Digital renderings are a fantastic opportunity to try out new and interesting styling combos. Never mind breaking out the welder and drill to make it all fit – just use the digital toolbox to see what happens. Such is the case with this 1959 Chevrolet Apache rendering, which incorporates Cadillac styling cues with a classic pickup truck body style.
Posted to Instagram by Abimelec Design (@abimelecdesign), this ’59 Chevrolet Apache looks surprisingly good with a heavy dose of Caddy chrome added to it.
“Not too long ago I was working with a friend throwing some concepts around for his ’59 Apache and he came up with the idea of using a ’59 Cadillac middle section and bumper,” the artist writes. “I loved it and thanks to that I started thinking about going full out with the concept and infusing an Apache with the Cadillac-est Cadillac of them all, the ’59.”
With black paint offset by highly polished metal, this 1959 Chevrolet Apache rendering stands out with a classy, refined appearance that’s totally unique. Some of the badging looks like it comes from a ’58 Apache, while the body hovers just over the pavement. The wood in the bed incorporates a dark, textured finish.
“Also, to match the outside, the engine had to be something special so I went with a period, fuel-injected Chevrolet 283 from a 1957 Chevy Bel Air,” the artist adds.
All told, we’d judge this rendering to be a success. While many model mashups can feel forced, this one works surprisingly well, and we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw some intrepid builder take it upon themselves to turn it into a full-fledged build in real life.
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All the cars you see here on the page are special to me in their own way, whether they’re just products of me messing around or thoughtful design studies like the “what-if” series. There are however a few cars that really earn a place in my heart and this is one of them; Not too long ago I was working with a friend throwing some concepts around for his ‘59 Apache and he came up with the idea of using a ‘59 Cadillac middle section grille and bumper. I loved it and thanks to that I started thinking about going full out with the concept and infusing an Apache with the Cadillac-est Cadillac of them all, the ‘59. This is one of my favorite cars I’ve done, period. Always before doing renders I try to picture the cars on my head and usually get pretty close but this one exceeded my expectations. I think the key here is the Apache styling, which really fits the Cadillac cues surprisingly! Also, to match the outside, the engine had to be something special so I went with a period, Fuel Injected Chevrolet 283 from a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air. That engine was the pinnacle of American V8 engineering of the time, being one of the first to achieve one horsepower per cubic inch! What do you think? This, or stock? . . . . . . . . #chevrolet #apache #1958 #cadillac #1959 #mashup #mix #front #bumper #black #pickup #low #chevy #283 #fuel #injection #fuelie #3d #2d #render #photoshop
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