Automotive artist and concept designer Abimelec Arellano revisited the old-school truck in Photoshop, giving it some visual specialness from Cadillac. To the point, the pixel manipulator used the gorgeous 1959 Cadillac Series 62.
“This girl is low, lean, and mean,” said Abimelec on Instagram. “Under the hood sits a Bel Air fuel-injected 283-cu.in. V8. Certainly gives the ol’ work truck a little bit more class.” Also known as the Taskmaster and based on the small-block 265 Turbo Fire, the 4.6-liter engine topped out at 315 horsepower or 319 metric ponies in 1961. To put that figure into perspective, the 'Rado with the 2.7 Tripower cranks out 310 horsepower (314 PS).
The Cadillac-style bumper and middle section certainly set this Apache apart from the real-world truck, but more importantly, the black-over-chrome combo brings the point home. This is a low-riding workhorse that wouldn’t look out of place parked in front of the five-star hotel.
The chromed steelies with black outer lips and the wood flooring for the bed also suit the truck’s newfound identity. As you’d expect, the engine bay is a combination of black, red, and unpainted metal.
The Apache ’59 may be only a rendering right now, but it wouldn’t come as a surprise if someone will try recreating this thing as a life-sized restomod from a real truck and with real parts from the luxury division of General Motors. On an ending note, these renderings also serve as a reminder about how simple trucks used to be and how luxurious Cadillacs were in the 1950s.
At the present moment, Caddy sells more vehicles in China than the U.S. while the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4WD High Country with the 6.2-liter V8 or Duramax diesel retails at $61,190 before destination charge.
Oh, how times have changed…
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Hi! How ya’ll doing? I hope well! . . I’ve been unable to do new stuff because my computer fan is shot. Waiting on parts right now, should be fixed tomorrow if everything goes well! I’m itching to go back and do more customs # I figured that in the meantime we could revisit an old favorite of mine, the ‘59 Apache with Cadillac parts! this girl is low, lean and mean and under the hood sits a Bel-Air Fuel Injected 283 V8. Certainly gives the ol’ work truck a little bit more class û Have a great Sunday everyone! . . . . . . . . #chevrolet #apache #pickup #black #fuelie #283 #v8 #wood #bed #custom #low #lean #mean #hotrod #3d #render