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Here’s something you don’t see every day, a 1959 Chevy NAPCO Suburban. NAPCO was the company that made aftermarket 4-wheel-drive systems for GM trucks in the 1950s, before GM made them in-house. This truck has reportedly had a frame-off restoration, including a rebuild of its 6-cylinder engine, and has covered less than 1,000 miles since then.

Although it can seat at least seven people, this is a two-door truck, not counting the clam shell rear tailgate.

This one is available in Colorado via ebay. Buy it now for $29,950 or make an offer.

Link trail: Bring a Trailer > ebay

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About a month ago I posted about a 1957 Chevy NAPCO Crew Cab for sale. Well, I just came across a vintage film from the same year showing a couple of NAPCO 4-wheel-drive-equipped Chevrolet trucks climbing Colorado’s Pikes Peak.

I think it’s so great to see these old 4×4 trucks in action. Enjoy!

For more information on NAPCO check this link.

PS Please tread lightly!

This 1957 Chevrolet Crew Cab 4×4 (spotted on Bring a Trailer) is another beautiful example of a rare, period-custom truck. According to the seller it started life as a 1-ton pick-up and was then converted by Oreville Metal Specialty Company in Ohio into a single-rear-door crew cab. The truck features a 6-cylinder engine, floor-mounted manual transmission, power steering, and power brakes. The NAPCO 4×4 system, previously a custom conversion, became a factory available option starting in 1957. The truck was restored in 1997 and has hardly been driven since.

The ebay auction ended this morning with a $20,101 bid that did not meet reserve. You’ve still got a chance…

Update: Maybe not… ebay states seller ended auction because “item is no longer available.”

Here’s the Bring a Trailer link.
Here’s the ebay link.

For more information on NAPCO check this link.

And finally a link about Orrville Metal Specialty Company

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