1959 Chevrolet Apache 3100 on 2040-cars
Fountain Inn, South Carolina, United States
This stunning 1959 Chevrolet Apache 3100 pickup received a ton of time and money. It's a labor of love that has
resulted in a high quality, exceptionally clean, classic truck that delivers muscle car V8 performance and modern
comfort. It's the kind of pickup you'd build if you had the time, patience, skills and money, but instead, this is
turnkey ready so you can start enjoying it immediately.
Chrome bumpers, a bright grille, and those trick parking lamp housings dress up the truck, taking it beyond a mere
tool, and into the realm of cool custom. And no vintage pickup is complete without a beautifully finished wood bed.
Be prepared for plenty more custom work when you open the door. It starts with the custom tan leather bench that
has been stitched so the driver and passenger can have individual comfort. The door panels do a great job of mixing
the upholstery and exterior colors so that the whole atmosphere flows nicely, from the tan seats, to the red dash.
Your left hand will love the Grant steering wheel with glossy wood rim, and your right may never want to leave the
Lokar-style floor shifter. You get a Classic Instruments gauge package, and while that already provides you with
plenty of info, this custom build wants you completely informed. Thus, there's a tach mounted on the tilt steering
column, as well as a trio of auxiliary readouts under the dash. This pickup was built to be good to you and your
friends with added comfort features such as ice-cold R134a air conditioning, supplementary insulation on the
firewall, and a vintage style AM/FM stereo with an auxiliary input for you modern music player hidden in the glove
box. Sound proofing and has been added as well as power windows but the existing handles are utilized so as not to
disturb the aesthetics.
With so much invested in the interior and exterior to make this a great car show companion, you better believe thee
was plenty of consideration under the hood, too. The crate 350 cubic-inch small block looks fantastic with the
Chevrolet Performance air cleaner and matching valve covers, tidy wires, fresh hoses, and expensive polished
pulleys. But beyond looking great, this motor is built to be a true all-around performer. It's a Chevy crate V8
that has been thoroughly gone through, and then added a mild cam, and a Holley Sniper Fuel Injection System with a
controller in the glove box that allows you to change the fuel delivery settings. There's only about 6,800 miles
on the whole custom build. So you know this enhanced V8 fires up easily, and thanks to the H-pipe Flowmaster
exhaust, everyone knows there's something special under the hood. But this Chevy's appeal goes beyond the motor.
You have an upgraded independent front suspension, front disc brakes, power steering, and a 700R4 four-speed
automatic transmission w/overdrive. Starting to get the picture on this one? It's the classically cool pickup you
can drive anywhere.
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The backlash is beginning. Following General Motors' price hike of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra last week, dealers across the country are expressing their ire over increasing prices in the face of rebates and discounts on trucks from Ford and Ram.
Speaking to Automotive News, Sam Pilato, the general manager at Dimmitt Chevrolet in Clearwater, FL, Silverados are "selling very poorly." W. Carrol Smith, the president of Monument Chevrolet in the heart of truck country, Texas, said, "[GM's] position is that the vehicle stands on its own and it doesn't need a bigger rebate. That's not what the market is telling us."
According to AN, that's the general attitude amongst Chevy and GMC dealers across the country, where the twin pickups are getting butchered in sales by competitors offering up to $9,000 off their sticker prices. Part of the problem for GM is that its trucks are arriving on the market near the end of the current F-150's lifecycle, a fact that Ford has taken advantage of.
Judging by your continued enthusiastic response to configurator notices, dear reader, you enjoy speccing out new cars as much as we do. Better still, there tends to be even more ways to personalize, configure and bloat theoretical MSRPs on full-size trucks as there are with more ordinary passenger cars. In addition to trim level, engine and transmission choices, truck buyers usually have to specify items like cab configuration, bed length, number of driven axles, tow packages, gear ratios and all sorts of bits and bobs.
That's why we're pleased to see the DIY specification utility for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado come alive so soon after this week's Detroit Auto Show debut. While the configurator lacks pricing (General Motors hasn't announced numbers yet) and full options, you can still spec out your half-ton rig, and even print it out or email it to your friends. Beyond the configurator, the new model-specific site is pretty cool, too, with various videos and closer looks at the truck's new features.
The new Chevrolet pickup range won't be on dealer lots until sometime this summer, so whether you're a building contractor, an avid sportsman or just a guy or gal that loves full-size trucks, you might want to check out the link below to keep your appetite whetted. If you're more of a Sierra fan, well, it looks like you're going to have to wait a while - GMC hasn't updated its site yet.
This year's 12 Hours of Sebring wasn't exactly a foregone conclusion because we're still talking about racing, and anything can happen when the speeds are as high as the adrenaline and the desire. But we're still talking about Audi bringing it's two top-spec racers - and its huge budget and its nearly neurotic attention to detail - to a race that it uses as a test bed for The 24 Hours of Le Mans and as a way to open the endurance racing season with a victory.
Besides, 12 hours is a long time, especially at Sebring, and things didn't go all Audi's way. On top of that, although it was a pretty quiet race, behind the Audis things got even grimier, with plenty of battles, plenty of mechanical issues, and the new BMW Z4 GTE and Viper GTS-R being race tested. Oh, and that brand new chromed-out DeltaWing...