1955 Chevrolet Apache 3100 Pickup
The Chevrolet Task Force was Chevrolet's successor to the Advance
Design series. The Task Force Series ran from late 1955 (second
series) through 1959. At GMC dealers, it was called the Blue Chip
Series. Designed by Ned Jordan, Chevrolet's Task Force pickups
blurred the line between passenger cars and trucks. They were more
comfortable and roomier than previous Chevy trucks, and they
offered stylish features like a wraparound windshield, hooded
headlights, and an egg-crate grille.
For consignment, a nicely buttoned up 3100 Apache Pickup from
Chevrolet and right out of 1955. A few changes in the powertrain,
some convenience options added to the interior, and a mere 5K miles
since the build. Appearing from side view a bit back heavy, there
are large and in charge tires and wheels there as well as a big fat
contrasting gray trim spear painted onto the body on said bed
sides. A customized truck, with beautiful paint and the ability to
rip it up a bit and haul some stuff or just some ass!
Laser straight steel panels are all around and gaps are drum tight
for that steel. All slabs are bathed in seafoam green that is
definitely the deep part of the ocean and shines like the fish that
swim in it. Hooded headlights flank either side of the now
battleship gray painted grille and bumper below. All trimmings of
chrome have long since been removed. A bulbous hood sans badges or
ornamentation now sports a dark green flourish in pinstripe form.
This same color pinstripe works either side of the truck just below
the belt line front to rear. New body matching sport mirrors are on
the doors that still have their original door handles attached and
working beautifully. For the back of the truck it's all bed, some
chromed side pipes, more solid steel and that phat (and fat) gray
body molded in trim spear covered in more battleship gray. These
move to the rear where they frame the single simple round taillight
with a chrome bezel. More dark green flourish highlights and
another battleship gray bumper below. Just a slight bit of rust
bubbling on the doors and scratches are rare but this truck has
them in the paint every so often. The bed has dark stained pine
intermixing with shiny metal hold down slats for the bed. Also,
there is a NOS bottle container which is not hooked up, a stainless
fuel cell and the stainless battery box, all easily accessible.
15-inch rally wheels are all around and upfront we note 225/65R15s
and on the back big 29x18.5x15's.
A complete redux with leather textured light and dark vinyl for the
door panels with a carpeted lower and shiny handles. Inside a dual
overstuffed split back bench with more black and gray vinyl, and a
large central fold down console. This seat is now power, and floats
in an ocean of black carpeting. Fronting this is a custom metal
dash, painted in body matching seafoam green, with a lineup of
white faced gauges and matte bezels. An adjustable steering column
with a rally Grant GT wheel is seen, and in the center is a B&M
shifter. Above is a custom headliner in dark gray with just a hint
of black ribbing on a center panel.
A flip of the big bulbous hood, and floating in the center of a
seafoam green engine bay is a consigner stated 355ci V8 with a
4-barrel Holley carburetor on top. A 700R4 transmission is on back
and it is a 4-speed automatic which pushes power rearward to those
fat rear tires via a Ford 9-inch rear. Power steering is in and
power brakes are also a welcome upgrade. Headers and a Flowmaster
exhaust can be noted too.
Underneath is blasted and painted in black steel framing and
suspension. A gen 3 Camaro frame is on the front with independent
coil spring suspension and leaf springs for the rear. Power disc
brakes are now on the front and power drums for the rear. Rockers
are solid, and a transmission oil cooler with a fan has been
strapped on to the underside. All add ons are neatly installed with
wires and lines run with care throughout the undercarriage.
This truck roared to a start and accelerated like it was on fire to
the test track and on it as well. It handles beautifully and comes
to a quick stop. The power seats are a plus, and there are plenty
of gauges to distract your attention on the dash.
A great and meticulous build, new engine, power accessories, and
nice exterior paint with a comfy interior. A neat looker and a hot
cooker, we give you the 1955 Apache 3100 custom self-proclaimed "My
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.