4,761
VIN: 3A59F112265
Color: Red
Drive type: 4WD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
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1959 Chevrolet 3100 Apache Deluxe Step-Side NAPCO Pickup TruckChassis no. 3A59F112265Stunning recent restoration to original specificationsRare factory installed ORIGINAL NAPCO 4-Wheel-Drive componentsModel 23 Transfer Case235. 5ci Thriftmaster inline six-cylinderFour-speed manual transmissionFully optioned. top of the line modelJust as clean underneath as the top side!Please contact Tim @ 704. 892. 2628 with any questions or interest. While well-equipped 4-wheel-drive trucks from major manufacturers are not only commonplace but have been among the best selling vehicles in the US for decades. This hasn't always been the case- there was a time when if GM wanted to sell a go-anywhere utility. they had to turn to an outside supplier to make it a reality. In 1942. NAPCO. the Northwestern Auto Parts Company of Minneapolis. MN. began selling their "Powr-Pak" 4x4 Conversion to owners of GMC and Chevrolet pickups as well as other brands. With their rugged drive technology proven in WWII. by 1956 GM began to offer the NAPCO drive as a regular production option (RPO). However. 1959 was to be the final year of this arrangement. as a redesign of the suspension for 1960 meant that GM would market its own system and the NAPCO equipment was no longer compatible. For 1959. Chevrolet made minor design changes for its popular light-duty Apache pickup truck. which included new interiors and a wider selection of colors to select from. In total. Chevy offered five different exterior colors. The 'wrap-around' windshield. a truck industry first. was introduced on Chevrolet's pickup trucks in 1955. Power steering and power brakes became available for the first time on GM trucks. The electrical system was upgraded to 12 volts and 1955 was the only year for the 7-foot bed length. The following year. the trucks received a wider hood emblem. 1956 would be the final year for the eggcrate grille. The open grille would be a one-year only design feature in 1957. The hood became flatter and featured two spears on top. in similar fashion to the Bel Air. 1958 was the first year for the fleetside bed. Also. the truck was given a significant redesign in the front. All the 1/3-ton trucks were now called Apaches. Four headlights were in the front instead of the prior year's two-light setup. For 1959. one of the more visual changes was the larger and more ornate hood emblem. The badging on the fenders was also redesigned. The Apache had a ball-gear steering. nbsp;large brakes. cast spoke or disc wheels. and high capacity front axles. There were tubeless tires. dual headlamps. and a parallel-design frame. Six and eight cylinder engines were available. and many other options to accommodate small to large jobs. This particular 1959 Chevy 3100 Deluxe NAPCO truck has been restored to a level normally only seen on high-end passenger cars - but nevertheless attention was paid to ensure that the correct finishes and details were used. so it can't be considered "over-restored". Under the hood the Thriftmaster 6 shows hardly a trace of use. and all stickers. hoses. clips and tags appear just as they did on the day the lucky first owner picked up this truck at the dealer in 1959. This truck is an absolute head-turner. people of all ages walk straight up to it with wide eyes and a big smile. Nowadays the trend with most classic trucks is to lower the suspension. black out the trim. install a big engine and an even bigger set of wheels. those trucks are a dime-a-dozen. The utilitarian design of this truck is unique and goes against the grain. it really stands in a league of it's own and deserves to be recognized for it's incredible marriage of both form and function. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions. I am happy to take additional photos of any inch of the truck for a prospective buyer. The truck is located in Mooresville. NC and I welcome anyone to come see the truck for themselves. The truck is kept indoors and I have access to a lift. This is a private party sale and international buyers are welcome. Buyer is responsible for any and all shipping charges and full payment is due within 5 business days of the auction ending. Last but not least I try my best to be a gentleman so if you contact me I would appreciate it if you treated me with the same respect you would like to be treated.