1959 Chevrolet 3100 Apache Stepside Short Bed V8 Automatic

1959 Chevrolet Other Pickups for sale in San Diego, California, United States

Item location: San Diego, California, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Other Pickups
SubModel: Apache
Year: 1959
Mileage: 51000
VIN: 3A590116341
Engine size: V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description for Chevrolet Other Pickups 1959

This is your chance to buy a rare and very valuable one year only 1959 3100 Chevy Apache V8 Automatic truck. This is a project car that needs work or a full restoration.

In the following description, I am trying to describe this project car as detailed as possible. My goal is that you have all the information you need to understand the scope of this project and to make a thought through buying decision. Feel free to contact me for any additional questions that you may have. I can provide any additional photos upon request. However, please see all photos and read all information below before you contact me. Thank you and good luck with this auction!

With a manageable amount of effort and money you can make this a safely driving solid truck. If you go for a full paintjob and invest a bit more money and time, you will have an iconic collectible classic pick up truck with a high collectible value.

Detailed description:

Title, Registration and Vin Plates:

Clean CA title in my name.

Title is matching VIN plate and frame.

All fees paid till June 2020.

See last photo for vin code and title information.

Comes with two new California license plates with current sticker on rear plate.

Body and frame:

Solid California Truck.

Frame is good. Clean original frame.

Original suspension with leaf springs.

Body is good.

Minor rust in running board area (See replacement parts on last photos). Big window conversion frame comes with the truck (see last photos). If you decide to convert to the big window, the value of the truck would probably increase by a couple of thousand dollars.

Floors are good.

Roof is good.

Great body for a restoration. Just see all photos!


Current color red is faded from the sun.


Nice brown leather bench.

Uncut dashboard.

Original instrument cluster complete.

Original steering wheel.

Dome light and rear view mirror.

Original gas tank behind bench.

Glass and Rubbers:

Windshield needs to be replaced.

Some replacement glass for side window glass comes with the truck (see one of the last photos with parts).

All needed glasses and rubbers can be ordered online. I can provide links.

Chrome and emblem parts:

Original iconic “Apache” side emblems are there.

Hood emblem is there too.

Chrome bumper in front in good shape.

Original grill painted in white.

Some chrome rings and trims come with the truck.


Rebuilt Chevy 350 V8 Small Block Engine.

The engine needs to be connected and broken in.

Previous owner told me that he bought it from somebody who knew what he was doing.

It is probably the most built V8 engine in the world and whatever it might need you can get it easily.


Automatic Transmission.

The previous owner told me that it worked before.


Drum brakes are installed.

Brake Cylinder comes with the truck.

New cables come with truck. Brakes need to be connected.


Original rims in 15 inch size.

Chrome trim rings come with the truck.

205/70/R15 tires
At least two tires loose air over time and need to be replaced.

Parts that come with the (see photos for details):

- New drum brake shoes (two boxes)

- Brake cables

- Master cylinder

- Other brake parts

- Window trim

- Grill parts

- Front light trims

- Chrome trim rings wheels

- Side window glasses

- Radiator fan

- Radiator hose

- Battery Box

- Good 12V battery

- Windshield wiper

- Doorknobs

- Hinges for hood

- Dome light

- Original rear lights

- Running boards including door entry area

- Drive train

- Big window frame

- More miscellaneous parts

Any other parts that you need for the restoration:

You can order any part for this truck online. Look up LMC Truck, Classic Industries, eBay…

If you purchase this truck from outside of the US, then you can ship the parts to your shipper and they will be put on the truck or you can ask me for further assistance. I will work with you.

General information about this make and model:

In 1955, Chevrolet retired its Advance series of pickup trucks and introduced the Task Force line. Sporting a new appearance and a variety of enhancements, the Task Force trucks evolved considerably between 1955 and 1958. In 1958, all Task Force trucks were dubbed the Chevrolet Apache, a name they would carry until the end of the series in 1959. There was little difference between the 1958 and 1959 Apache, although 1959 was the last year it was available with the Powr-Pak, four-wheel-drive conversion offered by the Northwestern Auto Parts Company.

The Apache version with the impressive chrome grill and the nasal hole front lights is probably the most iconic model of all classic Chevy trucks. The 1959 is a one year only produced model and seems to be the most desired body style for collectors and enthusiasts. The short bed style is the most valuable version; V8 automatic is also the most desired option (based on selling prices). Once restored, I consider the value of approximately $35K (as of September 2019).

Shipping and payment information:

Buyer is responsible for shipping. I would help to communicate with the shipper for pick up. I can also offer to drop of the truck at a shipping facility in LA. I would give you a quote for that based on distance to your port. I will put plywood on the truck bed and securely pack and load all parts on the truck.

I accept PayPal for the down payment only. Full payment can be paid by money transfer or cash in person.

I tried my best to describe this car as detailed and honest as possible. Some of the information stated above are based on what I was told and I don’t guarantee that all information is accurate. This car is sold AS IS. All classic cars, regardless of age, mileage or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure.


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