Spotted another Chevy pickup truck, very similar to the Apache we featured not long ago. This one has been nicely restored with fresh paint and a healthy dose of lowering. I have read that these C/K pickups from 1960 were also called “Apache” but I’m unsure. Instead of the term “fleetside”, to indicate a flat bedside, Chevrolet used the term “wide-side” to indicate the same thing to buyers, according to Wikipedia. I like this and I’ve always been intrigued by classic pickup trucks. However, I don’t think I could daily drive one. Would you buy an old truck?
And check out the previous Chevy trucks we’ve spotted:
1958 Chevy Apache Pickup Truck
1973 Chevy C-10 Step side Pickup
We’re sticking with the theme of Toyota pickups. This one comes to us in a blazing orange glory from 1976. Is it coincidental that all the small pickups of this time such as the Datsun 620 and the Ford Courier, were similar looking and offered this amazing orange paint option? In matter of fact, all the colors they offered on these trucks were pretty rad. Bring back more cool colors!
Trucks are often featured less than cars on this site, but they deserve their time to shine. This 1984 Nissan Single Cab Pickup is a fine example of boxy truck styling found in the 80’s and 90’s. This one has been modified tastefully and conjures up memories of Marty McFly’s Toyota Tacoma from the movie “Back to the Future” – the mild lift, chrome mags, roll bar and KC lights, etc… One thing I particularly like about this truck is the paint job, which I presume is from the factory.
Some information about the Nissan 720 PU:
The Datsun Truck is a compact pickup truck made by Nissan in Japan from 1955 through 1997. It was originally sold under the Datsun brand, but this was switched to Nissan in 1983. It was replaced in 1997 by the Frontier and Navara.
In 1980, Nissan introduced the Datsun 720 as successor to the 620. In the US, the 720 came in regular cab and “King Cab” models, with regular and long bed options with standard (GL), deluxe (DX), and “Sport Truck” (ST) trim packages, all of which had two doors. In addition, from 1984 to 1986 a covered utility body style like that of the first generation Toyota 4Runner was available as an aftermarket conversion by a company called Matrix3 called the Bushmaster. The Datsun 720 was available in both 2WD and 4WD configurations, the latter having a divorced transfer case. The long wheelbase 2WD trucks (King Cab, short bed, and regular cab, long bed) had a two-piece driveshaft with a center support bearing.
The 720 was assembled in the newly built Smyrna, Tennessee plant from the 1983.5 model year until 1986. However, Nissan of Mexico continued to build the pickup until 1991, 1992 being its last official model year. They were exported to the whole of Latin America.