1961 Chevy Apache C-10 RAT ROD Tractor Service Pick up Truck + Clinton Mower '61

Price: US $5,550.00 Item location: Winter Park, Florida, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: C-10
  • SubModel: Apache
  • Type: Pick Up
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 9,999,999
  • Color: Green W/ White top & Rust
  • Engine size: 235
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Green , Silver, Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 Chevrolet C-10 Apache

Hello, I'm selling my 1961 Chevy Apache C-10 Rat Rod Pick up truck 235, 3 speed manual shift on the floor, can be put back to column. This was a real work truck for a company named "Porter Tractor Service". It is registered as a '62 but is a for sure a 1961. The dealers used to do this for people when buying as a resale feature for the buyer, probably was illegal, kinda makes it a little cooler. You can fix it if it matters to you. Who ever looks at the title? It is a '61I've triple checked the vin, starts w/a 1. Never even had a radio installed. No seat belts either- never had them, so your grandfathered in for no tickets. If you hate seat belts this is perfect, dangerous but perfect.I have the Florida Title, free and clear, so no worries on that business.
The Good: #1 question asked, "does it run"? -YES it runs, runs good for her age. It's been about a year or so but, I never drive it so these should be considered "newish". I replaced the Radiator, Brakes, exhaust/muffler, put in Alternator, Coil, Battery-Megatron II, Headlights, & new Gas Tank, all around tune up... Also, If wanted, I will include "SPARKY" the mummified rat I found dead inside a nest under the seat when I first got her, proof it's a real "rat rod".
I can't totally swear to no oil leaks but I don't see any signs of any, nor any in the driveway.
The Bad: The tires are just ok, I'd plan to get new ones...Slow leak in one and really slow in another. I have them on really rare '70's Van rims.These tires may not be seating perfect because of the slightly odd size rim.? The windshield is cracked & probably has been for 40+ years. I like it like that, you may not. The driver door opens all the way, someone screwed-up and backed up into something w/it open- not me - again I like it, adds character like the bullet holes in the tailgate. Speedo and gas guage not hooked up. The carb needs adjusting a little bit sometimes, it just needs a new set screw for the idle to keep steady- no big deal. No physical pedal for the gas, never had one, I just use the rod. Not good on bare feet but works great when wearing shoes. Easy fix. Windshield wiper,unhooked but works. The bed-Someone a long time ago, welded a 1/4" steel sheet in the bed over the wood. I removed it...Some of the original wood is still there but not looking so hot. This truck would be really nice with new bed wood, but It worked fine for me the way it is.
Let's talk about the rust as this may be a worrisome subject for some. The rust is mostly surface and all metal appears to be solid except a couple of small spots around the door and upper windshield/lip area. Only an area above the windshield really needs any attention. Can't see in the pic, I can take and send one if you wish. I could cram the areas with bondo and spray paint it so you wouldn't notice but I'd rather leave it up to you to fix the way you want as it's in a weird spot and it wouldn't be right to do that, like it was done to me,as covering it up would only cause you a bigger problem down the road. Someone already did that and I removed it. That's why there are holes now. Also a spot in the roof above the lip area that was caused by this. Also can be repaired to match. The lip area is common to be the worst place and it's a one piece replacement. Not to say that there isn't ant bondo on her. Someone also did some on the bottom of the doors at some point, it kinda works-looks wise. Gives it more character I guess. Anything can be fixed but not really needed. Overall, If you ask me, this truck is more solid than anything new. Real American steel.
If this truck was perfect then what fun would you really have? Fixing it up a little and making it yours is why you get something like this. It's a perfect starting platform in making something really great, or just patch her up a little and hit the road.
The ugly: Don't want to sell, not at all, but I had to move in with and care for my mother as she is dying of brain & lung cancer. Ugg. I have to start a small, in home, business to try and handle these surmounting bills. I need to acquire the equipment to do so. So, I'm selling my truck to try and make things as right as I can. I'm not in a hurry to sell, It just has to get done.
+++I will also include a 1961 Clinton Tractor lawn mower is same condition. If you want it. It looks great in the back because it's a mini tractor. I've had it running before but it's been a while.I usually put it in the truck when going to a car show. This is the kind of truck everyone likes to hang around and lean on and talk around for some reason. Probably because they aren't worried about scratching it. Anyway, It's a neat lil' collectible rare lawn tractor / mower.
Blah,blah,blah...These items are "AS IS". I'm not a mechanic and if I missed mentioning a missing bolt or something it's not my intention.This is a 55 year old truck that has been beet up, run down, cussed out, and shot at... and a few other things I'm sure. She ain't perfect and I ain't pretending she is. She needs love n' some other stuff. Ohhh the stories she could tell. So please make sure this is what you want. If I was/am aware of ANYTHING wrong w/her I'd post it. If for some reason I think of anything else I'll update the post but I think I did good. I hope so as I could only imagine how bad it would be to travel a long distance just to feel flim flamed by a bad listing. I'm not that guy!
Please let me know if you have any questions at all and I'll be happy to answer them the best I can. Or, Let me know if you would like to stop by and see it in person.
You will have to pick it up yourself or arrange for someone to do so for you, a buddy/ shipping/ trucking/ towing company. Get it whenever, any day and anytime is fine by me as I'll be here. I'd plan on NOT driving it home unless you live close by as it takes a little getting used to driving it. I wouldn't feel good if something happened to you driving her home, but that's your call. REMEMBER..."AS IS"... NO REFUNDS.THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LOOKING & GOOD LUCK !!!