This 1961 Chevrolet Apache 20 Fleetside is a rare example offered in recently restored condition. Powered by a new GM 350 cubic inch crate motor and a 3-speed automatic this ¾ ton truck is finished in gloss black over a tobacco vinyl bench seat. Introduced in 1960, the new body style of Chevrolet trucks that would set the designation standard for decades was developed, with the 1961 C20 Fleetside being one of the most highly sought-after and collectable examples. Purchased by the current owner in January 2017, this Apache 20 has been well maintained and is sold with a Connecticut bill of sale.
This Apache 20 was restored recently and is structurally solid. The frame was treated and protected and wears a gloss protective black finish. The bed was rebuilt with new wood that was treated and protected. The fuel tank, originally located behind the interior bench seat, was moved over the rear axle for better weight distribution and increased safety.
The original engine was removed and replaced with a higher output 350 cubic inch crate motor and mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission with a Lokar shift lever. The engine has been routinely serviced with the air filter, starter, alternator, drive belts replaced within the last 3 months. The truck is equipped with 4-wheel drum brakes mated to a new master cylinder.
The interior bench seat was refinished in a tobacco colored vinyl and the interior wears a dark graphite gloss paint. The current owner upgraded the stereo system with Bluetooth connectivity and multiple USB charging ports. Additional gauges were added in a 3-pod setup below the dashboard to monitor engine vitals.
Overall, this well maintained 1961 Chevrolet Apache 20 is a solid example of a highly sought-after design. Offered in get in and drive condition, this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Chevrolet truck history.