Here’s the kind of truck to get excited about. This 1959 Chevrolet Apache pickup is an award-winning custom with flames in the paint, plenty of chrome, a custom interior, and oh yeah, a supercharged 383 stroker V8 that’s putting some serious muscle on the street.
This truck was custom-made to grab attention. After all, that metallic paint radiates no matter if it’s in the noon sun or the midnight moon. Plus, the rare Apache design has plenty of artful creases that this deep luster loves to highlight. And as you look at these panels, you can really tell extra care was taken in the full frame-off restoration that took place in 2012. Ever since then, this truck kept in a climate-controlled garage when it wasn’t out winning awards. And you know exactly why this one earns its accolades. All the stuff you love about a ’50s classic and vintage trucks are on display. That’s why the front end shines like a mirror, the trim is complete, and you have and beautiful wood in the bed. Plus, those bright Billet Specialties wheels and subtle purple flames in the paint are more clues about the performance beneath the skin.
Inside is a full custom setup that blends the exterior pink with two tones of gray. The bench seat feels fresh and inviting. Not only does it have individual inserts for added comfort, but also it coordinates with the door panels, headliner, and custom center console. It feels like a thoughtful total presentation, right down to the Billet Specialties steering wheel that matches the exterior alloys. Plus, this one has all the best upgrades, including an AM/FM/CD Bluetooth radio, power windows, a tilt wheel, and provisions for air conditioning. Even with all these upgrades, it still keeps a vintage feeling. For example, the upgraded digital gauge package is still housed in the classic fan-style dash.
The engine bay was kept tidy so everyone could have a clear look at all the awesome hardware. That Weiand supercharger is like a big bright beacon calling others to take a look at this pickup. And when they get closer, they’re going to see a 383 cubic-inch stroker V8 that’s been further enhanced with dual Holley four-barrel carburetors. It even has all the right supporting components â€“ from billet pulleys to an Optima red top battery. It growls to life as the header-fed dual exhaust lets the world know about the serious power under the hood. Best of all, you have complete control over this super V8 and its thunderous soundtrack thanks to the four-speed manual transmission. In fact, this full package is ready for big power thanks to a stout 12-bolt rear end, traction bars, and wide BF Goodrich T/As. And any time you feel like just cruising this electric pink pickup, the power steering and power brakes (w/discs up front) complete an easy-going package.
If you can’t decide between the ultimate muscle machine and a great vintage truck, this supercharged Apache gives you both. That’s why this Chevy is the unique machine you know you need in your garage.
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