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Owned by Brian Mallard
Columbus, Georgia

01 August 2008
# 2394

From Brian :

        My nephew Robbie Wright has a 1961 Chevrolet Apache 10 in the Gallery (actually itís my old Ď61 that I gave him) so I thought I would send mine in, too!

        My first vehicle was a 1960 Chevrolet Apache 10, which lit the spark for this kind of truck. When I was young (long ago), my Uncle had a 1965 Chevy. An old friend of the family did, too. Those two originally sparked my interest.

        After the 1960 died, I sold it for $500. I found a 1961 Chevrolet Apache 10 for sale at a local used car lot and I used that $500 as a down payment on her (it was $1600).

        The truck drove exceptionally well and had great power (later I learned it had a 1950 Corvette engine). It died about 10 or 15 years ago, and I recently gave it to my nephew (Robbie).

        This year, I was sitting on the couch talking to my cousin who was visiting, and he said, "Hey Brian, I know where there's a 1965 Chevrolet C20, long bed Stepside truck for $700." As he was finishing his sentence, I was already in the process of acquiring this gem.

        Today, I drive this truck as my daily and it's a real trooper. Here she is in the shade in the back pasture.

        When I bought it, the guy said, "It's a good truck." I thought he was saying that just to seal the deal. However later, I found myself saying, "This really IS a good truck!"

        I had to make alot of improvements to it, but some things I left for its pure character. Today [ pix ] , I call him "SARGE" in honor of the old World War II vet who used to farm and grow hay in my parents' pasture, and drove an old truck like mine.

        More pictures at My Space.


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