The 1958 Chevy Apache (beginning in 1958, all light-duty Chevy pickups were called Apache), was part of Chevy’s Task Force line of trucks. The 1958 model year featured a redesigned front end, with four headlights, a shorter, wider grille with parking lights, available Fleetside beds, Northwestern Auto Parts Company, or NAPCO, four-wheel drive, and for the first time, air conditioning was an available option.
Our feature 1958 Chevy Apache NAPCO 4×4 has been the subject of a fastidious rotisserie restoration. A more spotless Chevy Apache would be difficult to find, as the quality of this restoration is beyond reproach, and far exceeds the truck’s condition when new. Just 1,024 miles have been added to the odometer since this stunning restoration was completed.
This truck is in far better shape than it was fresh from the assembly line, with show-quality two-stage paint, chrome, and stainless steel trim. It is finished in stunning Cardinal Red with Pure White accents. The chrome and stainless trim both gleam. Even the hubcaps have a high polish. Painted steel wheels have the same shine as the truck’s finish. The roof of the big window cab is painted Pure White, and the truck bed is black-painted oak with black-painted stainless steel strips.
The interior of the Chevy Apache is every bit the measure of the exterior. The bench seat has been recovered in new padding and foam, the correct vinyl and the only-for-1958 cloth pattern combo. The silver-painted dash is topped by a fresh dash pad. Gauges are like new, with clear lenses. Floors are covered with black rubber. The steering wheel has been refurbished. Everything is as it should be, if not better.
The engine bay of the Chevy Apache is near perfection. It is spotless and well detailed. The firewall is painted a glossy Cardinal Red, and the renders are finished in a correct matte black. A correct 283 cubic-inch Small Block V8 has been rebuilt, and is topped with a two-barrel Rochester carburetor. The Small Block exhales spent gasses through a factory-style exhaust. A four-speed manual transmission feeds power to the NAPCO Power Pak four-wheel-drive system, which includes the correct NAPCO Spicer 23 two-speed transfer case.
This incredible Chevy Apache NAPCO 4×4 is being offered by Classic Car Studio for $85,900.