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Owned by Dave and Angie Martell
Bolter # 17460
Vancouver Island, Canada

Talking about this truck
in the DITY Gallery

06 July 2009
# 2627

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From Dave :

Well, I've kinda missed my 1961 Longbed Fleetside since the weather got nice. The new owner seems to be enjoying it and sends me updates. (He's looking for a new hood if anyone has one).

Angie and I just got back from one of our favourite types of holidays -- the car-shopping road trip. We started by flying to Vegas for a week to attend Ron Fellows Corvette Racing School at Spring Mountain. Then we were off to California where we racked up about 1000 miles on a rental car looking at everything for sale from Stockton to Bakersfield and over to San Jose. We found this treasure of a 1961 Chevy Apache short Stepside while looking at El Caminos, GTXs, etc. and decided it was the one.

This truck is 100% rust free. The interior and upholstery is immaculate. All the chrome is perfect.

It has a sweet-running, bone stock 327 4bbl and Powerglide that made the 1000 mile trip home at 75 mph on the interstates without breaking a sweat. The paint is old and a little sunbaked, but it seems to come up with some heavy cut polish.

I plan to fix a couple small dings and shoot it with a fresh base/clear paint job. I'll keep you posted.


Dave and Angie Martell


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