1958 Chevrolet Apache 31 (Chevrolet Task Force Series)
I’ve covered this version of the Task Force a few times, but this short bed version with matte blue paint and gorgeous pinstripe work deserve a little attention. This one is the standard RWD configuration, a great classic truck with a beautiful color scheme.
Well preserved in NE Portland.
1961 Chevrolet Apache 10 Suburban (C/K Series 1960-66)
This two door panel Apache 10 looks to have added side windows, though I could be mistaken. What is certain is that this year is one of the most expressive Suburbans ever made. Only 2 model years featured the distinct upper grille design.
Other than the awesome color I think the best thing about this truck is the patina. While it’s unfortunate that it’s not it pristine condition, trucks always seem to be able to pull off a little rust and damage.
Seen in the N Portland neighborhood of St. Johns.
1959 Chevrolet Apache Pickup Truck (3200 Fleetside)
Similar to the Task Force pickups that came before it, the Apache was another step towards modern truck design. Pioneered by Dodge, the “Fleetside” badge denotes enclosed fenders as opposed to the more traditional “flareside” look, resulting in more cargo space as well as a cleaner look.
While the mid 1960’s brought about what I would consider quintessential pickup truck design, there is a lot of that DNA here; as if this truck is an evolutionary link between old and new. The opulence of the 1950’s can be seen in the oversized fender badge, yes the script on both of the badges is noticeably more modern. The 2 tone arrow detail on the bed and wrap around windshield are pure ’50s, yet the smoother body lines mark a distinct change in styling direction.
Seen in NE Portland
This is what appears to be a 1960-61 Chevrolet Apache converted to a delivery van, unfortunately left to rot in the back lot of the fabulous 29 Palms Inn. It’s a great color and looks to have been manufactured by the “Skagit” coach builders, which I haven’t been able to find information on…and how about that awesome vintage Apple logo?
Seen in scenic Twentynine Palms, California
First Generation Chevrolet Apache C10 Pickup Pickup Truck. Love that rat rod look and the crazy front end of the earliest C/K series.
Seen in NE Portland