1959 Chevrolet 3100 Apache Passion Rose Pearl


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Chevrolet dubbed its second all-new, postwar trucks the “Task Force” line when they debuted midway through the 1955 model year. Blurring the lines between working machines and passenger cars, these trucks featured wraparound windshields, V-8 power, 12-volt electrics, and a fresh and abundant serving of chrome.

This half-ton 1959 Chevrolet Apache 3100 stepside pickup, built at GM’s Flint Truck Assembly plant in Michigan, comes from the final year of Task Force production. Chevrolet added the Apache name to its light-duty trucks for 1958. With a restoration completed in 2019, including a remarkably detailed engine bay, this example feature the original 235-cubic-inch Thriftmaster straight-six and three-speed manual it was assembled with in 1959. Apache still wears most of its factory-original sheet metal which was treated to an impressive finish during the redo.

235-cubic-inch straight-six engine in this Apache is original to the truck. It had a compression ratio of 8.5:1, had its fuel supplied by a single Rochester carburetor, and had a rated output of 135 horsepower. Has a casting number that confirms it is correct for a GM pickup built between 1958 and 1962. Start immediately, without smoke, when the choke is engaged. No leaks anywhere associated with the drivetrain. The GM manual transmission has three forward speeds and is shifting smoothly in all gears. The Chevrolet Thriftmaster six, as the light-duty 235, is restored to a very high standard cosmetically, with correct light-green paint on the engine. The rest of the engine bay is equally sanitary and fresh.


Originally finished in green, this Apache was refinished in 2019 in Passion Rose Pearl, an aftermarket shade that most closely resembles the 1959 Chevrolet truck color of Romany Maroon, a color scheme that extends to the engine bay. The grille is painted a contrasting silver. The truck retains most of its factory sheet metal with the exception of the rear fenders, which are molded from fiberglass. The paint is still being in perfect condition, with no swirls or blemishes. There is no rust on this Apache.

Every item on the exterior of the truck, including the bumpers and all badges and trim, have been either restored or replaced. The present chrome work presents as being in excellent condition. The cargo bed has new oak flooring planks with polished retaining hardware. The tailgate has new brackets, chains and black protective material. All of the cab glass was replaced during the restoration, and the exterior lighting is fully functional. The undercarriage, including the frame rails, crossmembers and rear axle, presents as nearly spotless.

Every item and component in the interior has been either restored or replaced. The cab’s bench seat is now covered with cloth/vinyl facings that complement the Apache’s exterior paint scheme. The cab’s rubber floor mat is new, as is the headliner, which includes a working dome light. The body-color steel dashboard presents as being in excellent condition. All small controls look to be as new. The chrome-trimmed instrument nacelle also looks to be in very good condition. All of the instruments are functional . The cab’s seals and weatherstripping were replaced with new items at the time of the restoration.


This Apache rides on Dayton Thoroughbred wide whitewall tires (plus a bed-mounted spare) that are in as-new condition, mounted on 15-inch steel disc wheels that are said to be in perfect condition. Topping the wheels are small year-correct wheel covers that appear to be in excellent shape. A variety of major suspension components were replaced during the restoration. No issues with either the manual steering or manual drum brakes. The shock absorbers and chassis bushings are in excellent condition.
1959 Chevrolet 3100 Apache Passion Rose Pearl
$ 16,900.00
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Chevrolet dubbed its second all-new, postwar trucks the “Task Force” line when they debuted midway through the 1955 model year. Blurring the lines between working machines and passenger cars, these trucks featured wraparound windshields, V-8 power, 12-volt electrics, and a fresh and abundant serving of chrome.

This half-ton 1959 Chevrolet Apache 3100 stepside pickup, built at GM’s Flint Truck Assembly plant in Michigan, comes from the final year of Task Force production. Chevrolet added the Apache name to its light-duty trucks for 1958. With a restoration completed in 2019, including a remarkably detailed engine bay, this example feature the original 235-cubic-inch Thriftmaster straight-six and three-speed manual it was assembled with in 1959. Apache still wears most of its factory-original sheet metal which was treated to an impressive finish during the redo.

235-cubic-inch straight-six engine in this Apache is original to the truck. It had a compression ratio of 8.5:1, had its fuel supplied by a single Rochester carburetor, and had a rated output of 135 horsepower. Has a casting number that confirms it is correct for a GM pickup built between 1958 and 1962. Start immediately, without smoke, when the choke is engaged. No leaks anywhere associated with the drivetrain. The GM manual transmission has three forward speeds and is shifting smoothly in all gears. The Chevrolet Thriftmaster six, as the light-duty 235, is restored to a very high standard cosmetically, with correct light-green paint on the engine. The rest of the engine bay is equally sanitary and fresh.


Originally finished in green, this Apache was refinished in 2019 in Passion Rose Pearl, an aftermarket shade that most closely resembles the 1959 Chevrolet truck color of Romany Maroon, a color scheme that extends to the engine bay. The grille is painted a contrasting silver. The truck retains most of its factory sheet metal with the exception of the rear fenders, which are molded from fiberglass. The paint is still being in perfect condition, with no swirls or blemishes. There is no rust on this Apache.

Every item on the exterior of the truck, including the bumpers and all badges and trim, have been either restored or replaced. The present chrome work presents as being in excellent condition. The cargo bed has new oak flooring planks with polished retaining hardware. The tailgate has new brackets, chains and black protective material. All of the cab glass was replaced during the restoration, and the exterior lighting is fully functional. The undercarriage, including the frame rails, crossmembers and rear axle, presents as nearly spotless.

Every item and component in the interior has been either restored or replaced. The cab’s bench seat is now covered with cloth/vinyl facings that complement the Apache’s exterior paint scheme. The cab’s rubber floor mat is new, as is the headliner, which includes a working dome light. The body-color steel dashboard presents as being in excellent condition. All small controls look to be as new. The chrome-trimmed instrument nacelle also looks to be in very good condition. All of the instruments are functional . The cab’s seals and weatherstripping were replaced with new items at the time of the restoration.


This Apache rides on Dayton Thoroughbred wide whitewall tires (plus a bed-mounted spare) that are in as-new condition, mounted on 15-inch steel disc wheels that are said to be in perfect condition. Topping the wheels are small year-correct wheel covers that appear to be in excellent shape. A variety of major suspension components were replaced during the restoration. No issues with either the manual steering or manual drum brakes. The shock absorbers and chassis bushings are in excellent condition.

Additional information

Make: Chevrolet
Model: 3100 Apache
Type: Pick Up Truck
Year: 1959
Doors: 2
Mileage: 68,802
Engine size (cc): 235
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gas
Interior Color: Maroon cloth/vinyl
Exterior Color: Passion Rose Pearl
Vehicle Identification Number: 3A59F110586
United States, Florida, Miami
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