Before the El Camino, there was another relaxed however hardworking pickup truck Chevy made for the gentlemen farmer – the Cameo Carrier introduced in 1955.
Chevrolet equipped the Cameos with luxurious comforts that get the job done vans hardly ever bundled before, these as carpeting and radios. These pickups have been a success in their very first calendar year with a lot more than 5,000 profits, but they missing momentum as other makers commenced to launch their personal variations of luxury pickups – Ford’s Styleside and Dodge’s Sweptside – with lesser cost tags.
Just 2,244 Cameos were sold in 1957, amid them the Decide on of the Day, a restored and modified 1957 Chevrolet Cameo with a “vibrant blue” repaint and upgraded facilities.
This 1957 Cameo was restored significantly less than 4,300 miles ago, according to the Lavergne, Tennessee, dealer promotion the Cameo on ClassicCars.com, and provided a few custom made upgrades to carry on Chevy’s deluxe vision for these vehicles, which include an AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input, a heart console with cup holders, and air conditioning.
“1957 was the very first 12 months that the Cameo was officially offered in a color besides white,” the dealer states in the advert. “So the restoration took entire edge of this background, and gave it a vivid blue with a wonderful trace of metallic.”
The vendor describes how Chevrolet established the Cameo apart from regular pickups.
“The flush-fitting mattress and revised tailgate was created by using the fiberglass knowledge from the Corvette line,” the seller describes. “It experienced a total sweeping trim with an built-in trace of two-tone colour, and there’s a tailfin style to make this as attractive as the ’57 Bel Air.”
Mirror-like chrome is found on the bumpers, trim and the distinctive grille that was new to the Cameos for this product year.
“Even the personalized specifics are perfectly-built-in, like the a single-piece side glass and common torque thrust wheels with blue Chevy heart caps,” the seller provides. “And there’s a flush-fitting tonneau that shields the terrific-hunting lumber in the truck mattress.”
Energy will come from a modern 350cid little block that is been upgraded with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock ingestion and headers feeding the Flowmaster dual exhaust.
“There’s a lot of shine coming off the valve covers, ingestion, alternator, aluminum radiate, and more,” claims the seller. “And the metallic blue air grabber is a particularly pleasant touch.”
The custom made inside characteristics a two-tone tan and tweed bench seat with matching carpet, doorway panels and headliner.
“You get a terrific-looking sports activities steering wheel on a tilt column, and it gives you a crystal clear look at to the upgraded entire gauge panel that matches in the traditional housing.”
The truck is becoming available for $79,995.
To see this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.