1958 Chevy Apache 36 Stepside Pick Up, All Original Barn Find One Owner Survivor on 2040cars
/ original brown
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
Body Type:Pickup Truck
Engine:Original 235 Thriftmaster 6cyl.
For Sale By:Private Seller
Model: Other Pickups
Cab Type (For Trucks Only): Regular Cab
Trim: Apache Stepside
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: 2 wheel drive, 4 speed
Options: wood bed and side racks
Safety Features: new brakes
Sub Model: Apache 36
Exterior Color: original blue
Interior Color: original brown
ALL ORIGINAL: ONE OWNER
Number of Cylinders: 6
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"12,489 miles. This is a one owner farm truck found in a Kansas barn. It is totally original except for noted recent work done. Truck was owned since new June '58 by a Kansas farmer. It was used on the farm and trips to town only until 1984 when they bought a new Chevy truck, it was then parked in the barn and still has the 1984 Kansas farm tags on it! We have the original title. She is a 3600 heavy duty stepside long bed. At some point the 17" split rims were replaced with 19.5" tubeless tires. The light blue paint is original, with light surface rust, and 2 rust areas behind front wheel wells. The patina is awesome. This truck also has the original interior, rubber floor mats, 235 6cyl "thrift master" engine, 4 speed transmission, spare tire, wood bed, optional wood side rail extensions, and the original owners manual in the glove box. This week: new gas tank, new brakes and master, new battery, new plugs and wires, new fuel pump, clean carb, etc. THIS IS THE REAL DEAL! ALL ORIGINAL!"
My son and I bought this truck at the farm auction in the barn where it sat 39 years. We transported it by trailer to our mechanic who specializes in old Chevys. We love this truck, but he is expecting a baby and I have too many other projects now, so she goes up for auction: Odometer shows 12,489 miles, actual could be 112,489, but this farmer did not drive except to town maybe once a week at most, a 20 mile trip. This is a one owner farm truck found in a Kansas barn. It is totally original except for noted recent work done. Truck was owned since new in June 1958 by a Kansas farmer. It was used on the farm and trips to town only until 1984 when they bought a new Chevy truck, it was then parked in the barn and still has the 1984 Kansas farm tags on it! I also have the original title. She is a 3600, heavy duty 3/4 ton stepside long bed. At some point the 17" split rims and tube tires were replaced with Chevy 19.5" rims and hubcaps with tubeless tires. The light blue paint is original, with light surface rust, and 2 rust areas behind front wheel wells. There is a crinkle dent on the right rear of cab, otherwise this truck is straight as a pin. The patina is awesome. This truck also has the original brown vinyl seat interior, original rubber floor mats, 235 6cyl "thrift master" engine, 4 speed heavy duty transmission, spare tire, wood bed, optional wood side rail extensions, original external mirror, and the original owners manual in the glove box. This week my mechanic has: installed a new gas tank, all 4 new brakes and new master master cylinder, new battery, new plugs and wires, new fuel pump, cleaned the carberator, check and R & R hoses and belts, change oil and filters, lube as needed, check trans and gearbox fluids, etc. I have the original 8x19.5" tires which are old and weather checked and have purchased 4 newer tires to install this week. We will be starting the engine for the first time in 39 years this week! This truck could be left with original patina, or restored to new condition easily! Compare prices on restored examples, they go high! Please see the photos and don't hesitate to ask questions. This truck is in east-central Kansas where it has been all its life. The lucky buyer is responsible for picking up and transporting the vehicle. $500 deposit required at sale end. Balance due on PyPal or local cash. THIS IS THE REAL DEAL! ALL ORIGINAL! You don't find these often....
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