La Aduana: 1957 Chevy Oreville Crew Cab with NAPCO 4×4

This 1957 Chevrolet Crew Cab 4×4 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 item, 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.
http://bringatrailer.com/2011/11/17/orevill-crew-cab-1957-chevrolet-napco-4×4/

Here’s the ebay link.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140641713358+&viewitem=

For more information on NAPCO check this link.
http://www.napco4x4.org/history.htm

And finally a link about Orrville Metal Specialty Company
http://www.crown-na.com/history.asp

Happy travels,

Nik
West County Explorers Club

Leave a Reply