Apache Task Force: 1959 Chevrolet 3100 Short Bed Fleetside Mild Custom – SOLD!
December 15th, 2019 Update – we confirmed the private seller of this good looking ’59 Apache deleted their listing, so we’re calling this one “Sold!”
Chevrolet’s ’55-’59 “Task Force” line of pickup trucks were the first step in incorporating styling cues from the company’s passenger cars. This well-trimmed 1959 Apache short box fleetside example we found here on Craigslist in Closter, New Jersey epitomizes that. The private seller is currently asking $17,900 for his Series 3100, which relying on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide confirms he has his truck smartly priced $1,400 less than the #3 “Good” estimate of $19,300. If you are serious about purchasing this nice looking truck, you can start the conversation with the current caretaker Ed by e-mailing him here.
Chevrolet produced its Task Force line of light duty trucks for the 1955 through 1959 model years. During its run, Chevrolet introduced more car-like styling and creature comforts including dealer-installed air conditioning. Being the last year of the model run, the 1959 Task Force line saw only minor changes. Front and side emblems were changed to distinguish this year’s model from last year’s. Posi-traction became an option, and larger drum brakes were used. In all, 13 different truck models were available this year.
We like this ’59 Apache as it appears to be a solid, nicely updated example. While while like the dual master cylinder conversion already carried out on this example, we’re not fans of having the replacement gas tank still located in the cab as there are nice relocation kits readily available that no one would fault you for changing out. The only other thing we would carefully check underneath is how the seller carried out the four inch suspension drop as that will be a good inidcation of the quality of the rest of the work performed on this truck. If that checks out, you’ll have a nice driver-quality late fifties truck that will get you compliments everywhere you drive it to. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1959 chevy apache shortbox fleetside, with big back window and stainless steel trim package, the motor has been upgraded to a 250 six cylinder, with electronic ignition, new starter , new battery, new alternator, new belts new hoses, new radiator , new water pump ,new carburetor brand new wiring harness 12 volt, new electric wipers, heater, new headliner , new carpet all new gages and dashboard ,tachometer, transmission has been upgraded to a synchronized three speed on the floor, trucks been lowered four inches, new shocks new brakes ,duel exhaust, new fuel tank all new lines, new duel master cylinder for brakes, all new glass and weather strips, wide white walls and moon hubcaps runs and drives great, the paint is a hot rod flat patina it does have some minor rust spots in the usual places if your interested please email me with your number thanks Bill no trades no scammers no low ballers.“
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