1959 Chevrolet 3100 Apache Fleetside 4×4 Pickup
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- Stock Number: 170310
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: 3100 Apache Fleetside
- Transmission: Four-speed manual
- Miles: 722
- VIN: 3A59J102691
- Title: Clear
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1959 Chevrolet 3100 Apache Fleetside 4×4 Pickup
- Same owner for the last 13 years – since 2004
- Rebuilt original NAPCO four-wheel drivetrain with approximately 4,000 miles on it
- Final year for factory-ordered NAPCO conversions
- Bombay Ivory (code 701) over Tartan Turquoise (code 710) exterior and interior
- Wraparound rear window
- 283 CID V-8 engine
- Four-speed manual transmission
- New heater core
- Original wheels
- New 33″ mud tires
- Original AM radio
This is one beautiful truck! MotoeXotica Classic Cars is very pleased to offer this 1959 Chevrolet 3100 Apache Fleetside NAPCO four-wheel-drive pickup. That has been lovingly cared for by same owner over the last 13 years. This was the 2,690th unit to come down the Janesville, Wisconsin assembly line complete with V8 powerplant.
Dressed in Bombay Ivory (code 701) over Tartan Turquoise (code 710), this truck’s paint and trim are in excellent condition. Similarly, the glass panels, including the large and desirable wraparound rear window, are also in great shape, as are the truck’s lights. This Apache has its original white and turquoise wheels, mounted within new off-road/snow tires, size 7.00-15LT. The tires and wheels look fine and the truck’s body panels are straight and solid.
Even the cargo bed is in overall very good order, with a wood and metal strip floor. The bed’s inner walls and wheel wells show evidence of some minor blemishes. The engine bay is very tidy, the battery looks newer and the bumpers shine brilliantly.
In that engine bay rests a desirable 283 CID V-8 engine, mated to a four-speed manual transmission. There’s also a new heater core.
Open the doors and a matching ivory and turquoise interior greets you. The ivory bench seat is in very good order, while the contrasting carpet is in good shape. The black headliner with its turquoise trim looks great. The ivory instrument panel is very good order. The inner door panels in ivory and turquoise complement the truck’s exterior .The aftermarket, three-spoke steering wheel is in good shape and there’re aftermarket tachometer on the steering column and ancillary gauges mounted beneath the dashboard. The mirror glass and the shift lever are in fine shape. There’s a NAPCO Powr-Pak guide plate affixed to the glovebox door. Completing the interior is a factory AM radio.
There were minimal changes from 1958, the most apparent was a larger and more ornate hood emblem and redesigned badging on the fenders. The last year that the NAPCO (Northwestern Auto Parts Company) “Powr-Pak” four-wheel-drive conversion could be factory ordered.
NAPCO (Northwestern Auto Parts Company) was a four-wheel drive automobile parts manufacturing company founded in 1918 and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
From 1956 to 1959, NAPCO’s Powr-Pak option could be ordered directly from GM (Regular Production Option 690 in 1957) and factory-installed on trucks with very few chassis modifications.
Before 1955, NAPCO Powr-Paks were found 3/4-ton and one-tone models. The pre-1955 ½ ton chassis used an incompatible “torque tube” drive. In the fall of 1954, GMC and Chevrolet changed the 1955 ½-ton pickup and Suburban models to the compatible Hotchkiss drive.
The 1955 4×4 NAPCO GMC or Chevrolet cost $1,250 to $1,550 additional. By 1957, the Chevrolet and GMC 3100 4×4 models cost $2,549, a bargain compared to earlier add-on kits.
In 1960, NAPCO and GM parted company after GM redesigned the front suspension on their pickup trucks, so it was not as easily compatible with the existing Powr-Pak kits. Today, these trucks are still considered to be very versatile and durable and are considered collectible by NAPCO enthusiasts.
Competitors to this Chevrolet in 1959 included GMC’s Blue Chip pickups, Ford’s F-Series, Dodge’s C-Series and International-Harvester’s B-series pickups.
This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows
722 miles, most likely since this awesome truck was restored. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!
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|Year:||1959||Make:||Chevrolet||Model:||3100 Apache Fleetside|
|Body:||Pickup truck||Doors:||2 Doors||Stock Number:||170310|
|Call Motoexotica:||636-600-4600||Ebay Listing:||Sold to:|
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