Friday’s Fresh Farm Find – 1959 Chevrolet LCF
You know that feeling that hits you in the pit of your stomach when have to do something you know you really don’t want to do. If you put it off, it will just grow a little every day. This is the feeling I’ve had for a couple weeks, and I finally made the decision to list one of my cherished possessions for sale. I know that much worse things can happen, but for a guy who has collected some of the coolest and rarest trucks it hurts to see a special one go. As you can probably guess, we decided to offer up the Big Chevy you see pictured here.
I bought this truck a couple years ago, and had grand plans of building her into the Big, Heavy Hauling Show Stopper that she deserves to be. In essence returning her to her former glory. Someone now has the chance to buy her, and fulfill my vision. I’m sure this truck will be running for many years to come.
In 1959, Chevrolet made numerous changes to everything from piston and valve specs in the engines to adding many options to the cabs.
There were three options for larger trucks, which would be known as the Apache, Viking, and then the largest being the Spartan.
There were three trim packages in the cabs which came as Standard, Deluxe, and Custom.
The variations and combinations between all of these are endless, but I think this truck has some of the best.
This Spartan came as an LCF (Low Cab Forward) version, which shortened the nose and increased visibility. This one also came with a Custom cab, which was the highest option available. The Custom Cab came standard with an all new checker board pattern fabric on the door panels, chrome metal knobs throughout the dash, and could be ordered with options like a cigar lighter, and an under dash AC unit, which I think was just a glorified evaporative cooler. The Custom Cabs are easily distinguished by the bright and shinny stainless trim around the outside of the windows and doors. This cab also had a big back window. If you step back and look, you’ll see that this cab is almost wrapped in solid glass. There’s not much for blind spots here.
One more cool piece of trivia: If you ever see one of these coming down the road and you spot that big wide “V” under the Bowtie in the center of the hood. That means the truck you’re looking at is sporting one of two V8 engines for the 1959 Model. The straight six options were little torque monsters, but what could be better than possibly having a 348 V8.
This truck not only got the job done, but it looked good doing it. I believe this truck shows pride of ownership, and the original owner stood tall when he was with his truck.
This truck might look out of place today, with the tall cab, and short nose. But in 1959, trucks like these moved America. They are a rare sight today, and most people have never seen one on the road, much less all fixed up at a show. Every vehicle has a story, and I’m glad I could be a part of this one.
She’s available for sale today. But don’t hesitate if you’re interested. This one will not be here long. We keep looking forward to the next Awesome truck and the next fun story.