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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 27th – 31st, 2016 at Russo and Steele’s 16th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.
Launched in 1955 and offered through 1959, GM’s “Task Force Series” pickup trucks marked a quantum leap forward in terms of comfort, power, and styling. Steady upgrades defined the brief production run of the “Task Force” series, which increasingly adopted bold styling cues from Chevy’s passenger-car lines of the era. This show-winning 1958 Apache is a freshly completed “nut and bolt” restomod build that was performed over a four-year timeframe by Josh Yaghoubian at Hot Rods of Norco, with paint by Tom Prewitt of Department of Customz. This top-notch team used nothing but the best throughout. We refer to the truck as “Wait a Minute” as it always draws lots of people coming for second looks and questions. Is that two-tone? Is the bed wood painted? Where does the key go? Be prepared to talk all day while at shows explaining all the features of this one-of-a-kind pickup!
Riding on a powder-coated frame, the Apache was built up using Accuair controls, Shockwave air bags/shocks, QE1 shocks, and disc brakes. This foundation, coupled with tubular A-arms up front and a custom four-link rear suspension setup, makes the Apache ride like a dream. A full suite of modern creature comforts was added to match, including Vintage air conditioning, power windows, and power steering. Of course, it is also equipped with fuel injection, pushbutton ignition, a Hertz/Arc stereo system, and uses a key fob for entry instead of a key. Even the air suspension and stereo are operated using an iPhone! All electronics are hidden inside a command center behind the seat with controls mounted in the arm rest.
The exterior features an amazing paint job with two- tone House of Kolor paint mixed with 32 ounces of Pearl for that special shine. The cargo-bed wood has Charcoal Kandy added for that “just right” Grey tint. Custom whitewalls, one-off A/C vents, a custom steering wheel, and custom gauges always leave people asking “How did they do that?” over and over. Wait a minute…there’s more. Tons of custom-fabricated features include the rear roll pan, custom front bumper, and splash pan. Hundreds of hours were invested into centering of the rear wheel wells, splitting the side steps to fit the 4-link, and installation of the bear claw latched doors. Raymond Miller trimmed the cab’s interior to make it look like a ’58, but we all know there’s a lot hidden under that material. This truck is ready to enjoy and show, as confirmed by its win in show competition against over 100 Chevy trucks in the Brothers Trucks 55-59 class and selection as the Best Overall Build. One word of advice: just be ready to encounter multitudes of amazed onlookers everywhere you go with this show-winning ’58 Apache!