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Honda Restores a…Chevy?

Posted June 25, 2019 9:00 AM by dstrohl

You read that headline right. American Honda Motor Company, as part of its 60th anniversary celebration, recently commissioned the restoration of a 1961 Chevrolet C-10 Apache to commemorate the small fleet of pickups the fledgling company used to deliver motorcycles to dealers from its Los Angeles headquarters. And, it’s a beauty.

It’s pretty common around here to see the phrase “factory-correct white paint” when reading or writing about a restoration, but it’s all but unheard of when one manufacturer uses it to describe the process used to recreated on of its old delivery vehicles. To get the truck right, Honda consulted old photographs in its archives and even consulted with retired employees.

Honda honors its heritage - built in the bed of a Chevy.

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