Jun 19 2019
Honda Restored a Chevy Truck Because History Matters More Than the Brand
Today, Honda and Chevrolet are rivals in the car market and they compete on race tracks, history was quite different. There was a time when Honda leaned on Chevrolet to for help getting started in the U.S. market in 1959, using a fleet of Chevy Apache pickup trucks to deliver motorcycles to dealers.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Honda’s American motorcycle sales, the automaker fully restored a 1961 Chevy Apache 10. The truck is powered with a 283-cubic inch V8 with a three-speed manual transmission.
However, the truck was accompanied by a pair of Honda motorcycles, the smaller is a 1965 Honda 50 super cub and the larger one is a 1965 Honda CB160.