18 June 2014

1957 Orrville NAPCO Crew Cab 4WD Chevy Truck

A crew cab 4WD pickup is a regular commodity on today's US showroom floors, but when this was made, 4WD was still considered the preserve of farmers and heavy industry.
A super-rare 1957 Chevrolet 3800 pickup, with a factory crew cab conversion by a company called Orrville Metal Specialty and a NAPCO 4WD conversion (a company that did aftermarket 4WD conversions for  Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, & Studebakers from the 40's to the 70's).
They don't come much rarer than this; apparently only about 100 crew cabs were made and only a handful of those with the 4WD conversion (although more regular cabs were converted by NAPCO). This one has the unburstable 235ci 'stovebolt' straight-six, so will probably still be going long after the sun has gone nova.
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