BaT Turn-Away: 1957 Chevrolet Apache – $45,000 RNM

December 31, 2021 Update – We were unable to find a buyer willing to pay the private seller’s firm $45,000 reserve price, so until further notice he plans to drive the truck.

September 15 Update: The high bid of $13,100 did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $45,000, so we’ve moved ’57 Apache to our “Rides Still Available” Page.

Guys With Rides is excited to offer this frame-off restored, Stove Bolt Powered 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Apache in an online reserve price auction on behalf of the private seller.

Bidding opened Wednesday, September 1, 2021, and continues for fourteen consecutive days ending on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM Eastern Time.

This nicely restored truck currently resides in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania.

Current High Bid = $13,100

Reserve Meter – the green bar indicates how close the high bid is to the seller’s reserve price. When the green bar is full, the reserve has been met!

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To inspect all of the pictures provided, click on the photograph below to enlarge it and then click on the gray “<” and “>” icons to navigate through all of the other stills in this carousel:

Chevrolet produced its Task Force line of light-duty trucks for the 1955 through 1959 model years and was the first step in incorporating styling cues from the company’s passenger cars.  During its run, Chevrolet introduced more car-like styling and creature comforts including dealer-installed air conditioning, a 12-volt electrical system, and the availability of power steering and brakes as factory options.  Styling changes included a flatter that incorporated two spears on top, similar to the 1957 Bel Air. Stylists changed the previous script-style emblems to an oval-shaped design.

Jim, the current caretaker of this ’57 Apache, reports it received a frame-off restoration and the truck is in mint condition. It has a 235 straight-six engine mated to a floor-shift controlled manual transmission.  The vehicle has traveled only 3,657 miles since the completion of its restoration.

The picture below provides the link to the complimentary Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”) completed in August 2021 for this auction. Other than some imperfections noted on some of the exterior door chrome, the only fault the inspector noted was the passenger door handle having trouble working consistently.

Click on the picture below to review the complete report.

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1957 Chevrolet Apache 3100 truck for sale, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

  1. Anonymous

    Hi, before I bid, the truck description states it has AC yet I don’t see a compressor in the engine bay or vents inside the cab confirming this. Does it have AC and/or can you share with me a picture showing this? Thanks.

    • Guys with Rides

      To confirm, this truck does not have air conditioning. Apologies for the confusion, but the introduction mentions that this generation of truck was the first for Chevrolet to offer A/C.


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